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CCCB requests the liturgical memorial of Saint Teresa of Calcutta be inscribed in the General Roman Calendar

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Saint Teresa of CalcuttaIn a letter addressed to His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has petitioned the Congregation for the liturgical memorial of Saint Teresa of Calcutta to be inserted into the General Roman Calendar, in view of its being observed annually on 5 September, the anniversary of her death. The request was made following a unanimous decision by the CCCB Permanent Council. In his letter, the CCCB President notes how "our country was deeply touched by the life, the faith and the example of Mother Teresa" as well as highlighting various events and references which show how she has made a worldwide impact.

Link to the letter of Bishop Crosby (PDF)

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 31 2017  
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