A nun of the Missionaries of Charity decorates a picture of Mother Teresa prior to a special prayer service at Mother House in Calcutta on December 18. Photo: AFP

Why the heavenly status of Mother Teresa lies in her work on earth

Priya Virmani says saints are seen as such because of the people they help during their lifetimes, not for any miracles ascribed to them posthumously, and it is time for the idea of sainthood to be challenged

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A nun of the Missionaries of Charity decorates a picture of Mother Teresa prior to a special prayer service at Mother House in Calcutta on December 18. Photo: AFP
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