Mother Teresa to be Canonized by Pope Francis Sept. 4

Amanda Casanova | Religion Today Contributing Writer | Friday, September 02, 2016

Mother Teresa to be Canonized by Pope Francis Sept. 4

Mother Teresa will be canonized Sunday by Pope Francis at the Vatican.


Mother Teresa was known for always speaking truth even when her words were unwelcome and made others uncomfortable.


According to, Hillary Clinton reportedly once asked Mother Teresa why America had not yet elected a woman president and Mother Teresa said: “She has probably been aborted.”


Mother Teresa condemned abortion in her work throughout the world.


“The greatest destroyer of peace today is the cry of the innocent unborn child,” she said during her acceptance speech of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.


“For if a mother can murder her own child, in her own womb, what is left for you and for me? To kill each other.


“Today millions of unborn children are being killed, but we say nothing … Let us make a strong resolution. We are going to save every little child. Every unborn child. Give them a chance to be born.”


Then at a 1994 National Prayer Breakfast, she called abortion a “war against the child.”


“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion,” she said.



Publication date: September 2, 2016