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Her mission to the dying was itself a miracle, her lasting gift to the world

Catholics will be delighted at sainthood for Mother Teresa, says Tim Stanley

Published 24/12/2015 | 02:30

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa

The Vatican has announced that Mother Teresa is to be declared a saint. For the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, this is an early Christmas present. For others, it is evidence of lunacy. They ask: "How can intelligent people be suckered by the Mother Teresa myth?"

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Sceptics insist that the miracles attributed to her after death are bunkum, about as rational as belief in Father Christmas.

There is a common misconception about Mother Teresa's work - that she sold herself as a regular doctor. In fact, she was closer to a palliative nurse.

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