Two Kerala ministers to attend Mother Teresa’s canonization

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016,11:51 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | CPI(M)-led LDF government will send two of its ministers to Rome to attend the September 4 canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa, in which she would be elevated to sainthood.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here Wednesday that state Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac and Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas would represent the state government in the much-awaited function.

The government will send an official delegation to the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa. Ministers-Thomas Isaac and Mathew T Thomas will attend the function, he told a press meet here. The government is sending the delegation as per the request of Syro Malankara Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis, the chief minister added.

Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003. In March, Pope Francis had announced that she would be elevated to sainthood after the Church recognized two miracles attributed to her. Teresa died in 1997.