The Mother Teresa’s canonization at the Vatican today will rely on the assistance of more than 100 thousand people and more than 15 official delegations, wrapped in an important safety device.
The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, did not help estimate the number of people who will attend the ceremonies but said it had already distributed 100,000 free tickets to enter in St. Peter’s Square. The faithful should also focus on the Avenue of Reconciliation, which connects the city-state in Rome, and adjacent streets.
The ceremonies of the canonization, decreed by Pope Francisco on March 15, will take place in St. Peter’s Square from 10:30 local, a day before the 19th birthday of Mother Teresa’s death.
The Vatican believed more than 600 journalists from around the world and 125 televisions will broadcast the ceremonies, which will take place under a major security system, which led to traffic court a few months ago, the avenue of Reconciliation, the division into three zones the St. Peter’s square and the presence of about three thousand of the security forces agents. The area of the airspace was also closed, said Greg Burke.
The canonization Mass celebrated by Francisco will attend the Brazilian Marcilio Haddad Andrino, whose “extraordinary and inexplicable cure” was the second miracle that Mother Teresa raised to the altars.
The liturgical feast of the new saint will be first celebrated on Monday, the day of death of the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity with a new Mass in St. Peter’s Square, under the chairmanship of Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin , from 10:00.
Born on August 26, 1910 in an Albanian family in Skopje (Macedonia), Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu came to 18 in the order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto in Dublin (Ireland), where he took the name of Teresa in honor of Saint Teresa of Lisieux.
In early 1948, he settled in a Calcutta slum to treat and teach. In 1979, his work was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Mother Teresa died in that city in 1997, with 87 years.