St Teresa – level 2

08-09-2016 07:00

Tens of thousands of pilgrims came to St Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sunday. Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint.

She worked in the slums of the Indian city which is now called Calcutta. Mother Teresa became one of the most recognisable faces of the 20th century. She received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work. The Pope said that many people will still call her Mother Teresa, not St Teresa.

Critics of Mother Teresa say that she did not fight the causes of poverty. They say that she took money from dictators and use the money for her work. However, Pope John Paul II put her on the route to canonisation two years after her death instead of the usual five years. She died in 1997.

Difficult words: pilgrim (a person who travels somewhere for religious reasons), recognisable (known to people), canonisation (officially make a dead person a saint).

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