A spokesperson for the Missionaries of Charity also confirmed the development to PTI.

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Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to the poor and the needy, will be declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in September 2016, a Catholic newspaper reported on Thursday.

Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire, said on its website that a second miracle attributed to the Mother, wherein a Brazilian man with a deadly brain disease was miraculously cured, has been approved by Pope Francis on Thursday.

She was beatified in 2003 by the late Pope John Paul, after a miracle attributed to her in 1998 after her death, was officially recognized. A Bengali tribal woman suffering from an abdominal tumour, is said to have been cured.

Beatification is the last step before canonization, when a person is officially declared a saint. 

A spokesperson for the Missionaries of Charity also confirmed the development to PTI.

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity order of nuns in 1950 in Calcutta, where she spent several years working for the upliftment of the poor and helpless.

Mother Teresa died in 1997 at the age of 87.

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