IndiaPost releases postage stamp on Mother Teresa

Mumbai: To celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa as a saint, IndiaPost today released a commemorative postage stamp on her.

Union Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha unveiled the postage stamp during a ceremony at the Divine Child High School here, an official statement said.

Bishop Agnelo Gracias and Sister Rubella, a representative from Missionaries of Charity, were present at the ceremony.

Teresa, who worked for the destitute in Kolkata and became a global icon of Christian charity, was declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican today.

Her elevation to Roman Catholicism's celestial pantheon came in a canonisation mass in St Peter's square in the Vatican that was presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims.

"For the honour of the Blessed Trinity... we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enrol her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church," the pontiff said in Latin.