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Arvind Kejriwal to attend Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony in Rome

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 July 2016, 13:01 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted the Missionaries of Charity's invitation and is all set to attend the sainthood ceremony of Mother Teresa in Rome's Vatican city on 4 September.

Mother Teresa, who passed away in 1997 after serving the poor and sick on the streets of Kolkata for 45 years, will be declared a saint by Pope Francis on the eve of her 19th death anniversary.

Pope Francis had announced the decision to declare Mother Teresa a saint back in March.

Apart from Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also attend the ceremony.

Kejriwal has a close association with the Missionaries of Charity as he had worked for the Mother Teresa-run NGO in 1992 before being selected for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

--With ANI inputs

First published: 27 July 2016, 13:01 IST
 
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