Pope John Paul-II beatified Mother Teresa on October 19, 2003.
“As a Christian, I am eagerly waiting for the canonization of Mother Teresa. She has been a mother to millions of Indian especially the poorest of the poor and the underprivileged,” Thelekkat told.
“Christians and her followers will continue her work among the poor with a winged humanism which the Hindu fundamentalists failed to understand. Where have all the converts that the great missionaries of this age and especially Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, were supposed to have proselytized gone? If Christianity converts it is to that winged humanism which India needs so dearly,” added Thelekkat.
The Albanian born Teresa turned a nun and was given Indian citizenship in 1948. She founded the Missionaries of Charity and worked for the welfare of poor and the downtrodden. Mother Teresa breathed her last on September 5th 1997.