DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     August 3, 1999     vol. 10, no. 144

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POPE EAGER TO SEE MOTHER TERESA CANONIZED, SAYS NEW NUNCIO TO INDIA

          NEW DELHI (CWNews.com) - "Pope John Paul II is anxious that Mother Teresa be canonized soon," said the Vatican's new ambassador to India, Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, on his arrival in New Delhi on Saturday.

          "The Pope would like to accelerate the process of canonization of Mother Teresa," said a press release issued by Father Dominic Immanuel, public relations secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), on Monday quoting the new nuncio to India. The press release further quoted Archbishop Baldisseri as saying he was happy to know that Archbishop Henry D'Souza of Calcutta has started the formal process of inquiry mandatory for canonization.

          Archbishop Baldisseri, who has served in Vatican embassies in Guatemala, Japan, Brazil, Paraguay, France, Zimbabwe and Haiti, was received at the Indira Gandhi airport by Archbishop Alan Basil de Lastic of Delhi, CBCI president, and other church officials. The new Vatican ambassador said he was excited by his new assignment to a country he had always wanted to visit. "India is held in great esteem by the Vatican," he said.


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August 3, 1999       volume 10, no. 144
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