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Msgr. Hilary Franco: Mother Teresa 'Was an Extraordinary Human Being'

By    |   Thursday, 01 Sep 2016 05:47 PM

Mother Teresa was a saint during her life and before she officially becomes one this weekend, a representative of the Holy See told Newsmax TV.

Msgr. Hilary C. Franco of the Office of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN told host JD Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime" Mother Teresa was an "extraordinary human being."

"You can imagine how I would feel when a person whom you already know is a saint because she was a saint to us even before this coming Sunday being proclaimed by Pope Francis," said Franco, referencing Mother Teresa's upcoming canonization. She died in 1997.

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"We consider her to be a wonderful nun and so on and so forth. She was an extraordinary human being. She came down from that beautiful place where she was living in almost luxury at the high school in Calcutta. She left to serve the poorest among the poor but to serve everybody else."

Franco said he spent 26 years in Vatican City and said mass every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Whenever Mother Teresa was in town, she would attend his mass.

"She would be in the back of the chapel kneeling down until the end," he said. "After the prayers she would come to the sacristy to get a blessing but also to chat a little bit about my homilies."

It was announced last December Mother Teresa would be canonized after Pope Francis approved two miracles she performed.

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