The Vatican confirms it will make Mother Teresa a “saint” in 2016.

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Known as ‘The Saint of the Gutter’, she was beatified, the first step towards sainthood, in 2003.

Now, the miraculous healing of a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumours has been proclaimed as thanks to Mother Teresa’s direct intervention, reported the Avvenire newspaper.

A panel of experts, convened by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, attributed the miracle to Mother Teresa.

Teresa, born Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1949.

The traditional canonisation procedure requires at least two miracles, and she was first beatified Pope John Paul II in a fast-tracked process in 2003.

In 2002, the Vatican officially recognised that the 1998 healing of a Bengali tribal woman, Monika Besra, who was suffering from an abdominal tumour was a miracle performed by Mother Teresa.

She died in 1997 at the age of 87.