Hours after canonisation of Mother Teresa, Jesus statue vandalised in Mumbai

On the day when Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint, some unknown miscreants vandalised a statue of Jesus Christ at Juhu Tara road in Mumbai on Sunday. 

Last Updated: Sep 04, 2016, 16:28 PM IST
Hours after canonisation of Mother Teresa, Jesus statue vandalised in Mumbai
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Mumbai: On the day when Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint, some unknown miscreants vandalised a statue of Jesus Christ at Juhu Tara road in Mumbai on Sunday. 

An NGO told CNN-News18 that some police officials tempered with the evidence and demanded that they be also booked along with the attackers. 

Today, almost 19 years after her death, Mother Teresa, Nobel laureate and the messiah of the poor, was formally canonized by Pope Francis at Vatican city.

The founder of the Missionaries of Charity, who brought dignity to the thousands dying on the streets of Calcutta, was honoured at the mid-morning ceremony in front of St Peter's Basilica, which was attended by the more than 100,000 people.

Her elevation to Roman Catholicism's celestial pantheon came in a canonisation mass in St Peter's square in the Vatican that was presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims.