Mother Teresa
Late Mother Teresa is likely to be canonised as a saint in September 2016 in Vatican City as Pope Francis has recognised the second miracle attributed to her.Reuters

The Nobel Peace Laureate from India, Mother Teresa, is going to be raised to sainthood by Pope Francis in 2016, according to Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Catholic Bishops Conference.

The process of canonisation or sainthood requires the individual to have performed two miracles and the Pope has approved Mother Teresa's second miracle.

The approval came three days ago after a panel of experts by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints presided over the attribution of the incident to the religious sister.

A Brazilian man's family is said to have prayed to Mother Teresa and he got miraculously cured, leaving doctors clueless in 2008. The man had been suffering from a deadly brain disease, reported Time.

Having performed a second miracle, the reports from the Vatican newspaper indicate that she will be canonised in September 2016 as part of the Pope's Jubilee Year of Mercy. However, the Vatican is yet to confirm the reports. And no comment has been made from the house of the top authority on Roman Catholicism.

Earlier, in 2003, a woman suffering a from tumour had been healed after Mother Teresa's photo had been placed on her stomach. Pope John Paul II had then had beatified the religious sister, following what had been called the first instance of miracle performed by her after death.

Teresa, who was also known as the "Saint of the Gutters" and died in 1997 at the age of 87, had founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation, spanning 133 countries.

The Missionaries of Charity run hospices and homes for people suffering from deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. The organisation also provides shelters for the homeless, runs dispensaries, schools, mobile clinics and orphanages.

Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia to Albanian parents. She had later moved to Ireland and then finally to India. She resided in Kolkata, India for most of her life.

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.