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More than a dozen doctors consulted over Mother Teresa miracle

Catholic News Service published a report on Tuesday about the process of investigation of the miracle that has led to Mother Teresa of Calcutta's beatification.

The News Service says: "More than a dozen physicians in India and Rome werted about the mysterious cure of an Indian woman before the Vatican accepted the healing as the miracle needed for the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The promoter of Mother Teresa's canonization cause, Missionaries of Charity Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, posted detailed information about the medical condition of Monika Besra and about her cure on the cause's Web site in early January.

After studies by Indian and by Vatican-appointed physicians, the decree recognizing the miracle was issued Dec. 20; Pope John Paul II will celebrate the beatification Oct. 19 at the Vatican.

The Web site -- -- also includes a form for individuals, families or groups who want to reserve free tickets for the beatification Mass in Rome.

Father Kolodiejchuk's article on the cure includes statements from physicians in India who doubted the disappearance of Besra's large ovarian cyst was a miracle or doubted the original diagnosis of a cyst.

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