Why On Earth Is The Catholic Church Making Mother Teresa A Saint?

Published December 18, 2015
Updated January 8, 2018

Mother Teresa Ran In Some Questionable Circles

Pictures Of Mother Teresa

RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty ImagesPortrait of Mother Theresa taken in 1991.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Mother Theresa had connections to corrupt world leadership. While neglecting the needs of the sick, Mother Teresa rubbed elbows with the powerful.

She had a close relationship with the Haitian dictator and tyrant Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was charged with crimes against humanity for his abuse of fellow Haitians.

She also received $1.25 million from her friend Charles Keating.

Keating was one of the key figures behind the 1980s savings and loan crisis, brought about by housing market and loan speculation, which ended up costing American taxpayers $124 billion.

And speaking of money…

Nickolaus Hines
Nickolaus Hines is a freelance writer in New York City. He graduated from Auburn University, and his recent bylines can be found at Men's Journal, Inverse, and Grape Collective.