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Pope Francis reaches for a poster of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd, in Tirana, Albania during his visit in 2014  (PA)

A spokesman has said the reported date of September 4 for the canonisation is only hypothetical

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin were a shining example to their renowned daughter and still inspire Catholics today

A statue of Blessed Junipero Serra in California (CNS/Bob Mullen)

The canonisation will take place on September 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington

A statue of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador (CNS)

A blessedly quick beatification

Romero’s case shows how deeply entrenched John Paul’s reforms to saint-making have become

Pope Francis at the Mass (PA)

The Pope spoke at an open air Mass in Colombo attended by thousands

Pope Francis at the Canonisation Mass in Colombo for St Joseph Vaz (PA)

Thousands see Sri Lanka’s first saint canonised by Pope Francis in Colombo

Pope John Paul I who was also known as 'The Smiling Pope' (CNS)

Document advancing beatification of ‘the Smiling Pope’ will be submitted this autumn

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Benedict XVI

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

John Paul II prays during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2003 Below: John XXIII pictured in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

A pair of saints to be proud of

John XXIII was very much a man of the people, while John Paul II lived the Gospel without compromise