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Mother Teresa's Time at Scripps Recalled

Nun becomes saint 25 years after life was saved by Scripps MDs

Scripps physcians pictured with Mother Teresa.

Nun becomes saint 25 years after life was saved by Scripps MDs

Twenty-five years after Scripps Clinic physicians saved the life of Mother Teresa when she suffered heart problems and other health emergencies while in Tijuana, Mexico, Pope Francis declared the exalted Roman Catholic nun a saint in a recent ceremony in Rome.

Paul Teirstein, MD, the cardiologist who implanted a then-experimental stent in Mother Teresa's heart, recalled the care he provided to her and his personal interactions with the Nobel laureate in an interview with 10News.

Several other local news outlets also noted the care Mother Teresa received from Scripps in their coverage.

Read the National Catholic Reporter article: Mother Teresa and the Secular Scribe

Watch the 10News report: San Diego Doctor Saved Mother Teresa's Life

Watch the CBS 8 report: Local Church Celebrates Mother Teresa's Sainthood

Read The San Diego Union-Tribune article: Tijuana Celebrates Mother Teresa's Sainthood

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