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From Gonxha Agnes Bojaxhiu to Saint Mother Teresa: A storyboard

Mother Teresa, the nun who dedicated her life to caring for the “poorest of the poor” is set to be canonised by the Vatican on September 4. A look at her extraordinary life that led to her sainthood.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2016 11:30 IST
Indian christians gather to pray in front of a statue of Mother Teresa at The Our Lady Queen Church in Siliguri on Saturday, where a picture of Mother Teresa is displayed during a special prayer on the eve of her canonisation in Rome.
Indian christians gather to pray in front of a statue of Mother Teresa at The Our Lady Queen Church in Siliguri on Saturday, where a picture of Mother Teresa is displayed during a special prayer on the eve of her canonisation in Rome. (AFP)

Mother Teresa, the nun who dedicated her life to caring for the “poorest of the poor”, will be canonised by the Vatican on September 4. More than a hundred thousand people are expected at the ceremony for Mother Teresa at the Vatican City, marking the culmination of a process described as long, complex, opaque and often contentious. The service to declare the Nobel Peace prize winner a saint will be led by Pope Francis in front of St Peter’s basilica.

Hindustan Times presents a documentation of her life and the process that led to her sainthood.

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