Marking 20th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death

Roman Catholic nuns of the Missionaries of Charity praying at the tomb of Mother Teresa at a service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death at the order's house in Kolkata, India, yesterday. Pope Francis on Monday proclaimed Mother Teresa a
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Roman Catholic nuns of the Missionaries of Charity praying at the tomb of Mother Teresa at a service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death at the order's house in Kolkata, India, yesterday. Pope Francis on Sept 4, 2016 proclaimed Mother Teresa a saint, hailing her work with the destitute of Kolkata as a beacon for mankind and testimony of God's compassion for the poor. The revered nun's elevation to Catholicism's celestial pantheon came in a canonisation mass in St Peter's Square presided over by Pope Francis.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 06, 2017, with the headline 'Marking 20th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death'. Print Edition | Subscribe