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"Saint of the Gutters" Calcutta - 1995

For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Her beatification by Pope John Paul II following her death gave her the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu and commonly known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was an ethnic Albanian, Indian Roman Catholic nun. In April 1996, Mother Teresa fell and broke her collar bone. In August she suffered from malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle. She had heart surgery but it was clear that her health was declining. On 13 March 1997, she stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity. She died on 5 September 1997. Update: Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will become a saint on September 4-2016, Pope Francis announced Tuesday. The date on which she will be proclaimed a saint falls on the eve of the anniversary of her death, which occurred on September 5, 1997.
Update: September 04-2016 - Saint Teresa - More than 100,000 people gathered in and around St. Peter's Square in Vatican City today for the canonization mass for Mother Teresa. The making of Saint Teresa is the culmination of nearly two decades of research.
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