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Mother Teresa canonization LIVE: Pope Francis declares Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa has been declared Saint Teresa of Calcutta by Pope Francis later today. Here are the highlights of the canonization ceremony held in Vatican City.

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Mother Teresa has been declared Saint Teresa of Calcutta on September 4, the eve of her death anniversary by Pope Francis at Vatican City. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Mother Teresa has been declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sunday at a canonisation ceremony held in Vatican City. The canonization on September 4 comes on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. She will now be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The canonization ceremony began at 2 pm IST and was followed by an Eucharistic celebration.

A 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level delegations from Delhi and West Bengal, led by Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee were in Vatican City to attend the ceremony.

Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997. On October 19, 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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