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PHOTOS: Mother Teresa's Canonisation Ceremony In Vatican City

Sushma Swaraj, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal attended the canonisation ceremony.

04/09/2016 2:37 PM IST | Updated 04/09/2016 4:13 PM IST
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Mother Teresa, whose life work was all about giving dignity to the poorest of the poor, was today canonised by Pope Francis in Vatican City.

Nineteen years after her death, Mother Teresa was declared a saint at the St Peter's Basilica, with over 100,000 people from all over the world gathering at Saint Peter's Square. The Indian delegation included Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"For the honour of the Blessed Trinity... we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint and we enroll her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church," Pope Francis said in Latin.

Here are some photos of Mother's Teresa's canonisation.

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A general view of Saint Peter's Square as Pope Francis leads a mass for the canonisation of Mother Teresa.

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Pope Francis blesses with an incense burner as he leads a mass for the canonisation of Mother Teresa.

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A nun, belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity, carries a relic of Mother Teresa.

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Nuns of the Missionary of Charity prays during a holy mass for canonisation of Mother Teresa.

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Pope Francis arrives to lead a Holy Mass and canonisation of Mother Teresa of Kolkata.

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Polish faithful hold a banner reading the name of their city as they arrive to attend the Canonisation of Mother Teresa.

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A faithful holds a statue of Mother Teresa.

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Nuns of the Missionary of Charity carry the mother's relics as a religious man prays during a holy mass for her canonisation.

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Pope Francis arrives to lead a Holy Mass and canonisation of Mother Teresa.

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Faithful and pilgrims wait to enter in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican before the canonisation ceremony.

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