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  • On September 4, 2016, the Vatican will declare Mother Teresa "Saint Teresa of Calcutta,"on the 19th anniversary of her death. Born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the poor in Calcutta, India (now Kolkata). </br></br> A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity tends to a patient at Nirmal Hriday, a home for the destitute and old, founded by Mother Teresa ahead of Mother Teresa's canonization ceremony, in Kolkata, India, August 31, 2016.
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  • A nun works at Shishu Bhavan, a Missionaries of Charity run home for abandoned and destitute children, including children with special needs, August 30, 2016 in Kolkata, India.
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  • Patients are seen at Nirmal Hriday, a Missionaries of Charity run hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying, August 30, 2016 in Kolkata, India.
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  • A former patient makes saris for nuns at Gandhiji Prem Nevas Leprosy Centre, run by the Missionaries of Charity August 31, 2016 in Kolkata, India. The majority of workers at Gandhiji Prem Nevas Leprosy Centre are recovered former patients.
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  • A teacher works at Shishu Bhavan, a Missionaries of Charity run home for abandoned and destitute children, including children with special needs, August 30, 2016 in Kolkata, India.
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  • A patient is seen at Nirmal Hriday, a Missionaries of Charity run hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying, August 30, 2016 in Kolkata, India.
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  • Patients are tended to at Gandhiji Prem Nevas Leprosy Centre, run by the Missionaries of Charity August 31, 2016 in Kolkata, India.
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  • A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children's home founded by Mother Teresa, ahead of Mother Teresa's canonization ceremony in Kolkata, India, August 30, 2016.
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  • Lunch is served to patients at Gandhiji Prem Nevas Leprosy Centre, run by the Missionaries of Charity August 31, 2016 in Kolkata, India.
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  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta greets journalists after arriving in Rome from New Delhi, May 16, 1997.
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