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Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony underway at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City.



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The canonisation ceremony will take place on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. She died on September 5, 1997. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is leading the official delegation from the country.

 



"A symbol of service and compassion. Mother Teresa showed the world the extraordinary power of love. We celebrate today that enduring legacy of love," his office tweeted.

Some 1,500 homeless people across Italy were also brought to Rome in buses to be given seats of honour at the celebration - and then a pizza lunch served by 250 nuns and priests of the Sisters of Charity order.

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Pope Francis cleared the way for sainthood last year when he recognised a second miracle attributed to her.She died in 1997 - aged 87 - and was beatified in 2003, the first step to sainthood.She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. The sisterhood now has 4,500 nuns worldwide.

"The world renowned nun worked most of her life with the poor in Kolkata and that had made her an instantly recognisable global figure.Separate delegations for the canonisation ceremony are also being led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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