World celebrates Mother Teresa's sainthood

Nobel peace laureate Mother Teresa was made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony led by Pope Francis on September 4.

Pope Francis prays as he leads the canonisation ceremony which comes just a day short of the 19th death anniversary of Mother Teresa.

Pope Francis prays as he leads the canonisation ceremony which comes just a day short of the 19th death anniversary of Mother Teresa. (AFP)

Pope Francis arrives for the canonisation ceremony which took place in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims.

Pope Francis arrives for the canonisation ceremony which took place in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims. (Reuters)

Thousands gathered at the Saint Peter's square to honour the nun who dedicated over four decades of her life to the service of the poor in Kolkata.


Thousands gathered at the Saint Peter's square to honour the nun who dedicated over four decades of her life to the service of the poor in Kolkata. (Reuters)

Nuns of the Missionary of Charity carry Mother Teresa's relics during her canonisation.

Nuns of the Missionary of Charity carry Mother Teresa's relics during her canonisation. (AFP)

The ceremony was attended by world leaders including the President of Albania Bujar Nishani and his wife Odeta and Queen Sophia of Spain.

The ceremony was attended by world leaders including the President of Albania Bujar Nishani and his wife Odeta and Queen Sophia of Spain. (AFP)

Nuns belonging to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity order arrive at the Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Nuns belonging to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity order arrive at the Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Reuters)

A Swiss Guard stands in front of a tapestry depicting Mother Teresa before the mass.

A Swiss Guard stands in front of a tapestry depicting Mother Teresa before the mass. (Reuters)

Indians paid obeisance to a statue of Mother Teresa unveiled at a church in Chennai.

Indians paid obeisance to a statue of Mother Teresa unveiled at a church in Chennai. (AFP)

Mumbai celebrated Mother Teresa's sainthood with a commemorative postage stamp.

Mumbai celebrated Mother Teresa's sainthood with a commemorative postage stamp. (AFP)

Missionaries of Charity nuns pray during the holy mass for her canonisation at the Saint Peter's Square.


Missionaries of Charity nuns pray during the holy mass for her canonisation at the Saint Peter's Square. (AFP)