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In Pictures: Mother Teresa's 109th birth anniversary

Updated : 2019-08-27 14:17:10

Founder of Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa’s 109th birthday was celebrated on August 26. Winner of the Noble Peace Prize, Mother Teresa’s missionary worked for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. Mother Teresa was baptised a day after her birth and later started to consider the day of her baptism, August 27, as her "true birthday". Mother Teresa was canonised at a ceremony on September 4, 2016, in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City.

Indians pay floral tribute to a bust of Saint Mother Teresa on her birth anniversary in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Founder of Missionaries of Charity and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, born on this day at Skopje, Macedonia, Slovenia in 1910, was a Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying. Mother Teresa was conferred a Sainthood on Sept. 4, 2016, by Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indians pay floral tribute to a bust of Saint Mother Teresa on her birth anniversary in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Founder of Missionaries of Charity and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, born on this day at Skopje, Macedonia, Slovenia in 1910, was a Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying. Mother Teresa was conferred a Sainthood on Sept. 4, 2016, by Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Sister Mary Prema Pierick, center, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, lights a candle as Thomas D'Souza, right, Archbishop of Calcutta bows at the tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.  Mother Teresa began missionary work with the poor in 1948. She replaced her traditional Loreto habit with a simple white cotton sari that had a blue border. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Sister Mary Prema Pierick, center, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, lights a candle as Thomas D'Souza, right, Archbishop of Calcutta bows at the tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.  Mother Teresa began missionary work with the poor in 1948. She replaced her traditional Loreto habit with a simple white cotton sari that had a blue border. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Thomas D'Souza, second right, Archbishop of Calcutta conducts a special service beside the tomb of Saint Teresa while Superior General Sister Mary Prema Pierick, third right, and other nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, join a prayer on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Thomas D'Souza, second right, Archbishop of Calcutta conducts a special service beside the tomb of Saint Teresa while Superior General Sister Mary Prema Pierick, third right, and other nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, join a prayer on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa rescued 37 children trapped in a front line hospital by brokering a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Palestine. Accompanied by Red Cross workers, she traveled through the war zone to the destroyed hospital to evacuate the young patients. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa rescued 37 children trapped in a front line hospital by brokering a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Palestine. Accompanied by Red Cross workers, she traveled through the war zone to the destroyed hospital to evacuate the young patients. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. During her humanitarian missions, Mother Teresa suffered from numerous diseases and injuries. She had pneumonia, malaria, suffered two heart attacks, and even broke her collar bone. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. During her humanitarian missions, Mother Teresa suffered from numerous diseases and injuries. She had pneumonia, malaria, suffered two heart attacks, and even broke her collar bone. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa received more than 120 honours and awards during her lifetime including the Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize in 1962 and Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa received more than 120 honours and awards during her lifetime including the Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize in 1962 and Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa was canonised at a ceremony on September 4, 2016, in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa was canonised at a ceremony on September 4, 2016, in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray in front of her portrait on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa was beatified on October 19 2003 and was known by Catholics as
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray in front of her portrait on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Mother Teresa was beatified on October 19 2003 and was known by Catholics as "Blessed". (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Sister Mary Prema Pierick, right, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, and other nuns pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Sister Mary Prema Pierick, right, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, and other nuns pray by her tomb on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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