Pope John Paul II greets Mother Teresa of Kolkata at the Vatican.
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Mother Teresa will be made a saint on Sept. 4 .The announcement was expected after Francis in December approved a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa's intercession – the final hurdle to make her a saint. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa joined the Loreto order of nuns in 1928 .Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work with Kolkata's destitute and ill – work which continued even after she herself became sick. She died on Sept. 5, 1997, at age 87 . At the time, her Missionaries of Charity order had nearly 4,000 nuns and ran roughly 600 orphanages, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and clinics.
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