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The 17th anniversary of Mother Teresa is celebrated

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Like today 17 years ago, Mother Teresa was proclaimed "Blessed" by Pope John Paul II, as a symbol of help and contribution to the "poorest of the poor", to whom she devoted her entire life. In May 2011, Mother Teresa was consecrated in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

On September 4, 2016, Mother Teresa was proclaimed St. Teresa of Calcutta, in a magnificent religious ceremony in St. Peter's Square in the Holy See, led by Pope Francis.

Mother Teresa, founded the Missionaries of Charity with about 20 nuns in 1950 to help the poor on the streets of Calcutta and her religious order spread throughout the world. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, becoming the first Albanian to do so.

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