Tens of thousands of pilgrims - rich and poor, powerful and homeless - filled St. Peter's Square on Sunday for the canonisation of Mother Teresa, the tiny nun who cared for the world's most destitute and became an icon of a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find lost souls. AP
A tapestry showing Mother Teresa hangs from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. AP
A priest kisses the relics of Mother Teresa prior to the start of a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. AP
Francis declares Mother Teresa a saint. “We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint,” the Pope announced at the ceremony. For the Pope, Mother Teresa put into action his ideal of the church as a merciful "field hospital" for the poorest of the poor, those suffering both material and spiritual poverty.
Brazilian mechanical engineer Marcilio Andrino, (left with back to camera) and his wife Fernanda Nascimento Rocha greet Pope Francis during the Canoninsation Mass at the Vatican on Sunday. Andrino's cure of a viral brain infection, declared a miracle by Pope Francis earlier this year, was the final step needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint. AP
Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity pay their respects in front of the relics of Mother Teresa during her Canonization Mass. The Missionaries of Charity was a Roman Catholic religious congregation established in 1950 by Mother Teresa. AP
Declaring Mother Teresa a saint, Pope Francis makes her the model of his Jubilee Year of Mercy and in some ways his entire papacy. The Pope passes in front a portrait of Mother Teresa at the end of the canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. AP