Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Social media celebrates canonisation of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to work for the poor and underprivileged in India, was finally declared a saint by Pope Francis in a canonisation ceremony on Sunday. Over a lakh of her followers from all over the world gathered in Vatican City to commemorate her sainthood. Mother Teresa, who is now remembered as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, also had wishes from across the web.

The ceremony came a day before the 19th anniversary of Teresa's death in Kolkata, where she spent nearly four decades tending to the poorest of the poor. Missionaries of Charity, or simply the Mother House in Kolkata, has become a pilgrimage for countless from home and abroad.

Social media acknowledged these fruits of Teresa’s labour that still help the poor and helpless even today. From Indian politicians to celebrities, here’s how the nation and the world reacted:


Even Donald Trump was pleased that ‘Christians around the world’ were celebrating Mother Teresa’s legacy.


The UN will also recognise Saint Teresa’s work.


The World Food Program (WFP) posted this quote to further the cause that Teresa and WFP worked towards.

Many even chipped in on the contentious #FraudTeresa hastag that was trending on Twitter, urging people to focus on her years of service over the allegations that were recently unearthing against the saint.

Mother Teresa was called the ‘saint of the gutters’ even before she was canonized, with her followers already considering as a saint. After almost two decades of her death and despite her legacy being questioned, Mother Teresa was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

Updated Date: Sep 04, 2016 17:02 PM

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