Mother Teresa, the Catholic nun known for her charitable work among the desperately poor in India, was named the Catholic Church's newest saint on Sunday morning.
Thousands crowded the Vatican to hear the canonization of the beloved nun, who died in 1997.
...We will have some difficulty calling her Saint Teresa.... so tender and rich that spontaneously we will continue to say Mother Teresa.
Saint Teresa was born in 1910 and died in 1997, serving mostly around Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) in India. The organization she founded, Missionaries of Charity, became known for its dedication to helping the extremely poor.
Let us imitate Mother Teresa who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 3, 2016
Some have criticized the church's decision to name her a saint, a process largely based on miracles being attributed to her after her death. Ruchir Joshi told Quartz her canonization was a "massive PR exercise, and journalist Christopher Hitchens called her "fraudulent."
The Indian government has already planned tours that take visitors to landmarks tied to Saint Teresa, according to All India Trinamool Congress.