Mother Teresa's Sainthood Marked In Native Macedonia
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Ð"ÐµÑ�Ñ‚, Sept. 5
She had been dubbed "the saint of the gutters," she will now be remembered as "Saint Teresa of Calcutta" after Pope Francis canonized the Catholic nun at a ceremony Sunday in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, had devoted her life to helping the poor in India, particularly in Kolkata (the Catholic Church decided to use the former "Calcutta" spelling, which India changed in 2001).
Though her charitable work will always be connected with India, she was actually born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu from Kosovar Albanian parents in Üsküb (then part of the Ottoman Empire, now Skopje, Macedonia), before moving to Ireland and eventually Kolkata.
Macedonian-language daily Ð"ÐµÑ�Ñ‚("Vest"), based in Mother Teresa's native Skopje, featured the newly canonized nun on its Monday front page with a single word: "Saint."