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Photo Story: Mother Teresa’s 111th birth anniversary remembered in India

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A person prays at Mother Teresa’s Mother House, which is closed on Mother Teresa’s 111th birth anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Kolkata, India, 26 August 2021.

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. She began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Mother Teresa was canonization as a saint by Pope Francis in 2016.

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