Chief Minister remembers canonization of Mother Teresa

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday walked down the memory lane to remember the canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa on this day in 2016 at Vatican City.

Taking to her Twitter, Banerjee wrote: "On this day in 2016, Mother Teresa was officially declared St. Teresa of Calcutta by the Vatican. At the invitation of Missionaries of Charity, I was honoured to be present at Vatican City and participated in her canonization ceremony."

On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start her own order, "The Missionaries of Charity", whose primary task was to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after.

Mother even set up a destitute home in Kalighat and looked after them. Banerjee's tweet comes a day before the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who died on September 5, 1997. The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation, has 4,500 nuns and 133 centres across the globe. People from different countries and heads of states including Princess Diana came to see Mother at her residence in Kolkata. Hundreds of youths from across the world come to her centres every year to offer voluntary service.

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