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A Sari worn by Mother Teresa is displayed at an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after a lifetime spent caring for hundreds of thousands of destitute and homeless poor in Calcutta, for which she came to be called the 'saint of the gutters.''.

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A Sari worn by Mother Teresa is displayed at an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929

 

Tibetan spiritual leader the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (R), lights a lamp while attending a programme marking Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (R), lights a lamp while attending a programme marking Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata on August 26, 2010.

 

 

 

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Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wahington, raises the Eucharist near a portrait of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta during an Aug. 26 Mass.CNS/ BOB ROLLER

 

 

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Father Ramon Manrique prays in front of a portrait of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta during a special Mass Aug. 26 marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity at St. Rita of Cascia Church in the South Bronx section of New York. St. Rita's is around the corner from the first convent established in the U.S. by Mother Teresa. CNS/GREGORY A. SHEMITZ

 

 

A portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' is displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announces the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.
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A portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' is displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announces the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

 

Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity wait to board a special tram car to mark the centennial of her birth, in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

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Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity wait to board a special tram car to mark the centennial of her birth, in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

 

A portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' is displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announces the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.G

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A portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' is displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announces the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

Sister Superia Jeanvie decorates a portait of Mother Teressa at Shishu Bhavan, orphanage for discarded babies run by The Missionaries of Charity, on the eve of  Mother Teressa's Birth Centenary in Ahmedabad on August 25, 2010. Memorial events are scheduled to be organised by the Missionaries of Charity and other organisations to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa which falls on August 26.
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Sister Superia Jeanvie decorates a portait of Mother Teressa at Shishu Bhavan, orphanage for discarded babies run by The Missionaries of Charity, on the eve of Mother Teressa's Birth Centenary in Ahmedabad on August 25, 2010.

 

 

A tourist takes phtographs of the  portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announcing the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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A tourist takes phtographs of the portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announcing the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

 

A portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' is displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announces the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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A portrait of Mother Teresa reading 'The joy of loving' is displayed above the entrance of Palazzo Valentini, headquarters of the Province of Rome, announces the celebrations of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary, in downtown Rome, on August 26, 2010.

 

 

 

Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity, attend a ceremony to celebrate the birth centenary of the late Mother Teresa, during a Mass at a Catholic cathedral named after her, in Vau Dejes, some 110 km (68 miles) north of the capital Tirana August 26, 2010. Catholics in Albania held Mass to commemorate the birth centenary of the Nobel peace laureate.

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Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity, attend a ceremony to celebrate the birth centenary of the late Mother Teresa, during a Mass at a Catholic cathedral named after her, in Vau Dejes, some 110 km (68 miles) north of the capital Tirana August 26, 2010.

 

 

 

Al Tockman (R) holds a photograph of Mother Teresa (L) and Father Charles Ripoli (R) as he joins several hundred people to protest a decision by the Empire State Building  not to light the top of the building in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010 in New York.
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Al Tockman (R) holds a photograph of Mother Teresa (L) and Father Charles Ripoli (R) as he joins several hundred people to protest a decision by the Empire State Building not to light the top of the building in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010 in New York.

 


A Missionaries of Charity nun reads a magazine at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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A nun reads a magazine at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010.

 

A person holds a cross in his backpack as several hundred people protest a decision by the Empire State Building (rear) not to light the top of the building in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010 in New York.
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A person holds a cross in his backpack as several hundred people protest a decision by the Empire State Building (rear) not to light the top of the building in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010 in New YorK

 

 

A man in an Empire State Building costume is interviewed by a reporter as he joins several hundred people to protest a decision by the Empire State Building not to light the top of the building in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010 in New York.
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A man in an Empire State Building costume is interviewed by a reporter as he joins several hundred people to protest a decision by the Empire State Building not to light the top of the building in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010 in New York.

 

 

 

 

An Indian worker wipes down a portrait before the inauguration of the 'Mother Express' exhibition train dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary at Sealdaha Station in Kolkata on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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An Indian worker wipes down a portrait before the inauguration of the 'Mother Express' exhibition train dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary at Sealdaha Station in Kolkata on August 26, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

 

 

Former Missionaries of Charity Mother General Sister Nirmala greets attendants at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.
Former Missionaries of Charity Mother General Sister Nirmala greets attendants at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 


(L-R) Uttarakhand state Governor Margraret Alva, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil attend the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.
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(L-R) Uttarakhand state Governor Margraret Alva, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil attend the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presents the Mother Teresa Birth Centenary award to Chanda Chakarbarthy at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presents the Mother Birth Centenary award to Chanda Chakarbarthy at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997

Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil (L) and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduce five- and 100-rupee Mother Teresa coins at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.G

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Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil (L) and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduce five- and 100-rupee Mother Teresa coins at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil (4 R) lights a lamp as Missionaries of Charity Mother General Prema (L), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi (3 R) look on at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil (4 R) lights a lamp as Missionaries of Charity Mother General Prema (L), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi (3 R) look on at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997

 

 

Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata August 26, 2010. Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 at the Vatican. Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION)

Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata
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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, sit beside a statue of Teresa inside a tram during Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata August 26, 2010. Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 at the Vatican. Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Sisters from Missionaries of Charity sit beside a statue of Teresa in Kolkata
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Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata
Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata August 26, 2010. Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 at the Vatican. Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata
Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS

Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa near her statue in Kolkata August 26, 2010. Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 at the Vatican. Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity take part in the mass service to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata
Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

 

Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, arrive to attend a mass prayer on the occasion of Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata August 26, 2010. Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 at the Vatican. Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION)
Sisters arrive to attend a mass prayer on the occasion of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata

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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, arrive to attend a mass prayer on the occasion of Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata August 26, 2010. Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 at the Vatican. Teresa's birth centenary was marked on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION)
Sisters arrive to attend a mass prayer on the occasion of Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary in Kolkata
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