Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity to help the poor on the streets of Kolkata and the religious order later spread throughout the world. [17 photos total]

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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity tends to a patient at Nirmal Hriday, a home for the destitute and old, founded by Mother Teresa ahead of Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony, in Kolkata, India, August 31, 2016. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
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Nuns from the Missionaries of Charity pray at a special mass in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, October 2, 2002. (REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw) #
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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity offers a prayer inside a church at Prem Dan, a home for the destitute and old in Kolkata, India, August 31, 2016. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children's home founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India August 30, 2016. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
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Sister Angelita, of Missionaries of Charity, holds 4-month old Michael who has hydrocephalus, a condition with excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain, at an orphanage in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 18, 2009. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
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Indian street children with her portrait pray for Mother Teresa in India's eastern city of Calcutta, November 28, 1996. (REUTERS/STRINGER) #
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Men lie on their beds at Nirmal Hriday, a home for the destitute and dying run by the Global Missionaries of Charity order of nuns, in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata September 3, 2007. (REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw) #
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Sister Nirmala (R) and Sister Prema release doves on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa at the order's house in Kolkata, India August 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Deshakalayan Chowdhury/Pool) #
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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity tends to a patient at Nirmal Hriday, a home for the destitute and old in Kolkata, India, August 31, 2016. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity gives a packet of fruit juice to a boy at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children's home founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India August 30, 2016. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, attend a prayer meeting on the occasion of Teresa's 12th death anniversary in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata September 5, 2009. (REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw) #
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Sister Shurovi feeds an abandoned child, next to other abandoned children placed in baskets, as Sister Maricor looks on, at an orphanage in Old Dhaka May 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
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Sister Maricor (R) and Sister Shurovi, from Missionaries of Charity, take care of abandoned children at an orphanage in Old Dhaka May 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
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Sister Maricor, from the Missionaries of Charity, spends a moment with an autistic child at an orphanage in Old Dhaka May 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
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A sister of the Missionaries of Charity hands out bread to injured people waiting for treatment at a makeshift hospital run by B-FAST (Belgian First Aid and Support Team) in a suburb of Port-au-Prince January 20, 2010. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay) #
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A nun of the Missionaries of Charity order, founded by Mother Teresa, helps a mental patient at a missionary home in Calcutta December 5, 1996. (REUTERS/Kamal Kishore) #
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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity attend a Good Friday prayer at a church in Kolkata April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #

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