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Sister Nirmala, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, stands in front of a portrait of Mother Teresa at the headquarters of the order in Calcutta (AP)

Sister Nirmala Joshi led the Missionaries of Charity from 1997 to 2009

Pope Francis reaches for a poster of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd, in Tirana, Albania during his visit in 2014  (PA)

A spokesman has said the reported date of September 4 for the canonisation is only hypothetical

Francis addresses the faithful before leaving  Santa Maria Madre del Redentore parish (AP/Riccardo De Luca)

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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who resigned this year (CNS)

The German Church is superbly organised, but its coercive tax is weakening the Catholic faith

Malala Yousafzai, the activist schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban (Photo: PA)

Norwegian committee gives award to two activists from India and Pakistan

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

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A banner opposes the Assisted Dying Bill outside Parliament (@CNKAlliance)

What I learned from talking to passers-by outside Parliament as peers debated the Assisted Dying Bill

Blessed Mother Theresa with Saint Pope John Paul II, just months before she died (AP)

Our correspondence 24 years ago shows what motivated her – love

A woman prays by a portrait of Mother Teresa in Calcutta (CNS)

For the Albanian saint living Jesus’s example was more important than politics

Young woman greets Pope John Paul II during event with youths in 2004 (CNS)

He re-established the simple but immense fact of the Church’s authority to declare the objective truth of Catholic doctrine