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Pope Francis greets Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Sally during an audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke at a special audience for people engaged in the works of mercy ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Pope Francis passes in front a portrait of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd at the end of a canonisation ceremony (AP)

American pilgrims were amongst those delighted to celebrate Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Pope Francis pictured during the canonisation (AP)

‘Let us carry her smile in our hearts,’ Pope Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s Square

A photo of Mother Teresa is held up before the start of the canonisation (AP)

Applause erupted in St Peter’s Square as Mother Teresa was canonised on Sunday

A nun holds a photo of Mother Teresa before the start of the canonisation Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

The homeless people have been given seats of honour at the Mass

Mother Teresa (AP)

The canonisation Mass will take place on the morning of September 4

Mother Teresa was not concerned about political correctness (CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Relief Service)

A book, Prophetess of our Time, captures the saint’s personality by speaking to two of her priest-friends

A nun from the Missionaries of Charity holds a picture of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (CNS)

The canonisation will take place on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square

Police officers are seen outside St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

I visited Rome prepared for the sight of more police and soldiers, but I hadn’t anticipated how this extra security would change my experience of the city

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas will begin the new role in September (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)

Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas will head the Vatican’s new department