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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

A nun and a visitor await the start of evening prayer on the eve of the 105th birth anniversary of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, at the Missionaries of Charity mother house in Calcutta (CNS)

Representatives of the Missionaries of Charity say they have plans for regular special Masses and prayer meetings to mark the canonisation that will take place on September 4

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

Pope Francis shakes hands with Greg Burke at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero will work alongside Burke as vice director of the Vatican’s press office

Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

A reorganisation of the oversight of the Vatican’s financial affairs was announced on Saturday