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

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

The container holding the relics of St Teresa reflects her work and values, says priest

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis reminded the faithful gathered in the rain that Jesus’ mercy covers all sin

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will merge Vatican departments responsible for justice and peace, migration, charity and health

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