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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

Missionaries of Charity nuns present a relic of St. Teresa of Kolkata at canonisation ceremony (CNS)

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

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

People try to shelter from heavy rain during Pope Francis's general audience in St.Peter's Square (AP)

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

Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos, at Ciampino airport in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

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