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Calcutta marks 91st anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth

Hundreds of people gathered at Mother Teresa's tomb in Calcutta on Sunday to commemorate the 91st anniversary of her birth.

Dozens of religious of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa 52 years ago in Calcutta, sang hymns before the white mausoleum.

On 15 August, in a solemn celebration in the Archdiocese of Calcutta, the diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta was concluded. The process now goes to the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which must complete the investigation on the sanctity of Mother Teresa's life.

Meanwhile on Wednesday next week, the fourth anniversary of her death, Argentinian priest Fr Miguel Elías Alderete Garrido will highlight her legacy through "Brother's Day". Fr Garrido, who has promoted the day since 1999, said it should be marked with works of mercy: "Open the doors of your home to the neediest; share your table with the hungry; clothe the naked; give drink to the thirsty; visit the sick; welcome the pilgrim."

Madre Teresa de Calcuta: Dia del Hermano