|India||NUNS MARK MOTHER TERESA'S DEATH|
Hundreds of nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, held hourly prayers in Calcutta yesterday, on the second anniversary of her death.
Thousands of admirers made a pilgrimage to her tomb to lay wreaths and conduct interfaith prayer services.
The order also organised a Mass in the chapel inside Mother Teresa's former home and a feeding program at centers for the poor throughout the city where she had lived for six decades.
Mother Teresa died on 6 September 1997 at the age of 87.
Schoolchildren, the state governor, a Muslim organisation, and people from all walks of life brought flowers to the tomb.
Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa's successor as head of the order, said, ``Let us keep alive the light that mother has lit in the heart for love of God and love of our brother and sister, especially the poorest of the poor in our home, neighborhood and wherever we meet them.''
She said the nuns were ``working for'' her canonisation, but admitted that "although [they] are eagerly waiting for the declaration, it is not likely to be done before the year 2000.''
AP 1:33pm 6/9/99