Mother Teresa (died September 5, 1997) was on Sunday declared a 'Saint' and model of mercy by Pope Francis. This' apparently due to her work in improving lives especially by spreading the gospel as best as she could, preaching 'salvation' (one of the best gifts from God) and calling out world leaders for the "crimes of poverty they themselves created."

Pope Francis said:
"Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along
our journey especially those who suffer," 
He praised her for her anti-abortion stance, defending the unborn, defending the sick, defending the abandoned.

He said:
"She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity." 
"She made her voice heard before the powers of the world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crimes of poverty they themselves created."
He repeated, "The crimes of poverty they themselves created."

According to correspondence that came to light after she died in 1997, Mother Teresa experienced what the church calls a "dark night of the soul" -- a period of spiritual doubt , despair and loneliness that many of the great mystics experienced. In Mother Teresa's case, it lasted for nearly 50 years-- an almost unheard of trial.

She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979

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