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Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians. Nun and missionary Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor. Her order established a hospice; centres for the blind, aged and disabled; and a leper colony.
The Decree of Praise was just the beginning, as Mother Teresa received various honours for her tireless and effective charity. She was awarded the Jewel of India, the highest honour bestowed on Indian civilians, as well as the now-defunct Soviet Union's Gold Medal of the Soviet Peace Committee. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her humanitarian work "in bringing help to suffering humanity."
She died in September 1997 and was beatified in October 2003. In December 2015, Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing the way for her to be canonized, as Saint Teresa of Calcutta on September 4, 2016.