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05/09/1997 Mother Teresa dies

Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian missionary of Roman-Catholic Church who founded the Missionaries of Charity, a congregation helping the poorest of the poor. With advancing age, her health declined and her death came swiftly after she complained about her chest pains while she was in Calcutta, in West Bengal, India.


  • Essentials 

  • Early life 

  • Missionaries of Charity 

  • International charity 

  • Declining health and death 

  • Recognition and reception 

  • Criticism 

  • Spiritual life 

  • Canonisation 

  • Co-Patron of Calcutta Archdiocese 

  • Legacy and depictions in popular culture 

  • Sources