Mother Teresa
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"Teresa of Calcutta, Missionaries of Charity/M.C.", commonly known as "Mother Teresa", was a Catholic Church/Roman Catholic Nun/religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today's Republic of Macedonia/Macedonia, with her family being of Albanians/Albanian descent originating in Kosovo.

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic Congregation (Catholic)/religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as well as a fourth vow, to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor".

Mother Teresa was the recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003, she was beatification/beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". A second miracle credited to her intercession is required before she can be recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.

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