Nuns near the portrait of Mother Teresa during the beatification ceremony led by Pope John Paul II October 19, 2003 in Vatican City, Italy. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for all of her charity work. She was also known as the 'Saint of the Gutters' for her work with the poor. Mother Teresa will now be known as the Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, one step away from sainthood. She died in 1997. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Mother Teresa to be made saint

The "saint of the gutters" will be made a full saint this September. 

Pope Francis announced Tuesday that Mother Teresa will be raised to sainthood on Sept. 4, Reuters reported.

Teresa, named Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born in 1910 to Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia.

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She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950s to help the poor of Calcutta. Her order, which started with about a dozen sisters, spread throughout the world. 

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

She has been credited with two miracles that paved the path to sainthood. Both involved the healing of the sick, Reuters reported.

Mother Teresa was beatified, or recognized as entering heaven, in 2003 by Pope John Paul II. Teresa answered a woman's prayers to cure a brain tumor, USA Today reported.

Late last year, Pope Francis attributed her second miracle when a Brazilian man with multiple brain abscesses was cured.

Pope Francis met Mother Teresa more than 20 years ago when he was Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina, USA Today reported.

Mother Teresa passed away in 1997.

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