>> Affectionately known as the Saint of the Gutters, Mother Teresa of Calcutta is due to be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday. Just 19 years after her death. I'm Isla Binnie reporting for Reuters at the Vatican. Mother Teresa was one of the most important figures in the entire 2,000 year history of the Roman Catholic Church.
She won a Nobel Peace Prize and became very famous for her work with some of the world's poorest in the slums around the Indian city that is now known as Calcutta. On the other hand, she did face criticism for not alleviating the pain of the terminally ill. And not doing enough to stamp out the root causes of poverty.
There were also critics who have said that she tried to convert the destitute in predominantly Hindu India. Although, her order has always strongly denied this. The Catholic Church defines saints as people who were sufficiently holy during their lives, to now be in heaven, and to be able to intercede with God to bring miracles about the church has now declared that two miracles are attributable to the intercession of Mother Teresa.
The most recent of these miracles was the curing of a Brazilian man who had an aggressive brain infection and recovered from that in 2008. The Vatican expects more than a 100,000 faithful to come to the ceremony on Sunday. And the ceremony itself will be lead by Pope Francis outside the front of Saint Peter's Basilica in St Peter's Square.