Missionaries of Charity nuns and volunteers kiss Mother Teresa's tomb as they celebrate her 99th birth anniversary at the Missionaries of Charity Mother House in Kolkata on August 26, 2009. Hundreds of nuns took part in the morning service to mark the day Mother Teresa was born August 26, 1910 in what is now Skopje, Macedonia. (AFP Photo)
Missionaries of Charity Superior General Sister Mary Prema gives a press conference on the 99th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa at the Missionaries of Charity Mother House in Kolkata on August 26, 2009. (AFP Photo)
Missionaries of Charity Superior General Sister Mary Prema (C) is joined by school children and fellow nuns by Mother Teresa's tomb on her 99th birth anniversary at the Missionaries of Charity Mother House in Kolkata on August 26, 2009. (AFP Photo)
Mother Teresa came to Kolkata in 1929 and founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. She won the Nobel Peace prize in 1979. Six years after her death in 1997, Mother Teresa was beatified by the Vatican for her service to the poorest of the poor.
Here in this picture, nuns of Missionaries of Charity take part in a prayer sitting beside a life size statue of Mother Teresa. (AFP Photo)
A nun stands in front of a memorial house in honour of Mother Teresa in Macedonia, Skopje. The house is built on the site of the former Catholic Church, Sacred Jesus Heart, where she was baptized. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, first throughout India and then in other countries. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. (AFP Photo)
An Indian Catholic priest and nuns pray in front of a statue of Mother Teresa in Hyderabad. Mother Teresa, dedicated to working among the sick and destitute of Kolkata, died days after celebrating her 87th birthday in 1997. (AFP Photo)
An unseen nun of the Missionaries of Charity holds a set of portraits of Mother Teresa for distribution. Mother Teresa's work was recognised and acclaimed throughout the world and she received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and the Templeton and Magsaysay awards. (AFP Photo)
In this file photo, a nun of the Missionaries of Charity prays during the celebration of the 98th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa around her tomb at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata on August 26, 2008.
The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world to provide effective help to the poorest of the poor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They also undertake relief work in the wake of natural catastrophes such as floods, epidemics, and famine, and for refugees. The order has houses in North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the homeless and AIDS sufferers. (AFP Photo)
In this file photo, Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity gather in front of Mother Teresa's portrait during a commemoration of her 10th death anniversary in Kolkata, September 5, 2007. Until her death in 1997, Mother Teresa continued her work among the poorest of the poor. Honours came her way throughout the years, as the world stood astounded by her care for those usually deemed of little value. (AFP Photo)
A bronze statue of Mother Teresa is on display at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)
A child looks into a gift shop, decorated with images of Mother Teresa in Kolkata. As the Missionaries of Charity took in increasing numbers of lost children, Mother Teresa felt the need to create a home for them. In 1955 she opened the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, the Children's Home of the Immaculate Heart, as a haven for orphans and homeless youth. The order soon began to attract both recruits and charitable donations. Its first house outside India opened in Venezuela in 1965 with five sisters. Others followed in Rome, Tanzania, and Austria in 1968; during the 1970s the order opened houses and foundations in dozens of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States. (AFP Photo)
This undated photo shows Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was beatified on October 19, 2003, in a ceremony in St Peter's Square, Vatican. (AFP Photo)