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  • Helping disabled earthquake victims

    September 19, 2016

    This group in Indonesia is helping physically disabled earthquake victims find work and hope in, using local bamboo to produce "electricity-free" bamboo "speakers" that amplify music.

  • Saint Teresa of Calcutta

    September 06, 2016

    Hundreds of pilgrims from across India and abroad gathered at the motherhouse in Kolkata, the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity congregation that Mother Teresa founded and where she died and is buried, on the day she was made a saint. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, now the capital of Macedonia. She came to India in 1929 as a novice with the Loreto nuns. She left the congregation in the late 1940s and started the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), to serve the poorest of the poor, the homeless sick, dying and destitute. Mother Teresa died of cardiac arrest at the motherhouse on Sept. 5, 1997. Her canonization process began two years afterward. Pope John Paul II beatified her in October 2003. Her tomb at the Missionaries of Charity's headquarters has become a pilgrimage center. Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint at a ceremony in the Vatican on Sept. 4. Photos and text by ucanews.com.