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Mother Teresa’s Canonization

Raghu Rai photographs Mother’s Teresa’s Canonization ceremony, led by Pope Francis in Rome

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai The Pope reaching to St. Peter's Square for Mother Teresa's Canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonisation. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Mother Teresa's canonization. Vatican. September 4, 2016. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai At Shishu Bhawan ( Children’s Home), There are statues and photographs of Mother Teresa, peeping out with a loving smile or carrying a baby and even chaning the nappies, you cannot miss her presenc (...)
Raghu Rai At Missionaries of Charity( Mother's home) a life size statue of Mother Teresa, in a posture and place where Mother used to sit in pray with sisters and preist on special prayers and society feast. (...)

On September 4th 2016, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa in Rome. Speaking in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope said, “Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer.” The ceremony was captured by Magnum’s Raghu Rai, who photographed Mother Teresa at work in 1979, as well as her state funeral in 1997. Ahead of the iconic missionary’s sainthood, Rai captured images of Missionaries in Kolkata before making the journey, like so many others, to Rome. Here he photographed the Pope, as well as the pilgrims and tourists who witnessed this historic moment.