Five facts about Mother Teresa's journey to sainthood
- Pope John Paul II, who met her often, put Mother Teresa on the route to canonization two years after her death instead of the usual five.
- She is credited with healing an Indian woman from stomach cancer in 1998 and a Brazilian man from a brain infection in 2008. The Brazilian, Marcilio Andrino, and his wife attended the ceremony and were blessed by the pope.
- Pope Francis said it might be difficult to call Mother Teresa "Saint" as people felt so close to her they spontaneously used "Mother".
- The Vatican estimates that around 120,000 people attended the canonization ceremony.
- After the canonization service, the pope treated 1,500 homeless people from across Italy to Neapolitan pizza served by members of Mother Teresa's order.