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Tributes pour in on Twitter as Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa. But why is #FraudTeresa trending?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 September 2016, 17:20 IST

After a long wait, Mother Teresa was officially canonised by Pope Francis at the Vatican City on 4 September.

Over 1,20,000 people attended the ceremony at St Peter's Square to witness the canonisation.

Also read: How 'miracle woman' Monica Besra paved the path for Mother Teresa's sainthood

Meanwhile, pilgrims also flocked to Mother Teresa's tomb in Calcutta, which has seen a sharp rise in the number of visitors since her beaitification.

As Mother Teresa became Saint Mother Teresa, political leaders joined social media users to pay homage to the Nobel Laureate. Here's a look at some of the tweets:

A number of users also criticised Mother Teresa, alleging that she did not deserve to be elevated to a saint.

Also read: Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Pope Francis holds lunch for homeless to celebrate canonisation of Mother Teresa

The hashtag #FraudTeresa soon erupted into a battlefield, with many jumping in to defend the Nobel laureate.

Also read: In photos: Pilgrims pay homage at Mother Teresa's tomb in Calcutta on sainthood day

First published: 4 September 2016, 17:20 IST
 
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