Calcutta pays final respects

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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity pray by the body of Mother of Teresa, the founder of their order, who died of a heart attack in Calcutta on Friday aged 87, writes Louis Jebb. Weeping masses stood outside the order's headquarters in Calcutta before dawn yesterday. Mother Teresa had complained of back pain and uneasiness on Friday evening. "I can't breathe any more," she said, before falling back on her bed and passing away.

The nun's body was due to be moved today to St Thomas Church of Loreto Day School in Middleton Row, south Calcutta, for public viewing, city authorities said. The nuns announced yesterday that Mother Teresa's funeral will be held on Saturday. The place of her interment had not been announced, but Fatos Nano, the Albanian Prime Minister, said the "Saint of the Gutters" should be buried in her homeland. Photograph: AFP

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