Vatican: India’s most-cherished and celebrated ‘mother’ Mother Teresa was officially canonised on Sunday at the Vatican City by Pope Francis in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered to see the event.

The ceremony took place on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City where a number of bishops from the birthplace of Mother Teresa, Albania, had gathered to witness the canonisation, the elevation of a holy person to the likeness of God.

From India, a 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level delegations from West Bengal and Delhi, headed respectively by Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal, attended the ceremony.

As Mother Teresa became Saint Mother Teresa on Sunday after the canonisation, Twitter users all over the world reacted ecstatically to the news. Some paid homage to the late mother and the ‘Messiah of the Poor’.