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Macedonia celebrates Saint Teresa's canonization in capital

  • Catholic priests walk in a procession through the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the main square in Macedonian capital Skopje for a ceremony of gratitude dedicated to Mother Teresa who Pope Francis has declared a saint last week in Vatican. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Catholic priests walk in a procession through the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the main square in Macedonian capital Skopje for a ceremony of gratitude dedicated to Mother Teresa who Pope Francis has declared a saint last week in Vatican. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • A portrait of Mother Teresa is pictured behind a crucifix, during a holy Mass dedicated to her on the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the main square in Macedonian capital Skopje for a ceremony of gratitude dedicated to Mother Teresa who Pope Francis has declared a saint last week in Vatican. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    A portrait of Mother Teresa is pictured behind a crucifix, during a holy Mass dedicated to her on the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the main square in Macedonian capital Skopje for a ceremony of gratitude dedicated to Mother Teresa who Pope Francis has declared a saint last week in Vatican. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Catholic priests walk in a procession through the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the main square in Macedonian capital Skopje for a ceremony of gratitude dedicated to Mother Teresa who Pope Francis has declared a saint last week in Vatican. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Catholic priests walk in a procession through the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the main square in Macedonian capital Skopje for a ceremony of gratitude dedicated to Mother Teresa who Pope Francis has declared a saint last week in Vatican. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of people have gathered in the main square of Macedonia's capital for a ceremony dedicated to Macedonian-born Saint Teresa, whom Pope Francis canonized last week at the Vatican.

Sunday's ceremony was held near the site of the now-demolished house where the Roman Catholic nun and missionary was born in Skopje in 1910.

The events, which included a procession and a Mass, came at the end of a week of festivities organized by Macedonia's parliament. Archbishop Vinko Puljic, the pope's special representative for the celebrations in Macedonia, addressed the crowd.

Teresa lived the first 18 years of her life in what is now Macedonia.