She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II after being attributed to a first miracle, answering an Indian woman’s prayers to cure her brain tumor, according to the Vatican. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian parents on Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, in what is now Macedonia, Teresa died in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, on Sept. 5, 1997. Five years must pass from the time of the candidate’s death before an examination can begin. The pope can dispense with this waiting period. Francis Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina. Known across the world for her charity work, Mother Teresa was admired by many but also drew some critics. Her work earned her the name Saint of the Gutters.