Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday hailed the canonisation of Mother Teresa, saying he was an admirer of her service to the poorest of the poor.
"I rejoice at this recognition as an admirer of her dedicated service to humanity, particularly the way she cared for the poorest of the poor. I join you in celebrating her extraordinary life," the Nobel Peace Laureate said in a statement.
Mother Teresa was officially declared Saint Teresa by Pope Francis at a ceremony at Vatican City on September 4.
"She revealed the true practice of love in her charitable activities. Although she is no longer physically with us, her spirit lives on in the work you all do," the Dalai Lama said.
The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959.