Sunday, September 6, 1998 Published at 03:45 GMT 04:45 UK
Mother Teresa remembered
British "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley attended a special concert in the Vatican
Thousands of people in the Indian city of Calcutta and Pope John Paul ll have paid tribute to Mother Teresa on the first anniversary of her death.
Her order, the Missionaries of Charity, said 8,000 people attended memorial masses around Calcutta, and many visited Mother Teresa's grave.
He appealed to world leaders to disarm and divert defence budgets to help the poor.
"Her memory is alive in each one of us, in the entire church and the entire world," the Pope said in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.
At a special early morning mass at Mother House, the headquarters of Mother Teresa's charity, in Calcutta, India, priests from different churches joined nuns from the order she founded in 1948, the Missionaries of Charity, to hold prayers.
Father Gomez also said he awaited "the day of beatification and sainthood" of Mother Teresa, reflecting the views of many Catholics.
Thousands pay respects
Thousands of visitors queued at the graveside of Mother Teresa to pay their respects.
In the order's main chapel, a statue of Mother Theresa, legs folded by her side, was placed at the spot where she would normally sit to attend services.
Hourly prayers have been scheduled at the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity throughout Saturday.
Calls for beatification
In recent months many Catholics have urged the Pope to declare Mother Teresa a saint.
The Vatican has sent a special observer to India to record reports of miracles associated with her.
But the BBC religious affairs reporter says a Vatican spokesman recently denied rumours that the Pope intends to speed up the canonisation process which usually takes many years.
A life with the poor
She died at the age of 87, in Calcutta on 5 September 1997, following a heart attack.