Roman Catholic nun, born
inYugoslavia. She went to India in 1928 and in 1948 left a convent
school to work in the slums. She founded the Missionaries of Charity
sisterhood (1950) and a House for the Dying (1952), and
in 1957 began work with lepers and in disaster areas of the
world. She was awarded the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in1971, and
the Nobel peace prize in1979.