Mother Teresa was born on this day in 1910.
Who was Mother Theresa?
Mother Teresa, born as Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje (now North Macedonia), was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation that provided care and assistance to the sick, poor, orphaned, and dying. She established numerous centers around the world, including hospices, homes for the destitute and abandoned, and clinics.
What are some of Mother Teresa's notable achievements?
Mother Teresa's notable achievements include receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. She was also canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and declared a saint on September 4, 2016 by Pope Francis, recognizing her exceptional holiness and the impact of her life's work.
Did Mother Teresa face any criticism or controversy?
Yes, Mother Teresa faced some criticism and controversy. Some individuals questioned the quality of medical care provided in her facilities, while others debated the religious motivations behind her work. Additionally, her stance on issues such as abortion and contraception attracted differing opinions and discussions.
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