Birth anniversary of Mother Teresa observed in Kol
Kolkata26 | Sunday August 26, 2018
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IBNS): The Archbishop of Kolkata, Reverend Thomas D’Souza along with Namit Bajoria, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia, Subrata Ganguly of Church Art, Father Dominic Gomes and others paid floral tributes and prayers at the life-sized bronze statue of Mother Teresa at the Archbishop House on Sunday to observe the 108th Birth Anniversary of St Teresa. The bronze statue of St Teresa, designed by Church Art, was donated by Namit Bajoria in 2016 to mark a symbolic link between Kolkata and Skopje, Macedonia’s capital city where Mother was born. A cake was also cut by the Archbishop Thomas D’Souza who shares his birthday with Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (now the capital of Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Macedonia for eighteen years she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life. Teresa received a number of honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She was canonised (recognised by the church as a saint) on 4 September 2016, and the anniversary of her death (5 September) is her feast day.