Postal Service unveils 2010 stamp program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday its 2010 stamps will feature Mother Teresa and actress Katharine Hepburn.

Albania wants Mother Teresa's body

TIRANA, Albania, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Mother Teresa of Calcutta, buried in the city where she spent much of her life, would prefer to rest with her family, Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha says.
Albania wants Mother Teresa remains

Albania wants Mother Teresa remains

CALCUTTA, India, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The remains of Mother Teresa are being claimed by both India, where she mostly lived and died, and Albania, which claims she is one of its nationals.

Oakland's Mother Wright dies at 87

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Mary Ann Wright, known as the Mother Teresa of Oakland, Calif., for her work on behalf of the downtrodden, has died. She was 87.

French Sister Emmanuelle dead at age 99

PARIS, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Sister Emmanuelle -- a nun revered in France for her work with the poor -- has died at the age of 99, members of her Roman Catholic order say.

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Sainthood sought for Pope John Paul II

VATICAN CITY, May 22 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II could be beatified by next spring, possibly in time for the fourth anniversary of his death, a cardinal at the Vatican predicts.

Family: Our sons abused in confessional

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Two Arizona brothers have filed a lawsuit claiming that a well-known Jesuit priest in Chicago molested them during retreats.

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Mother Teresa suffered crisis of faith

NEW YORK , Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A new book about Mother Teresa of Calcutta by the man petitioning for her sainthood reveals she questioned the presence of God in her life for decades.

Pope John Paul II closer to sainthood

VATICAN CITY, April 2 (UPI) -- The Vatican has moved a step closer to declaring the late Pope John Paul II a saint, with the announcement of one of two required posthumous miracles.
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Mother Teresa
President Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan say goodbye to Mother Teresa after they had lunch together in the private residence of the White House in Washington on June 4, 1981. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)

September 5, 1997(1997-09-05) (aged 87) Calcutta, India

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced ), was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered in her own way to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

In the 1970s, she became well-known internationally for her controversial work considered humanitarian and apparent advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless. Malcolm Muggeridge documented this favourably and wrote a book Something Beautiful for God, Christopher Hitchens claims Muggeridge was “credulous” and even mistook an innovative photographic film for a divine miracle. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to grow during her life-time, and at the time of her death, they had 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counselling programs, orphanages, and schools. Governments, charity organisations and prominent individuals have been inspired by her work. She received numerous awards, including a number from the Indian Government, one of which was the Bharat Ratna (1980), as well as international awards, such as the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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