Mother Teresa, a global symbol of humanism and devotion

Mother Teresa, a global symbol of humanism and devotion

Pristina, 29 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

An exhibition of paintings of Mother Teresa opened in the Cathedral that holds her name in Pristina, in the framework of her sanctification, which will take place on 4 September in the Vatican.

Around 20 works by tens of local artists are being exhibited in this Cathedral.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa said in the opening of the exhibition that Mother Teresa is a symbol of humanism and was a devoted activist who belongs to the entire world.

“We are proud of Mother Teresa, but also of our artists for this important exhibition and for all of those activities which are taking place ahead of Mother Teresa’s sanctification”, the PM said.

Archibishop of Kosovo, Dode Gjergji, said that Mother Teresa must be an inspiration for everyone, as she tried to teach people to live in peace.

Don Lush Gjergji, General Vicar of the Episcopacy of Kosovo, spoke of the importance of the sanctification of Mother Teresa.

“Sanctification is the highest level of the Catholic Church, when someone is distinguished in three important virtues: religion, hope and love and when someone has offered an extraordinary contribution for man and humanity”, he said.

Mother Teresa was born in 1910 in Skopje by Albanian parents as Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. She was a catholic nun and a missionary. She spent most of her life in Calcutta, India, where she founded the order of nuns “Charity Missionaries”. The Nobel Prize winner for Peace, passed away in 1997 in Calcutta. /balkaneu.com/