mercredi 12 octobre 2011

Albania calls for the remains of Mother Teresa.

In October 2009, Albania has requested the return of the remains of Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxha Bojaxhiu, August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia, died and buried in Calcutta 5 September 1997, said Prime Minister Sali Berisha.
The nun was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II October 19, 2003.
Albania also wants to recover the remains of Ahmed Bey Zog Ben Zogulli, the only king of Albania on 1 September 1928 to April 8, 1939, dead and buried in Thiais in France on 1 September 1961. Bonr in central Albania on October 8 1895, Ahmed Zogu was the powerful Albanian clan leader from the region of Mati.
Prime Minister (later President) Sali Berisha said the government had submitted a request to India for the return of the remains of Mother Teresa and wanted it completed before the 100th anniversary of his birth in August 2010 .
Macedonia, Albania and even Kosovo claim Mother Teresa, who was born in Macedonia in an Albanian family. Sent to India in 1929, she devoted herself to the poor of Calcutta. In 1950, she founded the order of the Calcutta Missionaries of Charity.
She was prohibited long visit to Albania, where lived his mother and sister by the communist authorities. The dictator Enver Hoxha (1908-1981) who proclaimed Albania "the first atheist state in the world" in 1967, had even refused to allow his sick mother to give him a last visit to India.
It was only until 1989, that Mother Teresa was able to travel to Albania to bow to the graves of his mother and sister. In 1993, she returned to his homeland, along with Pope John Paul II during his first pastoral visit to Albania. A few months after that visit, she opened her first missions.
India has categorically rejected the request of the Albanian government demanding the return of the remains of the holy "Mother Teresa was an Indian citizen and is based in his own country, his own land," said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Vishnu Prakash.

"By my blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By my faith, I am a Catholic nun. As for my calling, I belong to the world. In terms of my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus. " Thus defined the famous founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Charity who currently has more than 5,000 brothers and sisters in the world.
Nicknamed the "Holy of The Lower Depths", she is one of the leading figures of the twentieth century.

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