TIRANA, September 5
While hundreds of thousands of people that gathered at the Solemn Mass at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican watched as Pope Francis announced Mother Teresa a saint, Albanians and catholic believers in Albania and other countries held numerous activities on this occasion.
“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defence of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded. She made her voice heard before the powers of this world so that they might recognise their guilt for the crime of poverty they created,” the Holy Father said.
Further on, he added that her mission to the urban and existential peripheries remains for us today an eloquent witness to God’s closeness to the poorest of the poor.
Previously, the concert of the Hymn of Mother Teresa was held on Saturday evening. Distinguished personalities and internationally known artists such as Inva Mula, Ermonela Jaho, Rita Ora and Shkelzen Doli performed in the concert.
Moreover, Kosovans and the Croat community of Kosovo organised a mass in the village where Mother Teresa started her mission. They gathered at the Church of Madonna of Letnica that young Gonxhe Boajaxhi visited in 1928.
Mother Teresa Statue Erected in Battery Park
The Albanian community that lives in New York attended on Sunday attended the inauguration ceremony of a statue of St Teresa that was erected in Battery Park in Manhattan. The bronze statue came all the way from Albania. It shows Mother Teresa clutching a set of prayer beads in one hand and with the other, she is caressing a child looking up at her.
Photo Credit: NY daily news, theblaze.com
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