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US-Canadian bridge to be lit in blue and white in honor of Mother Teresa’s birth

Catholic World News - August 10, 2010

The Peace Bridge, which crosses the Niagara River between western New York and Ontario, will be lit in blue and white-- the colors of the habit of the Missionaries of Charity-- on August 26 in honor of the centenary of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s birth. Bishop Edward Kmiec of the Buffalo diocese and Msgr. Wayne Kirkpatrick St. Catharines (Ontario) had sought the lighting of the bridge after the owner of the Empire State Building denied a similar request.

“Regardless of anyone’s religious background, I don’t think anyone can argue with the good works that Mother Teresa did,” said Ron Rienas, general manager of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority. “That’s the viewpoint we took.”

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