India's president pays glowing tribute to Mother Teresa
Catholic World News - August 30, 2010
India’s President Pratibha Devisingh Patil paid glowing tribute to Mother Teresa on August 28 in New Delhi at the launch of the special memorial coins issued by the federal government to mark the centenary of her birth.
Describing Mother Teresa as “one of the noblest souls of our times,” Patil pointed out that she “became a symbol of hope to many: the aged, the destitute, the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill, and those abandoned by their families.” He continued:
She was a social worker to the core of her heart, attending with care and dedication to the poor, the abandoned and the dying. Gandhi may well have been speaking of Mother Teresa, when he said that where there is pure and active love for the poor, there is God also.
The highlight of the function, attended by hundreds of Catholics, was the release of the special coins to mark the centenary of Mother Teresa. India’s finance minister, Pranab Mukherji, handed over first set to President Patil and Sister Prema, the superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, the order that Mother Teresa founded.
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