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Pope hosts a meal for Mother Teresa's poor

Catholic World News - December 27, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI hosted a Sunday dinner on December 26 for about 250 people who would ordinarily have been served at the soup kitchens operated by the Missionaries of Charity in Rome. More than 100 members of that religious order, which was founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were also the Pope’s guests.

After greeting his guests, and joining a group of them for the midday meal of lasagna, roast veal, and a classic Italian Christmas cake, the Holy Father spoke about Mother Teresa, making the paradoxical observation that she became famous because “she lived her life in a humble and hidden way.”

Pope Benedict had added the meal to his schedule for the Christmas season to pay homage to Mother Teresa. This year marks the 100th anniversary of her birth.

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