Mother Teresa remembered on centenary of her birth
Men, women, children, nuns and bishops filled the courtyard of a cathedral named after Mother Teresa to commemorate the centenary of her birth.
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 09:14 AM
100 YEARS: Roman Catholic Bishop of Skopje Monsignor Kiro Stojanov and nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity, say a prayer beside the Mother's monument in her native town of Skopje, during a ceremony to mark the centennial of her birt
Hundreds of Catholics in Albania have held a Mass to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Nobel peace laureate Mother Teresa.
Men and women in traditional folk costumes, school children, nuns and bishops filled the courtyard of a cathedral named after Mother Teresa, who was of Albanian origin, in Vau i Dejes, 110 kilometers (nearly 70 miles) north of the capital, Tirana.
Prime Minister Sali Berisha, Parliament Speaker Jozefina Topalli and other senior official attended Thursday's Mass.
In Skopje, the capital of neighboring Macedonia, where Mother Teresa was born, Parliament held a special session to pay tribute. A Mass was held in Skopje's main Roman Catholic cathedral.