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German Post Celebrates Mother Teresa’s Birthday

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German Post has issued a stamp dedicated to the Centennial of Birthday of the famous charity missionary Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on the 26th August 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia, in a devout Catholic Albanian family.

In 1928 she joined the Loretto Convent in Rathfarnam (Dublin), Ireland, where she received the religious name Teresa. The Loretto order sent her to India where she began her missionary work with the poor. In the slums she took care of the destitute people, sick, dying, starving, abandoned babies, abandoned children and young people, single mothers. She founded schools, maternity homes and even a leper colony.

In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She died on 5 September 1997 in Calcutta. On 19 October 2003, Mother Teresa was proclaimed an "icon of the Good Samaritan" by Pope John Paul II.

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