Mother Teresa recalled

Published October 1, 2007

Kolkata, India
People from different walks of life and faiths joined a colourful peace procession to the tomb of Mother Teresa to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her death.

The first gathering on Sept. 4, the eve of her death, remembered the nun who was known as the “saint of the gutters” around the world. The next day, following a solemn early morning service led by Roman Catholic Archbishop Lucas Sirkar of Calcutta, people of all faiths, and carrying flowers and garlands, flocked to Mother Teresa’s tomb to mark the anniversary itself.

During the commemoration, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh leaders prayed together at the tomb, where they sang hymns extolling the Catholic nun who died at aged 87 on Sept. 5, 1997.


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