Agnes Bojaxhiu is no saint of the poor

Who was Agnes Bojaxhiu? Few people would know this Albanian woman, who died in 1997 at the age of 87. Bojaxhiu was born in the Ottoman Empire, in the city of Skopje the current capital of the Republic of Macedonia. After the collapse of the Turkish monarchy, her hometown became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Bojaxhiu left home at age 18 and moved to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland to learn English. After 1931, Agness dropped her birth-name and became known as Teresa. This ”Mother Teresa” is now a saint in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church, but she deserves none of it. Bojaxhiu was a reactionary Catholic woman, who rejection abortion and contraceptives. Even with millions in donations, she did nothing to end the suffering of the poor, because poverty was a blessing in her dogmatic mindset. Christopher Hitchens explains in the short documentary; Hells Angel, why this little Albanian woman is no saint of the poor! 

 

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