Calcutta names street after Mother Teresa

 A street in Calcutta has been named after Mother Teresa, Fides News Service reported last night. On December 11, the name of Park Street in central Calcutta, was changed to Mother Teresa Street. Father Babu Joseph, a spokesman for the Catholic Bishops Conference of India said: "We are thrilled and deeply moved for this act of recognition of the extraordinary mark Mother Teresa left on Indian society though her service to the poorest of the poor" He said: "This is a sign that the civil community appreciated her service. Civil authorities present at the naming ceremony said Mother was an extraordinary person and an example for all to follow. Everyone in Calcutta is pleased because Mother was deeply loved by all and this event is a tangible proof of the city's gratitude to this great little Christian woman." At the ceremony, presided over by the Catholic Archbishop of Calcutta, Archbishop Lucas Sircar, Sr Nirmala Joshi, Superior of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa's spiritual daughters, who travelled to Calcutta for the occasion said: "Calcutta was the city most loved by Mother. She said it was home." Source: FIDES/ICN

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