A Hollywood Actress’ India Experience Should Silence Those Who Criticise Mother Teresa

Remember the Mother Teresa controversy that a right-wing party leader stirred late last month?

Mohan Bhagwat raised a furore when he said that Mother Teresa used her influence over the poor to convert them to Christianity.

Anyone, who had a say, got furious and severely criticised him.

Of course, Mr. Bhagwat did not do his research well because…

When Juliet Stevenson donned on the blue-bordered white saree that is symbolic of the nuns of Missionaries of Charity, to play the role of Mother Teresa in ‘The Letters’, local people in the slums of Kolkata fell at her feet thinking that the venerated saint had been resurrected.

Stevenson told the Observer:

“I was filming in her iconic white sari with the blue stripes. People would come up to me, drop and touch my hem … in India, she’s still revered. She lifted tens of thousands of people off the streets and into her care.”

This singular incident proves that Mother Teresa lives on in the hearts of the people who she selflessly cared for.

And remember it has been 18 years since she passed away.

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