1998 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Eric Luke

The Irish Times

13 September, 1997

The body of Mother Teresa is carried into a private courtyard during her state funeral. Born into an Albanian Catholic family as Agnes Bojahiu, the diminutive nun started working among Calcutta's poorest in the late 1940s and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. When she died at the age of 87, she had come to symbolize Christian charity. Today more than 4,000 nuns are working for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity at hundreds of relief centers all over the world.

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