In the Indian city that Mother Teresa made famous, celebration — and ambivalence about her legacy

September 4, 2016 12:08 PM

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In the Indian city that Mother Teresa made famous, celebration — and ambivalence about her legacy

KOLKATA, INDIA — With solemn prayer mixed with joyful songs, Christians in the Indian city of Kolkata celebrated the sainthood of Mother Teresa on Sunday, honoring the nun who worked tirelessly for the poor here and indelibly shaped the city’s image in the eyes of the world.

A crowd of about 300 gathered outside the narrow lane leading to the modest Mother House of the order that Mother Teresa founded. They listened to a short service and watched the proceedings from Rome on a large television screen.

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