October 16, 2009

India has rejected a demand by the Albanian government for the return of the remains of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, buried in the city of Calcutta. "Mother Teresa was an Indian citizen and she is resting in her own country, her own land," Foreign Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said. A spokeswoman for the nun's Missionaries of Charity described the Albanian request as "absurd." Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian, was born in Skopje, now part of Macedonia. Correspondents say that the row over her resting place could develop into an ugly three-way squabble between the three countries. (BBC)

Proof, my loves, that humanity just needs an excuse to fight. Any reason, even an absurdly ironic squabble over a dead woman whose ideals were the anti-thesis of this rubbish, will do.

4 comments:

Desert Mystery said...

They are just trying to capitalize on her yet to be built shrine. Whoever gets the remains, gets the tourist/pilgrims. Its sick. How tragic it be that its reduced to this!

Xeb said...

But so very inevitable. No?

S said...

Not to rain on the party or anything, but Mother Teresa's shrine doesn't really move the tourism revenue needle in India quite enought to warrant any sort of 'capitalization' by the Indian tourism ministry. As far as I can see, it's simply the Indian government saying, "Are you shittin' me? You think we have nothing better to do than exhume old ladies and ship them across Eurasia?"

Xeb said...

Hahah! :P

Point, darling, point!