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Mother Teresa, a saint or less than saintly?


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Researchers into the life of Mother Teresa are attempting to cast doubt on her saintlyness by stating that her care of the sick was dubious and her handling of the hundreds of million of pounds in donations suspicious. Was she has saintly as the media portrayed her or not?

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I wouldn't care to take a guess at this one Cleo, the lady in question is not here to defend herself and unless they present some hard facts and figures plus witnesses it will be a hard case to prove against her.

Who will be next, Joan of Arc or perhaps Jesus. :unsure:

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There's a lot of people in this world who are trying to make a reputation for themselves by destroying someone else's.

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The question to ask is. "was she personally responsible for the distribution of the donations recieved in her name or was she just the figurehead for the organisation that handled the money"

 

As for her care of the sick it comes down to what standards are set by which to judge. The standards at the time she was trained, if she had formal training that is, or the standards that apply today where everything is done by the ticking of boxes. What was once acceptable practice is now probably illegal at worst.

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Not sure why this story has been resurrected. I think it was a World in Action programme many years ago that published evidence that she was a fraud.

Most of her homes for the sick and dying had no doctors; or have medicine, people just went there to die by the order of the Catholic Church.
She had loads of money, yet the homes had terrible conditions and family members were not allowed to visit. Of the millions that she possessed, most of it was spent on spreading new branches of the Missionaries of Charity, religious services, hiring more nuns, and not helping the poor.
 
Not sure what is true but the research is old hat.

 
 


 
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I wouldn't care to take a guess at this one Cleo, the lady in question is not here to defend herself and unless they present some hard facts and figures plus witnesses it will be a hard case to prove against her.

Who will be next, Joan of Arc or perhaps Jesus. :unsure:

 

Both Jeannie de Arce and Jesus of Nazareth have already been done to death.

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I sailed with a Somalian motorman called Muhammed Mohammad Mohammet once. I assumed at the time all 3 spellings were correct :?

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