Mother Teresa taught real virtue of love: Christian leaders

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Christian leaders in India on Sunday expressed happiness at sainthood to Mother Teresa, saying she spoke the language of love and compassion.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) in a tweet said: “We pray for Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother. God bless them with many vocations of girls to serve like her.”

“The poor whom she loved are also ours,” he CBCI said in another tweet.

“The beauty of Mother Teresa is her power of love, unconditional. She spoke the language of love and she was a messenger and who always had something to teach others not through sermons but through compassion and mercy,” Fr Francis Gonsalves, a Theology expert, told CNN News18.

He said: “All cannot be physically present on the occasion, but all are united and praising God for the wonders worked by Saint Mother Teresa.”

Fr. Savarimuthu Sankar, Archdiocese of Delhi, said, “Mother Teresa taught us the real virtue of love and that we should not give from our abundance but share whatever we have”.

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta, revered for her work among the poor, a Saint of the Catholic Church.



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