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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa – Albanian Saint

Mother Teresa was an Albanian saint. Here are some interesting facts about her!

– Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

– Her father passed away when she was young, so she was raised by her mother

– When she was eighteen she spent a year in Ireland learning how to speak English, before she went off to help the sick and poor in India

– Albania’s airport is named after her, called Aeroporti Nene Tereza

– She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979

– When she was awarded the prize, she asked to have the winnings/money go to the needy of India, instead of her

– One time, she traveled through the middle of a war zone to save 37 children

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