• Short Summary

    Mother Teresa, the sixty-nine year old Roman Catholic nun who has dedicated her life to caring for the poor and afflicted of India's teeming slums, was awarded the Nobel peace Prize on Wednesday (17 October).

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    Mother Teresa, the sixty-nine year old Roman Catholic nun who has dedicated her life to caring for the poor and afflicted of India's teeming slums, was awarded the Nobel peace Prize on Wednesday (17 October). Nobel Committee Chairman Johu Sanness, on making the award, said of Mother Teresa that the loneliest, the most wretched and dying, have at her hands received compassion without condescension, based on the reverence of man.

    SYNOPSIS: Mother Teresa has said that the sick and the dying have been made to forget they are human beings. The tiny frail-looking nun, born in Albania, set up her first home for the dying in a Hindu rest house in Calcutta after seeing a penniless woman turned away by a city hospital.

    In 1973 she received the Templeton award for religious progress from Britain's Prince Philip. The award was one of many she has received to recognise and help support her work.

    Over two million sick and about fifty thousand lepers are treated in her clinics, and millions more are fed by her missionaries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31TT815Q8OTVI2CJWPKY2L27N
    Media URN:
    VLVA31TT815Q8OTVI2CJWPKY2L27N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
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    N/A

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