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    Mother Teresa, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, has dedicated her life to the sick and hungry.

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    Mother Teresa, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, has dedicated her life to the sick and hungry. Her simple message is "the poor must know that we love them". Her followers regard her as a saint, but the 69-year-old nun believes she is only doing God's work. Born of Albanian parents in what is now Yugoslavia, she came to India 50 years ago to teach geography in a convent school. She stayed on to work in the slums of Calcutta, became an Indian citizen in 1950 and founded a new religious order, "the Missionaries of Charity". Today, the order runs more than 120 homes for unwanted children and dying destitutes in India and all over the world.

    SYNOPSIS: The poverty and slums of Calcutta -- here alone, 36 thousand sick and dying have been given shelter. Thousands of children have been cared for and given foster parents, and over two million sick and nearly fifty thousand lepers are treated by mobile dispensaries and special clinics. But for Mother Teresa, the Peace Prize is simply a gift to the poor ...

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETJO2H6UI80AN31Y7QH7I5YN3
    Media URN:
    VLVAETJO2H6UI80AN31Y7QH7I5YN3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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