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1997 Mother Teresa Dies

Mother Teresa died of a heart attack at the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, she was 87. Mother Teresa had only in March stepped down from her position as head of the order of nuns she had founded.

She was born Agnes Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia. She was revered by many around the world as a living saint for her work for the dispossessed in the slums of Calcutta.

But her work had critics. Hindus suggested she was trying to convert the poor to Catholicism by 'stealth'. Liberals were angered by her strict Catholic views of contraception and abortion.

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