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Behold: the world's first cathedral dedicated to Mother Teresa

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 09/06/17

From RNS:

Twenty years after the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta, thousands of Christians and Muslims came together to celebrate the consecration, in her name, of this nation’s first Roman Catholic cathedral.

St. Teresa Cathedral is also the only one in the world dedicated to the Albanian saint, who spent most of her life working in the slums of India.

The consecration Tuesday (Sept. 5), which falls on the one-year anniversary of her canonization in Rome, was long-awaited by the small but active Catholic community in Kosovo.

The mostly Muslim Balkan state declared its independence from Serbia almost a decade after St. Teresa — still often referred to as Mother Teresa — died in 1997.

Read more. 

A dramatic shot of the cathedral’s interior, from its Facebook page:

And the distinctive pulpit, which appears to show the angel greeting the women at the empty tomb:

A few years ago, a video about the construction of the new cathedral was produced. Check it out below.

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