Film Festival To Mark Mother Teresa’s Canonization


A film festival celebrating the life of Blessed Mother Teresa will begin in her adopted hometown of Kolkata just weeks before she is canonized in September.

Predominantly featuring documentaries, the three-day long Mother Teresa International Film Festival begins Aug. 26 at Kolkata’s Nandan multiplex.

“No saint or blessed in the Catholic Church’s history has had an international festival of films dedicated to him or her,” said Father C.M. Paul who helped organize the event, reported Business Standard.

After Kolkata, the festival will travel to numerous locations around India and then go overseas including to other Asian nations such as Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China.

Blessed Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work with the poor in Calcutta, now named Kolkata, and will be canonized a saint by Pope Francis on Sept. 4.

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