Greek Embassy In Tirana Honors Mother Teresa

terezaThe Greek government through the Greek Embassy in Tirana, will honor the memory of Mother Teresa, the philanthropist, saint and great Albanian woman, said the Greek ambassador in Albania Leonidas Rokanas.

Mother Teresa was born in Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, on Aug.26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. From the age of 12 she felt strongly the call of God and decided to become a missionary to spread the love of Christ.

At the time of her death, she had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. She died on September 5, 1997 after serving in India.

Interviewed in the Albanian mass media, Rokanas pointed out that the Greek Embassy will organize a Greek Cultural Week in Tirana under the title Greek Spring of Culture in Albania. According to the Greek ambassador, the festive manifestations’ organization from Greece aims at the two neighboring peoples’ unification and collaboration.

The Greek government will donate to the Albanian Ministry of Culture, a work of art in electronic form, to be place in a square in Tirana. The Delivery and Receipt Ceremony of this work of art will take place on March 26, at the Ministry of Culture under Ministers Aldo Bumçi and  Rokanas.



  1. Remarkably, this made ZERO news in Greek press. This should have been on all the talking head shows on Greek news. You know the ones where they all shout at each other with their concurrent monologues.

  2. Yes, he was born in Macedonia (you mean right) as the USA calls it Macedonia right. Not really called FYROM in serious circles anymore. But, sure I understand the Greeks concerns with the name but it’s like trying to call Istanbul Constantinople which is just silly. OR calling New York, New Amsterdam. Why did the name change? I guess people just liked it better way in all three cases.


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