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Albania to rename international airport after Mother Teresa

The largest international airport in Albania is being renamed after Mother Teresa of Calcutta, an ethnic Albanian.

Speaking last week, government spokesman Sokol Gjoka said Albanian premier Pandeli Majko had accepted the suggestion to rededicate Tirana's Rinas airport "as a way of honouring the work and personality" of the late charity worker.

Mother Teresa, who was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian parents on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, now in Macedonia, lived most of her life in Calcutta working for the poor. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.



19 Mar 2002