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Mother Teresa: The Musical a success on Italian stage

Mother Teresa and her fight against poverty, hunger and sickness are the unlikely protagonists of a stage production gaining popularity across Italy.

Mother Teresa: The Musical combines songs, dance and a plot woven around episodes from the life of the Albanian-born nun, who will be beatified by Pope John Paul II in October.

Produced by a theatre company in northern Italy, the musical opened late last year. It is currently enjoying a second tour through Italy.

The production has drawn positive reviews. One review praised its daring in attempting to challenge audiences with a spiritual message.

"It is touching and profound in its simplicity," the reviewer said. "The character of Mother Teresa has been recreated in all its unmistakable humanity."

Catholic News Service

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15 May 2003