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Mother Teresa movie aids Catholic Mission

The $20 million movie portrayal of the Angel of Calcutta will be shown nationally, beginning in Brisbane from 18 April, with Catholic Mission receiving between $2 and $4 per ticket sold.

The Catholic Weekly reports that the funds raised will help support Catholic Mission's work for needy children, in fostering local church leadership and in partnering churches and communities across the developing world.

Mother Teresa lived among the poorest of the poor in India's most-disadvantaged city, feeding and housing abandoned children, lepers and the dying.

The movie, shot in Sri Lanka and Italy, is the life story of the simple nun who, although small in stature, showed the world that unconditional faith and strength of spirit are much more formidable forces than size or power alone.

In a film reminiscent of Ghandi, Golden Globe award-winning actor Olivia Hussey portrays the part of Mother Teresa.

Hussey wrote to Pope John Paul II regarding the movie and her role in it and received a letter back offering the Pope's blessing.

The film opens in Sydney (5 May), Brisbane (April 18), Melbourne (2 June), Adelaide (30 June), Perth (20 July) and Darwin (20 July). Pre-bookings are available by calling 1300 725 728 or visiting the distributor's website.

There will also be two screenings of the movie at the Carnivale Christi Catholic arts festival in Sydney this month.

Mother Teresa movie aids Catholic Mission (Catholic Weekly 10/4/05)
Mother Teresa The Movie (Condios Entertainment)
Carnivale Christi: Mother Teresa The Movie
Catholic Mission

7 Apr 2005