Mother Teresa was purely a force for good


Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu wasn’t always a nun.


Canonised on 4 September 2016, Saint Teresa of Calcutta was a teacher who led her students to help the poorest of the poor.


Since then she has been praised for her work and criticised for her dealings with some of the most brutal regimes.


But Mother Teresa was purely a force for good, says opera singer, Ermonela Jaho ­– a fellow Albanian.


In Radio 4’s Great Lives, Ermonela offers an alternative view of the nun who dedicated her life to running homes in Calcutta and, later, around the world, providing food, shelter and care for the poor and the dispossessed.


This edition of Great Lives from April 2017 is being broadcast again at 5.30pm on Saturday 21 August and repeated at 5.30am on Sunday. The programme is also available on BBC Sounds.

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