Middle Eastern Television to Air Series on Mother Teresa

“Télé Lumière and Noursat, the only Catholic television and satellite network broadcast from the Middle East, has announced it will air a series of celebrations to honor Blessed Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. A highlight of its coverage will be the installation of a nearly 10-foot-tall statue of the woman devoted to charity.

The statue will be erected in Sed El Bouchrieh, a city in the Fanar region of Lebanon, where the first Missionaries of Charity convent was established. Since 1979, Mother Teresa’s religious order has had a center in Fanar and another in Becharre.

In 1982 Mother Teresa visited Lebanon and transferred to safety about 50 orphans and disabled people who had been trapped by Israeli bombing.

The Fanar center hosts orphans or children rejected by their families because of their handicaps. It also hosts abandoned women who have no children to care for them.

The statue to be installed is close to 10 feet in height and stands on a on a 6.5-foot high platform. It shows Mother Teresa with a “comforting tender smile” and a “bright healing look,” Télé Lumière and Noursat reports.

Its creator is artist George Aoun, while Armenian engineer Sarkis Ohanian coated the work with bronze.” – “Middle East Broadcaster Plans Special Coverage to Honor Mother Teresa’s Birthday”, Catholic News Agency

This story from Catholic News Agency was great to hear about. I would never expect any Middle Eastern station to air anything about Mother Teresa, but I have been proven wrong! It appears as though the Middle East is okay with Mother Teresa, as well as the Peace Bridge on the Niagra River. However, the Empire State Building remains opposed to celebrating the great woman’s life. I am glad to see nearly everybody in the world realizes what a great woman Mother Teresa was.