Minister Burke Expresses Sympathy on the Death of Mother Teresa
Minister Burke Expresses Sympathy
on the Death of Mother Teresa
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Ray Burke, has expressed his great sorrow and sense of shock on the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Speaking this evening from Iveagh House, the Minister said,"Mother Teresa held a very special place in the hearts of the Irish people. Her death this afternoon at her order's headquarters is a terrible shock for us all despite her recent ill health."
The Minister continued, "Mother Teresa was an inspiration to all who seek to uplift the conditions of the poor throughout the world. A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she was recognised by the entire international community as a unique personality."
"Her message was ‘The poor must know that we love them.'This message extended to the poor of the whole world, including Ireland, which was the recipient of her good work through the marvelous order she founded, the Missionaries of Charity."
" Of course, we in Ireland will always feel a special sense of ownership of her and her marvelous message, as she began her religious life as a Loreto nun in the Loreto Abbey in Dublin."
"I would like to express my deepest personal sympathy and sense of loss to all members of her order and all whose lives she has touched, concluded Minister Burke.Top