Thousands gather for opening of cathedral: Kosovo
Pristina: Several thousand people have
gathered in Kosovo`s capital to mark the opening of a Roman
Catholic cathedral named after Mother Teresa.
Today`s event also marks the 13th anniversary of
the death of Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun of ethnic
Albanian origin, who worked for a half-century with the sick
and destitute of India and other areas. In 1979 she won the
Nobel Peace Prize for her work.
Clerics in Kosovo say it will take another two
years before the work on the cathedral is finished.
Late Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa in
2003, a step toward possible sainthood.
Kosovo`s majority ethnic Albanians are mostly
Muslim, although the new country is largely secular. Police
increased security measures ahead of the event.
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