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People: Teresa, Nora Bennis
Locations: Limerick, Calcutta


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Mother Teresa turns down Irish honour

NOBEL Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa of Calcutta has caused a political stir by turning down a civic honour from the city of Limerick.

Mother Teresa rejected the

the offer of the freedom of the city in a fax she sent last week to the co-ordinator of Mother Teresa's visit, Mrs Nora Bennis. Mrs Bennis said: "I am shocked and terribly disappointed that

this has happened".

In her message Mother Teresa said the Missionaries of Charity, her order, were aware of the controversy over the offer.

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