According to a recent Canadian research, Mother Teresa was ‘anything but a saint’ and her humanitarian image was just a product of a highly-orchestrated media campaign. It says that the iconic figure was much more interested in praying for the suffering humanity rather than contributing monetarily for it.
The researchers making the claim are Serge Larivee and Genevieve Chenard of the University of Montreal’s Department of Psycho education and Carole Senechal of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. It is said to be published this month in the journal of studies in religion/sciences called Religieuses.
Reports state that the researchers studied almost 300 documents about the life of Mother Teresa and pointed out that the Vatican City had overlooked several issues related to her personality as a whole. Such as ‘her dubious way of caring for the sick, her questionable political affiliations, suspicious management of the large sum of money that was given to her and her overly dogmatic views about contraception, abortion and divorce.’
In fact, the researchers concluded that Mother Teresa thought that it was beautiful to watch the poor suffer. Even one of the miracles attributed to her, the healing Monica Besra was actually the result of drugs given by doctors to her for an ovarian cyst. But the Vatican called it a miracle instead because a medallion blessed by Mother Teresa was placed on her abdomen.
It seems like this is certainly not a very good time for the priests, pope and (most recently) deceased nuns these days. Rumors surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and confessions of cardinals regarding child sex abuse, all of it is scarring the image of the Vatican. This revelation about Mother Teresa that she was not the saint people thought she was is just going to add more fuel to the fire of controversies.