From: Vatican Radio — A life-size bronze statue of Mother Teresa would be installed at the residence of the Calcutta archbishop on Aug 25, the eve of Mother Teresa’s 106th birth anniversary.
This was announced by Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta at a press meet at the Archbishop’s House in Kolkata on August 19. The Teresa statue will be installed next to a statue of Saint John Paul II.
The statue has been donated by Namit Bajoria, who is the Designate Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata. Bajoria is also engaged in various philanthropic activities.
The Mother Theresa statue would be installed by Church Art – a Kolkata-based firm engaged in making various work of art for the church, schools and museums.
Mother Teresa was born on August 16, 1910, in Skopje the capital city of the Republic of Macedonia. The Macedonian government announced earlier this month that the Balkan nation will mark the Mother Teresa canonization with several events and manifestations.