Monday, 5 September 2016

Mother Teresa: Hell's Angel

You report Teresa's sainthood with almost nauseating veneration. Not a whiff or whisper of the criticisms? Indifferent treatment of the dying, opposition to birth control and female choice, medical negligence and financial mismanagement? *
Reporting these: Aroup Chatterjee and the late Christopher Hitchens. (See his "Hell's Angel").
Surely some balance needed to the osculation of the Vatican's posterior.
Peter Forsythe
Hong Kong

* correction: have just noted a *whiff* of criticism, that she took money from dictators. But it's immediately discounted by your reporter. What happened to BBC neutrality and secularism?

LATER (6/9): Another article by Jerry Coyne, "Mother Teresa, Too little, too late"