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Mother Teresa was no saint, say scholars in new research paper

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Turns out the wimple is an imperfect defence system: critics are after Mother Teresa again.

Based on an exhaustive reading of the literature detailing her good works, three Canadian scholars have concluded that she’s a fraud who built her own saintly myth througha well-honed media campaign.

The paper, which appears this month in Studies in Religion, calls her methods of caring for the ill “rather dubious.” When told her missions were unhygienic and skimped on care, she replied that seeing the poor suffer was “beautiful” and “like Christ’s Passion.”

The paper also calls her management of the huge sums of money she received “suspicious.”

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