Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in 1910, is an international icon. She is known for her Nobel Prize-winning charitable work helping the poorest of the poor throughout her lifetime. But was she truly the hero that her legacy suggests? According to some people, Mother Teresa was "no Mother Teresa." She faced criticism in life and after death for several facets of her work, as well as her anti-abortion views.
Criticism for Mother Teresa is not new, nor is the source limited to a single group. She has received persistent allegations of misusing large amounts of funds, poor medical treatments and conditions in her facilities, and diligently attempting to convert the people she helped to Christianity. The British medical journal the Lancet published an article in 1994 that critically assessed the subpar care in Mother Teresa's facilities. On the other hand, in December 2015, it was decided that Mother Teresa would become a saint in the following year, the highest honor of the Catholic church. Learn more about Mother Teresa's story in the video below.