Mother Teresa On African Tour To Establish New Missions
Nov. 05, 1988
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) _ Mother Teresa, on a tour of several African nations, met with top officials to try to establish two charity missions in this war-torn country, the state news agency AIM reported today.
Mother Teresa, the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize-winner, met Friday with Foreign Minister Pascoal Mocumbi and Education Minister Graca Machel. She hopes to establish Sisters of Charity missions in Maputo, the capital, and the northern province of Nampula, AIM reported.
Mother Teresa, 78, who lives in Calcutta, India, has established Sisters of Charity missions throughout the world to help the poor.
Mozambique, devastated by a 12-year civil war, is one of the world's poorest countries. An estimated 6 million of its 14.5 million people are in need of food assistance.
Mother Teresa was to travel today to Kenya, and on to South Africa on Tuesday, where she plans to establish a mission in a black township outside Cape Town.