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MOTHER TERESA: 1910-1997

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September 06, 1997

"Mother Teresa is gone, but the Gospel teaches us that faith, hope and love endure. She had them in abundance, and they will stay with us forever.

--President Clinton

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"I just still always expected to see her rebound. One just always had the feeling she was indestructible and would go on forever."

--Robert D'Amico, head of the department of opthamology at St. Vincent Hospital, who operated on her twice for cataracts

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"The pope believes she is a woman who has left her mark on the history of this century. She was a glowing example of how the love of God can be transformed into love of one's neighbor."

--Father Ciro Benedettini, deputy Vatican spokesman

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"Humanity has lost its symbol of solidarity."

--President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, the country with the largest number of Roman Catholics

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"Mother Teresa devoted her life to the poor, and her spirit will live on as an inspiration to all of us."

--British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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"It is rather lovely to think that Mother Teresa, who was very friendly with Princess Diana, should have gone so soon to join her."

--Cardinal Basil Hume, head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales

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"The world and especially India is poorer by her passing away. Hers was a life devoted to bring love, peace and joy to people whom the world generally shuns."

--Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral

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"She leaves behind a shining example of charity, service and spiritual fortitude."

--U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan

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"This evening, there is less love, less compassion, less light in the world."

--French President Jacques Chirac

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