“Many will celebrate this recognition of the work and life of Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa, but there are those who question the near-universal praise bestowed upon her,” writes the Christian Science Monitor.
Having seen the wonderful work the Albanian nun accomplished — much of it in Kolkata, India — during her lifetime has been humbling. Her very human doubts about her chosen path and the fallibility of the policies she supported make for a more complex figure than often shows up in news articles.
The BBC makes passing mention of criticism — a single paragraph — surrounding Mother Teresa’s work:
She achieved worldwide acclaim for her work in Kolkata’s slums, but her critics accused her of pushing a hardline Catholicism, mixing with dictators and accepting funds from them for her charity.
The Washington Post offers some more context:
Is it possible to recognize some of the good while placing it into context of a larger picture that includes institutional failings? I should think so.