Researchers Serge Larivie and Genevieve Chenard say that if a person seems too good to be true, she usually is — even Mother Teresa. In their just-published paper, they claim the Vatican worked as the nun's publicist, focusing on her kindness toward Calcutta's poor instead of on "her rather dubious way of caring for the sick [and] her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received," among other things. They say that the 517 missions she opened were unsanitary and didn't provide patients with adequate food or painkillers, despite having millions of dollars in her foundation. Even though they're critical of the only nun most of us can name, they do credit her with inspiring countless other humanitarians. [Source]
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