The "Marubi" National Museum of Photography has posted two historic photos on its social networks: The moment when Saint Mother Teresa touched Albanian soil for the first time after decades of waiting.
"In August 1989, after many years of being refused an entry visa by the communist authorities, with the desire "...to kiss the Albanian soil before dying", Mother Teresa came on an official visit of several days, during which she also stopped in the cemetery of Tirana, where the remains of his mother Drande and sister Age, whom he never met again after leaving the family in 1928, rest.
Her visit, organized and controlled by the officials of the time, would be conveyed to the foreign media by the photojournalist Michel Setboun, who happens to be in Albania in March 1991, as the first masses are celebrated after a dark period of atheism. In the church of Tirana and in the Cathedral of Saint Stephen in Shkodër, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, prayed to the Albanian people.
We commemorate her today on the Day of her Consecration, with this selection of images by Michel Setboun, some of which are part of the exhibition "Michel Setboun, photojournalist at the right time", opened at the Marubi Museum during 2022, writes the Marubi Museum.