Media, ethnicity and patriotism—the Balkans ‘unholy war’ for the appropriation of Mother Teresa

@article{Alpion2004MediaEA,
  title={Media, ethnicity and patriotism—the Balkans ‘unholy war’ for the appropriation of Mother Teresa},
  author={G{\"e}zim Alpion},
  journal={Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={227 - 243}
}
  • Gëzim Alpion
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Economics
  • Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans
In the summer of 2003 an ‘unholy war’ broke out between the Albanians and the Macedonians over the filiation of a beatified woman. The decision of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to erect a monument dedicated to Mother Teresa, not very far from the centre of Rome, aroused the Albanians’ suspicion and jealousy. This was not the first time the Albanians felt that they were being robbed of ‘their’ Mother Teresa; some of their neighbours had apparently tried to ‘appropriate’ her almost… 
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