Albania calls on India to return Mother Teresa's remains

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Albania has demanded that India return the remains of Mother Teresea to her ethnic homeland.

The Catholic nun spent most of her life in India and is buried there.

She was also an Indian citizen when she died.

However, Sali Berisha, the Albanian Prime Minister, has said that his government was seeking repatriation of Mother Teresa's remains before the 100th anniversary of her birth in August next year. He said that talks with the Indian Government had begun, and would be "intensified" in the coming months, the Times reports.

The call to exhume the Nobel laureate has angered many Indians, with church and state officials saying that her remains should stay in Calcutta where she achieved global fame for her work with the poor and sick.

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