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Mother Theresa MC[edit]

Just out of curiosity, why is Mother Theresa labeled as Mother Theresa MC? Is this something that should be fixed or is there a reason for this?Wikiman5676 (talk) 03:41, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

she is dead BUT we should have respect for her — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:9BDB:900:60A8:30D1:7612:53E4 (talk) 11:53, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

I dont think Mother Teresa should be linked with any religion in the rendition of her service. She was driven by Christ and that is beyond doubt. Her approach to humanitarianism was inclusive of all faiths. Hence naming this page by any denomination of belief would be inappropriate. God give her order more strength. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

I disagree with anon's logic. Mother Teresa made it clear that she was quite Catholic in her beliefs. It's analogous to saying that Abraham Lincoln shouldn't be classified as an American president because his approach to politics transcended national boundaries. And interestingly enough, most of MT's greatest fans and her harshest critics point out how profoundly Catholic she was.
That said, Wikiman asks a valid question: whether the initial mention of MT should include "MC". I'm not sure that this issue has ever come up before. Does anyone know? I suspect it would be cleaner to omit "MC" and any other designations; the general Wikipedia guidance is to use the most commonly accepted name, which - I strongly suspect - is simply "Mother Teresa".
Yes i concur, it seems strange MC is there. Its much cleaner to use "Mother Teresa" as most people refer to her as simply that. Unless there's a valid reason that is there I would say remove it. Wikiman5676 (talk) 05:51, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Title of page is now incoherent.[edit]

I would suggest that the title of this page is wrong and should be changed to "Teresa of Calcutta", as she is universally known both in the Roman Catholic church and in the secular media. The word "Mother" in "Mother Teresa" is an honorific in the RC church, granted to female consecrated religious with some governing authority. However, when an individual is canonised the honorific of "Saint" supplants and replaces all other such honorifics such as "Father", "Mother" "Monsignor". Since the RC church grants the honorific, it also has the right to define its use. The exception is "Pope", and this is because popes of the same name are distinguished by regnal numbers and obviously not all of the same name need be saints. Hence, "Pope St John Paul II (as distinct from Pope John Paul I), but St Teresa of Calcutta and not "Mother" Teresa of Calcutta. Basilwatkinsosb (talk) 07:23, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

No, the common name applies. The policy wording is - Wikipedia generally prefers the name that is most commonly used (as determined by its prevalence in a significant majority of independent, reliable English-language sources). --Dmol (talk) 08:42, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 July 2017[edit]

The contrived post-nominal letters "BR" and "PMOF" should be removed from the infobox as I can find no reliable source suggesting that the honours in question accord post-nominal letters. (talk) 01:37, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Done jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) 01:21, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 July 2017[edit]

The 'The young Teresa at age 18.' photo is widely circulated but is false. See:

This photo appears to be the real deal: (talk) 03:12, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Partly done: I just removed the image; the image you provided doesn't appear to have a file on Wikimedia Commons. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 03:24, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

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