A photo-exhibition on the life of St. Mother Theresa has opened in Tokyo, Japan and aims to inspire people to be like the late Missionaries of Charity nun and play a healing role regardless of ethnicity or religion. The exhibition at the Jesuit-run Sophia University is co-organized by the Macedonian embassy in Tokyo and is titled “Mother Theresa- Saint from Skopje, Saint of the World” and presents about 50 photos mainly from the Memorial House of Mother Theresa in the Macedonian capital Skopje.

As reported by ucanews.com, Macedonian ambassador to Japan Andrijana Cvetkovik, at the opening ceremony at the university on November 28, remarked that “Mother Theresa had a vision of a society for tolerance, understanding mutual respect, and solidarity without distinguishing social, ethnic, cultural and religious affiliations.”

Photos on show include several depicting her school and church life as a young girl and a picture showing the 18-year old Agnes Gonxha the day before she went to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto and also the photos of her activities in India to help poor people, her holding Nobel Peace Prize certificate in 1979; and meetings with international figures ranging from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat  to U.S. President Ronal Reagan.