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U.S. Department of State
96/11/18 Statement: Honorary Citizenship to Mother Teresa 
Office of the Spokesman 
 

 
Press Statement by Glyn Davies/Acting Spokesman
November 18, 1996 
 
 
 
          Presentation of Honorary Citizenship to Mother Teresa 


 
On November 16, 1996, Ambassador Frank Wisner presented a joint 
resolution of Congress and a letter from President Clinton conferring 
honorary U.S. citizenship to Mother Teresa.  The presentation ceremony 
was held at Mother Teresa's residence.  According to the Ambassador, it 
was a simple, but emotional ceremony, attended by representatives of 
Catholic relief services, friends, and the staff of the Consulate 
General in Calcutta. 
 
According to the Ambassador, Mother Teresa was "deeply moved and 
delighted" to receive the honorary U.S. citizenship, and was "very 
taken" with President Clinton's letter.  She offered her blessings to 
the President and his family and to the American people.   
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