man recalls the day he met Mother Teresa
Burnham-On-Sea man has recounted the day he met the late Mother
Teresa - on the day she becomes a Saint.
Francis will today (Sunday) oversee the cannonisation of Mother
Teresa in front of an expected audience of tens of thousands of
people at the Vatican in Rome.
Turner, a keen traveller and teacher who lives in Burnham, says
he spent two hours with Mother Teresa in her convent during a visit
to Calcutta, India, in December 1984.
interviewed her due to his interest in human rights which led to
the publication of his book, The Declaration of Human Rights, for
described Mother Teresa as "the most approachable famous woman
in the world," to which he says Mother Teresa replied "All
was thrilled when Mother Teresa knelt beside me so we could read
prayers together which I recorded on a tape machine," he recalls.
He says the visit was an emotional one which he will vividly remember
for the rest of his life.
is this week flying to Africa for an epic three week hitch-hiking
journey that will include crossing the Victoria Falls from Zambia
into Zimbabwe where he will study the dire economic situation of
the country. "I use my travel experiences to enhance my geography
lessons so that students will be inspired to see the real world
and help a few poor people after they pass their exams."