In 1995, the late author and social critic Christopher Hitchens wrote a Mother Teresa takedown with his The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, a lean, 98-page argument against the "cult" of the famous nun and current saint. The book is full of disturbing purported Mother Teresa facts and unsettling anecdotes, but it's far from the only takedown like this available.
Since the publication of Hitchens's book, plenty of Mother Teresa stories have circulated, partially perpetuated by an exhaustive 2013 study by scholars at the Université de Montréal. Read on for stories that may cause some to rethink their views about this well-known religious figure.
She Did Not Have Stringent Standards For Baptizing Dying People
She Once Made Controversial Remarks About AIDS
Her Beliefs Sometimes Turned The Afflicted Into "Compassion Homework"
She Accepted $10,000 From A Known Cult LeaderPhoto: Pixabay/CC0 1.0
She Seemed To Suffer A Major Crisis Of Faith During The Latter Part Of Her LifePhoto: Suma Iyer / Wikimedia Commons/CC 4.0
Despite Millions In Donations, Her Clinics Were Short On Supplies