Memorie.al publishes some archival documents with the logo “Top secret” recently issued by the Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana and the Central State Archive, which belong to a period of time from (1969-1991), where there is a correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Central Committee of the ALP and some of the Albanian diplomatic missions accredited in the West, such as Rome, Paris, etc., with telegrams, reports, reports, information, ordinances, diplomatic notes, invitations, articles world press newspapers, leaflets, photographs, etc., where it is about Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the famous Charity and Saint of Albanian origin, Gonxhe Bojaxhi, winner of several international awards, such as: “Padmashir”, and “Nehru “, by the Indian government in 1963 and 1972,” Magnasia “by the Philippine government which also proclaimed her” The Deserved Woman of Asia “, some peace awards from the US,” Golden Ambrogino “from Milan,” Universal Mother “in 1974 from cent emigrant orientation, and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Calvary of Mother Teresa since 1969, who through French and Italian diplomatic channels, asked official Tirana to come to Albania, to her homeland, to visit her mother, Roza Bojaxhi, who at that time was 86 years old. year old and sick, as well as her sister, Age, who lived in Tirana. All the complete documentation (already declassified), extracted from the archives of the Albanian state, is made public for the first time by Memorie.al, where light is shed on all the charitable activity of the famous Saint, in aid of the poor in all over the world and her extraordinary desire to help her compatriots in communist Albania, as well as the total silence of official Tirana and the high communist leadership of that time, led by Ramiz Alia and Nexhmije Hoxha, who under different pretexts , Prevented her arrival in Albania and allowed it only in 1989, thanks to great international pressure!
Although all over the world she was known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the famous Charity and Saint Gonxhe Bojaxhi, winner of several international awards and the ‘Nobel’ Prize for Peace in 1979, never hid her Albanian origin, even by requested since 1969, through French, Italian, etc. diplomatic channels, (where the top diplomats of these two countries were engaged), to visit her mother and sister living in Tirana.
But despite the constant request to visit her homeland, then and then engaged some of the leading diplomats of these two Western countries with whom official Tirana had diplomatic relations, the communist regime of Enver Hoxha, did not allow it at all to come and see her mother who was in the last moments of life and Age Bojaxhi, passed away with the great hostage who could not see once again her daughter, Gonxhen, whom he had not seen , since she was a child, time when she had left home to become a nun.
But even after that, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, as she was known all over the world because of her charitable missions to help the poor and needy wherever they were, in all corners of the globe, not only did not got angry with those who did not allow her to see her mother, before she passed away, but instead, prayed for them and I keep asking tirelessly, for years, that she come one day to the birthplace of the first her, even to put a bouquet of flowers on the grave of her mother and sister, who had already passed away.
But her demands, for two decades (from 1969 to 1989), were rejected on the most absurd pretexts by the communist regime of Enver Hoxha and then his successors, Ramiz Alia and Nexhmije Hoxha, who looked after her and the people who accompanied her: a “Vatican agent”, etc.!
Regarding these as well as all her ordeal of more than two decades to come to Albania, where she thought to open Charities, as she had done in different parts of the world, as well as the real reason why Ramiz Alia and Nexhmije Hoxha, decided to accept it in 1989, when she first came to her homeland, it is mentioned in many archival documents, where there is a correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana with the Central Committee of the ALP and some of the Albanian diplomatic missions accredited in the West, such as Rome, Paris, etc., with telegrams, reports, reports, information, ordinances, diplomatic notes, invitations, articles of world press newspapers, magazines, leaflets, photographs, etc. ., etc., which are published for the first time by Memorie.al., in the historical dossier section, starting from this number.
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Report-information of the Chairman of the Committee for Friendly and Cultural Relations with the Outer World, Jorgo Melica, sent to the Central Committee of the ALP, regarding the visit of Mother Teresa to Albania
No. 204 Tirana, December 6, 1990
I N F O R M A T I O N
At her request, from 1 to 5 December 1990, Mother Teresa paid a visit to our country. She was accompanied by one of the sisters of the charity, Marie Emizonne Nolla Noyaux, (Marie Franse) from Mauritius and the producer of the film about ‘Mother Teresa’ Janette Petrie, a Canadian who has come to our country three times.
Mother Teresa’s goal was to open a Charity House in our country and bring to Tirana on December 5, 1990 four sisters (an Albanian from Prizren who is in Washington, an Italian, an Indian and one from Maucius, who had brought her with self).
For this she asked to go out and look at the slums, as she said, the former churches that were in Tirana, the house where her mother and sister lived. From what he saw, he liked the house that is next to the former Catholic Church in “Ali Pashë Gucia” Street no. 3, where is now the Pioneer House of Region No.3, which consists of three rooms on the first floor and three rooms on the second floor.
Mother Teresa paid a visit to the Kindergarten named after her. There he was warmly welcomed by the children, educators and parents of the children. She expressed gratitude for putting her name Kindergarten no. 42 and that you rejoice to see healthy, happy, and joyful children compared to the work that her sisters did with the hungry, sick, and fatherless children in the world.
At the reception given to his wife Nexhmie Hoxha, mother Teresa told him that: I have a beautiful gift: “I will bring my four sisters to Albania and you will give me a simple house in Tirana” and told her that now they are there the pioneers. She noted that she has opened Charitable Homes in 94 countries around the world and the one she would open in Albania will be the 95th.
She pointed out that even in Albania she had noticed that there are many people who love her and for this she said that we want to serve the Albanian people with our care and love. Then he talked about the recently opened houses in the Soviet Union (6 have been opened and another 7 will be opened) in Cuba, Romania, etc.
Mrs. Nexhmije told her that we would look at her request in due time with the competent bodies and we did this to fulfill her desire as an Albanian who is not and that we needed, after service to the sick, the elderly, etc. by the state.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary, the Presidium of the People’s Assembly awarded the Order “Naim Frashëri” of the First Class, with the following motivation: the sick of the hungry, he has devoted his whole life to them. Mother Teresa’s selfless activity, her rare spirit of sacrifice and her high sense of humanism, has won the sympathy of all mankind. Albanians are proud of this great and honorable daughter of theirs! ”
Mother Teresa said that her decoration was a very pleasant surprise and that our work with people in the world is appreciated.
He was looking forward to meeting his friend Ramiz Alia. As soon as she arrived she asked for such a thing and wanted to do it as soon as possible after apparently she had decided to open the charity house in Tirana during her stay in Albania. The meeting was very cordial and warm. Comrade Ramiz spoke to her from the beginning when she raised the issue of opening an open-hearted charity house.
He asked for her opinion explaining the situation that is in our country now and that every measure that should be taken in every sector of life should be studied and in accordance with the laws. The most appropriate time will be March 4, 1990 for the opening of this Charity House, bringing the sisters to Albania who can work with the handicaps we have in our country.
Comrade Ramiz emphasized that for us this is something symbolic that we do for you, while for you yourself, it is something common that you do anywhere in the world. Mother Teresa accepts this “agreement”.
She then spoke about the work she does around the world, about the 3,000 sisters she has in 440 homes she has opened in 94 countries, and where there are 35 nationalities. That everywhere sisters work to
Alleviate people’s pain that they do not seek but live with what different individuals give them in different places.
After the meeting with her friend Ramiz Alia, she was very happy and she told this to her companions Adelina Mazreku, Theofan Nishku and Natasha Hito. She said: “I was impressed by the warmth and sincerity with which Comrade Ramiz received him. “I did not find out that I was talking to a head of state, I felt like you were at home.”
Shortly after the meeting, the escort informed the sisters in Rome by telephone of their decision and that Mother was happy about it.
During free conversations with companions she constantly talked about the work done by charities around the world giving various examples. She told them that we want to have a small house in Tirana, in a simple neighborhood, where there will be at least three rooms, one for the sisters to live in, one for waiting and caring for people and one for make prayers sisters. She said she could buy the house after an Irishman offered to give her the money.
They will live on what people will give and what Mother Teresa herself will give from the funds she has created. Nurses can do all kinds of work, either in hospitals or to help different individuals who will need it. As long as there are no priests of their own sex, to make prayers once a week, one of their priests could come from Rome and leave after the service. For this he did not ask for the church to be opened. He handed Comrade Ramiz a letter at the meeting as well as a photocopy of an act he had signed in the Soviet Union.
During her stay at the villa, there were many people who wanted to meet her. Most suffering from mental illness, or disability who sought her help to be cured outside or others who just wanted to meet her. For the sick, she was explained in advance by her companions about the assistance provided by the state in various institutions, as well as about the special cases of taking them abroad. She spoke to them in warm words and that you would pray for them. She gave everyone a small aluminum medallion with her initials.
Mother Teresa left with her two companions, very pleased with the reception, visits and meetings organized. He said he would agree with our embassy in Rome on the details of the arrival of the sisters and the equipment he could bring in early March next year.
She left for Rome where she had not decided whether to go to the US or Lebanon. Before leaving you was given a videotape recording the meetings and visits made as well as two photocopies of the main activities. For her part, she sent a short letter of thanks to her friend Ramiz Alia as well as a videotape with the film that was made for her (donated by her producer Janette Petrie).
Report of the Chairman of the Committee for Friendly and Cultural Relations with the Outer World, Jorgo Melica, sent to the Central Committee of the ALP, for the letter of Mother Teresa sent to President Ramiz Alia and the painting she left for her garden
Comrade Vaskë Çifligu
Attached, I am sending you the letter that Mother Teresa is sending to her friend Ramiz Alia, which she gave to her companions before she left. I am also sending you the videotape with the film about the life of Mother Teresa that she gives to her friend Ramiz, the producer of the film Jeanette Petrie who was with Mother Teresa.
Tirana on December 6, 1990
PEOPLE’S SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA
ALBANIAN COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL AND FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Tirana on 15.2.1990
KINDERGARTEN “MOTHER THERESA”
Along with this letter, we send you a painting of Mother Teresa made by an Albanian painter. Mother Teresa, before her departure from Albania, expressed the desire for this painting to be kept in her garden.
Report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana, for the companion of Mother Teresa, Theofan Nishku, for her letters sent to the Albanian Embassy in Rome
By order of the Director of Protocol (Comrade Kostaq), I am starting the two letters received from our embassy in Rome, which has the letters of Mother Teresa, to give her direction, according to the destination.
Tirana on 17.2.1990
Tirana on 19.12.1990
I n f o r m a t i o n
Mother Teresa, through our embassy in Rome, has sent a letter on behalf of her friend Nexhmije Hoxha, as well as her companions Adela Mazreku, Natasha Hito, and Theofan Nishku. In these letters, she thanks for the reception and care shown to her during her last visit to Albania. In the letter addressed to his wife Nexhmije Hoxha, he asks her to help him settle the “sisters” on March 4, 1991 in the house he liked (in the street “Ali Pashë Gucia” or otherwise known as the House of Pioneers of Region No. 3) and for him mediated to the President to resolve this issue. While in the letter he sends to Theofan Nishku, he asks that the sisters be accommodated in the above house or in any other place that the President will like.
Attached is the information of the Committee together with the letters that Mother Teresa sends to Nexhmije Hoxha, Adelina Mazreku, and Theofan Nishku.
Minutes of President Ramiz Alia’s conversation with Mother Teresa, December 4, 1990
WE ALBANIANS HONOR YOU BECAUSE WE LOOK AT YOU A DAUGHTER OF THE ALBANIAN PEOPLE
On December 4, 1990, Comrade Ramiz Alia received the well-known charity of Albanian origin, Mother Teresa, with whom he had this conversation:
Comrade Rmaiz Alia: I followed you, because you are not only Mother Teresa of Calcutta, but also Mother Teresa of Albania.
Mother Teresa: I am Albanian and at the same time connect Albania with India. I have been living in India for 62 years and I have Indian citizenship. I have been there since I was 18 years old.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: But you have not forgotten Albania.
Mother Teresa: I have not forgotten Albania, but I have no one there to speak Albanian with.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: Do you know Albanian words?
Mother Teresa: I know, for example: “Pray for me” etc. I wrote you some words in Albanian for the first time in so many years.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: I received the letters, thank you very much. They were letters full of love and warmth for the Albanian people and for me.
Mother Teresa: I have brought something for you, (it is a small religious gift). I have no gold and silver, I could not wait to bring my sisters here. We are distributed in 94 countries of the world, Albania will be the 95th.
This year you made me a special gift for my 80th birthday. For my country, for my people, I want to open these houses, even my sisters.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: I greet you on your 80th birthday.
Mother Teresa: Thank you very much. It’s a really nice gift. Everyone here has been lovingly brought to me.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: And they should behave with love, because people like you are rare. You are the man who had a big heart. You have given so much to humanity, caring for people, for rates that suffer, for those that have hope, and for rates that have no hope. That is why all humanity honors you, honors you and Albanians especially, because they look at you as a daughter of the Albanian people.
Mother Teresa: That is why I said that I was for the whole world and I could not wait to come to Albania as well. So I said, ‘I have no gold or silver to give you, but I will give it to my sisters and we will do something beautiful together.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: Very well. And I will take it from the heart and I am convinced that your arrival in Albania is closely followed by all the Albanian people.
Mother Teresa: People have shown a great deal of love for me.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: We owed it to you as the daughter of the Albanian people. We cannot give Nobel Prizes.
Mother Teresa: You give me a house.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: Nobel Prizes; no, but the ‘Naim Frashëri’ award, yes, because he was a great Albanian poet, a great man of Albanian culture.
Mother Teresa: There were a lot of people there when you gave me this decoration.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: I can tell you one thing, this Television guys gave the ceremony on television last night and my kids were very happy to see you, also, they were happy to see that there were a lot of people when you got the decoration.
In Albania you are honored because you honor Albania everywhere. Are you a little tired these days in Albania?
Mother Teresa: No no, I did not get tired.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: Yesterday you were with small children?
Mother Teresa: Yes, I went to the children of the “Mother Teresa” Kindergarten.
It was published by all Indian newspapers and they are very happy about this news, Indians have a great love for me.
Comrade Ramiz Alia: They should have love, because you have done a lot for them too. You have done a lot for the poor, for the sick, but also for India you have done a lot. /Memorie.al