Statue of Mother Teresa to be Removed from Skopje

Country: Other

Date of incident: November 23, 2017

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental

The Minister of Culture Robert Alagjozovski of FYROMacedonia recommended the removal of a statue of Mother Teresa from the center of Skopje. The Balkan city is the birthplace of the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary who was canonized by Pope Francis in 2016.

The statue is one of many monuments slated to be removed.  Source: Independent Balkan News Agency Photo credit:
Varga Attila (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons