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Bengal: CM Mamta Banerjee leaves for Rome to attend Mother Teresa's Canonisation ceremony

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 September 2016, 12:55 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on 2 September, along with a 12-member official delegation and a group of industrialists left for Italy on a week-long visit to Rome and Germany to attend Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony and meet potential investors.

She left Kolkata on an Emirates flight this morning.

"At the invitation of Missionaries of Charity, I am leaving for the holy Vatican City to participate in the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa. Mother was the mother of humanity. Her love for the ailing, the needy and the entire humanity was unbounded," she said on Twitter.

"Bengal is more proud as Mother lived and worked here and showered us with her abundant love and care. It is indeed a moment of great pride and honour. Bless us Mother, so that we can continue to serve the people," CM Banerjee said.

The Chief Minister will stay in Italy till 5 September where Rome's first woman mayor Virginia Raggi will host a special reception during her visit to the Vatican City.

From Rome, she will fly to Munich where she will hold meetings with businessmen in the manufacturing sector. CM Banerjee is scheduled to return to Kolkata on 10 September.

-PTI

First published: 2 September 2016, 12:55 IST
 
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