Google’s social media quotes Sr Ruth Pfau who said about her first impressions of a Pakistani leper colony: “I could not believe that humans could live in such conditions.”
It is the first time that a Catholic has received this honour in the predominantly Muslim country.
Those who have good health are called to help those who, still today are the victims of an unjustified social stigma, to live in a dignified way.
“At the age of 18, Blessed Teresa came here to study English and begin her life as a nun with the Loreto Sisters in Dublin” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMM, a doctor-surgeon and obstetrician, recognised for her ground-breaking work with women devastated by obstetric fistula in Africa.