Mother Teresa spoke out against contraception and abortion during a flying visit to Edinburgh on June 6, 1993. Almost 1500 people crowded into St Mary’s Cathedral to see and hear the 82-year-old “living saint”.
The diminutive Nobel Peace Prize winner, whose Missionaries of Charity organisation operated in more than 105 countries, told the packed cathedral how her organisation had taken 65,000 sick and dying men and women off the streets of Calcutta.
She said she would never forget picking up a man eaten up with worms, but who died with a beautiful smile.
She left St Mary’s to rapturous applause.