Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa


The Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa in Pristina (Albanian: Katedralja Shën Nënë Tereza në Prishtinë) is a Roman Catholic cathedral being constructed in Pristina, Kosovo. In 2007, the Government of Kosovo approved plans for the building. The cathedral is dedicated to the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary, Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

In 2005, the foundation stone was ceremonially laid by former President of Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova, himself a Muslim. Construction began in 2007.

The unfinished cathedral was inaugurated on 5 September 2010, the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa in 1997, as part of events commemorating the hundredth anniversary of her birth. The cathedral was formally consecrated seven years later on 5 September 2017, 20 years after Mother Theresa's death.