Is the a Photo of Mother Teresa when she was 18 ?

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A Photo viral for years claiming to be a rare photo of Mother Teresa which was last debunked in April 2016 here . This actually was a misunderstanding which became global, shared by her supporters world wide.

This was first posted on a website www.childrenvietnam.org whose mission is “Our mission is to better the lives of under privileged  children in Vietnam because every child deserves a chance at tomorrow.”


TRUTH: It’s Actually a photo in Obituary of Tran Anh Phuong, an American, a missionary, helping people, living in Vietnam and died in Virginia on 8th April 2008.

This HOAX is not intentional but seems to be a mistake as on the Obituary page, the Name of person is written in smaller than the Name and Quote of Mother Teresa.

The Obituary says

“Our hearts and prayers go to the family of Tran Anh Phuong. Sam, Steven and Victoria Nguyen are friends and supporters of the Foundation. Her death is a great loss to the Vietnamese community. To continue her kindness and generosity, her family wishes that donations be made to the Foundation in her name. To donate online, please click “Contact/Donate” and include her name in your dedication. Or you can send a check payable to Foundation for Children of Vietnam, PO Box 2507, Rockville, MD 20852 and include “Tran Anh Phuong” in the Notes. All donations are tax-deductible. This is her bio as contributed by Sam Nguyen. Our beloved Mother, Tran Anh Phuong, passed away on April 20, 2008 after a long illness. She was the eldest child of Reverend Te Ngoc Tran and Mrs. Tot Thi Nguyen. She resided in Arlington, VA for the past 33 years.”


This was debunked here more than an year ago i.e April 2016

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