Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who the league is contacting today regarding the Mother Teresa campaign:
Today I am writing to the top government officials in charge of the 28 states that comprise the nation of India. They are being notified about the decision by Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, not to overrule those who have chosen to deny a tribute to Mother Teresa: our request to have the towers shine blue and white, the colors of her congregation, on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of her birth (and the day the U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a commemorative stamp), was denied without explanation. Yet the same persons who chose to stiff Mother Teresa decided to honor the Chinese Communist revolution last year, even though 77 million innocent men, women and children were murdered under Mao Zedong.
Last week, we contacted the leaders of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, and yesterday we wrote to the 224 Catholic cardinals and bishops stationed in India.
Everyone is being asked to sign our petition (click here), and to write to Anthony Malkin. His address is Malkin Properties, One Grand Central Place 60, E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165.
Also contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building: