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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MOTHER?


OUTSIDE THE ORDER, LITTLE is known about the leading candidates to succeed Mother Teresa. However, the favorite seems to be the No. 2, Sister Frederick, left photo. She is an able administrator, but her age -- she is in her 80s -- may count against her. She is also a strict disciplinarian and some nuns feel she is too stern. Sister Joseph Michael has been Mother Teresa's secretary for years. She is described as gentle and unassuming and is very popular with the younger nuns. Sources in the order say she is the Mother's choice. This will help considerably. Sister Nirmala, right, is something of a dark horse. Her exact age is unknown to the public, but she is thought to be much younger than the others. She is currently superior of the order's contemplative wing. Also being tipped last week was Sister Camullus, a Goan-born nun who is in charge of operations in Africa.

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