Posts Tagged ‘Missionaries of Charity’

Israeli army surrounds Mother Teresa nuns’ Gaza facility

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023
Mother Teresa Nuns Gaza

The Gaza headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is under siege by the Israeli army according to one of the nuns inside the building. The nuns and their 60 guests, most of whom are disabled and handicapped, are trapped in the facility without food, water, medicine, electricity or Read more

Vatican invites Rome poor to a day at the circus

Monday, February 13th, 2023

The Vatican’s charity office invited around 2,000 poor and marginalized people to a circus performance in Rome on Saturday. “Making it possible to participate in this performance is a way to give a few hours of contentment to those who are confronted with a hard life and need help to nurture hope,” Pope Francis’ almoner, Read more

Ortega’s government orders dissolution of Mother Teresa’s order

Monday, July 4th, 2022
Missionaries of Charity in Nicaragua

The Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta is being ordered to close in Nicaragua. Dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor, the Missionaries of Charity are among 101 non-governmental organisations the legislator wants to close. Some of the other Catholic NGOs in for the chop include the Catholic Foundation for Human Read more

Baseless case against Mother Teresa nuns falls apart

Monday, March 7th, 2022

A court case prosecuting Missionaries of Charity – often called Mother Teresa nuns – has fallen apart for lack of evidence. After alleging charges of “religious conversion” the prosecution admitted in Court there was no serious basis to proceed against them. The case followed a police probe against the nuns in the Indian state of Read more

Catholic priest helps 14 disabled children flee Afghanistan

Monday, August 30th, 2021
disabled children flee Afghanistan

A Catholic priest managed to flee Afghanistan with a group of disabled children and nuns as the Taliban took control of the country during the US withdrawal. Barnabite Father Giovanni Scalese, head of the Catholic mission in Afghanistan, along with five Missionaries of Charity nuns and 14 orphans in their care, landed in Rome on Aug Read more

Amid probe, Mother Teresa nuns asked to reopen orphanage

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

The Jharkhand government in eastern India has asked Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity nuns to reopen their orphanage. The orphanage was shut down 16 months ago as police began probing baby-selling charges against the nuns. The orphanage is attached to a care centre the nuns run for unwed mothers. The government closed the orphanage after police Read more

Kidnapped Catholic priest rescued

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

A Catholic priest who was kidnapped by militants 18 months ago in Yemen has been rescued. Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was freed on Tuesday. He is staying with a Salesian community in Rome for a few days before going home to India. He met Pope Francis on Thursday morning. At the meeting Francis embraced and encouraged Read more

Saint Mother Teresa named as Kolkata’s patron

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Saint Mother Teresa has been declared a co-patron saint of the Archdiocese of Kolkata, where she dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. The Vatican declared her a patron of the city on Wednesday. “We are very happy the Archdiocese of Kolkata has declared her as its patron, acknowledging her great work for Read more

Missionaries of Charity copyright blue and white sari

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Missionaries of Charity have patented the white and blue sari designed by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, obtaining a legal copyright recognizing the pattern as the intellectual property of the order. Although it was never officially announced, the copyright had been granted the same day as Mother Teresa’s Sept. 4, 2016 canonization as the culmination Read more

The love that made St Teresa of Kolkata

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It is always tempting to see the saints, not as individuals with the very human struggles that afflict us all, but surrounded with an aura of sanctity, symbolised by a halo. This does the saints a disservice as it dehumanises them; it does us a disservice as they seem too far removed from our own lives Read more