Posts Tagged ‘Missionaries of Charity’

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

Sisters deface Sex Party posters in Aussie

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Two Missionaries of Charity sisters in Melbourne have sparked controversy after they reportedly defaced political posters from the Australian Sex Party. An image of the nuns was posted on Instagram last week and the Sex Party released it and another photograph to the media on Friday. Sex Party leader Fiona Patten said the pair of sisters Read more

Pope Francis condemns killing of nuns in Yemen

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Pope Francis has condemned the attack on a home for the elderly and disabled in Yemen that killed 16 people on Friday, including four nuns of the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In a message signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, Pope Francis called the attack an “act of senseless Read more

Missionaries of Charity nun released from prison

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Sr Mary Eliza of Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, was released from prison without any charges today. The court also ordered the release of Sr Mary’s passport and all documents of the Prem Nivasa (House of Love) convent seized for the purposes of an investigation into alleged irregularities at the home for pregnant Read more