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Missionaries of Charity house, Kolkata India. Zvonimir Atletic via www.shutterstock.com.

In reversal, Missionaries of Charity in India again permitted to receive foreign donations

Jan 8, 2022

The Missionaries of Charity have been cleared to receive and use foreign funding in India, after the religious order founded by Mother Teresa was unexpectedly ruled ineligible to receive donations from abroad late last year.

Missionaries of Charity house, Calcutta, India. Shutterstock.com.

Mother Teresa Missionaries Seek Swift Fix after Indian Government Blocks Foreign Donations

Dec 29, 2021

Supporters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity reacted with surprise and concern to the Indian government’s ruling that the organization is now ineligible for foreign donations, but a spokeswoman for the Calcutta-based branch of the organization believes the situation will be remedied without much effect on the missionaries’ work.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017./ Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Backs South Africa, India Proposal to Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine Production Barriers

Oct 7, 2021

The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has maintained the support of the Vatican entity of a call to waive barriers in the production of COVID-19 vaccines as proposed by South Africa and India.

Orphaned children in India. Lynne Dobson/Miracle Foundation.

Catholic diocese in India offers cash incentives, scholarships for couples with more children

Aug 7, 2021

The Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Diocese of Palai in Kerala state said it will pay 1,500 rupees (about US$21) monthly to the families and will provide free education to the fourth and the subsequent children.

Bishop's House in the Diocese of Port-Louis Mauritius. / Diocese of Port-Louis

Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese Speaks to Sexual Assault Allegations of Minor by Cleric

Aug 13, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius has, in a statement, reacted to the allegations of sexual assault of a minor by a Missionary Cleric, pledging to fully support the investigations.