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Orissa: fundamentalists attack Mother Teresa’s missionaries over night
Sisters and their priest have to flee into the forest. Curfew remains in place. VHP celebrates the return to Hinduism of 187 people. A rally against the violence is set for today in New Delhi.
Kandhamal, Hindu fanatics burn down house of sisters of Mother Teresa
On the evening of September 25, fundamentalists attacked and burned down the house of the Missionaries of Charity in the village of Sukananda. Sister M. Suma, the regional superior, prays for the "persecutors", that they may repent of their violence and "make peace with God" for their actions.
Police gag order silences Sisters of Mother Teresa
Nuns are accused of abducting and converting children, but they regain custody after accusations are shown to be false. Sangh Parivar, which accuses them of “child trafficking,” plans a demonstration against the nuns for tomorrow. Insecurity spreads to the state of Karnataka where three Pentecostal churches are shut down despite having all the right papers.
Date set for the first audience into anti-Christian violence in Orissa
The first audience will be on 14 July to hear the victims of last Christmas assaults. Getting people to testify is difficult because of ongoing intimidation and the psychological effects of the traumatic experience. The tireless work by the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity continues in order to “rebuild hope” among survivors.
Orissa, the sisters of Mother Teresa return: we must bring smiles back to the persecuted
A delegation of the Missionaries of Charity has returned to the district of Khandamal, where anti-Christian persecution broke out last Christmas. They tell AsiaNews about the mistrust of Christians toward Hindus, and insist on the importance of reconciliation.
Birthday greetings for pope from sisters of Mother Teresa in Orissa
"At these times, more than ever, during the various sufferings and injustices, the Missionaries of Charity reassure our beloved Pope Benedict that he continues to be a voice that is listened to." Greetings for Benedict XVI from all over the world. A unique initiative in France.
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