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    » 12/10/2011, 00.00

    SRI LANKA

    A day of prayer for the nun of Mother Teresa's order who "sold children"

    Melani Manel Perera

    The government made an "unofficial" apology, but the church wants an official statement withdrawing all charges against Sister Eliza and the hostel for unmarried mothers. On 15 December there will be the first hearing.
    Colombo (AsiaNews) - The Catholic Diocese of Colombo will observe tomorrow a day of prayer for the safety and security of the Missionaries of Charity and the hostel of Prem Nives Moratwa. This was requested by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo. On 28 November, the authorities raided the hostel for unmarried mothers run by the Missionaries and arrested Sister Mary Eliza, the mother superior, accusing her of "selling children."

    On 8 December, the Government of Sri Lanka made an apology to the Missionaries, calling the issue "very serious and delicate" and adding that "if errors were committed, the government will take steps to correct them." The last statement seems to be a response to Cardinal Ranjith, who on December 5 announced a press conference to ask the media and authorities to withdraw the "baseless" accusations against Prem Nives.

    According to Fr. Benedict Joseph, spokesman for the Diocese of Colombo, the case will be resolved presently. However, he adds, "although we appreciate the apology received from some persons in government, we believe that the state should issue an official statement withdrawing all charges against sister Eliza and her Nives Prem".

    Since the birth of the Congregation, Sister Eliza is the first Missionary of Charity to be arrested. Released on bail on November 29 last year, the religious will face her first hearing on December 15.

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    04/09/2010 INDIA
    When “Mother saved my vocation”
    The superior of the Missionaries of Charity house for disabled children in Delhi tells her story, her meeting with the founder of the congregation, the gift of prayer, the discovery of God and the beauty of those who suffer.

    29/11/2011 SRI LANKA
    Released, but awaiting trial, the sister of Mother Teresa who "sold children"
    Sister Eliza, Missionary of Charity, had to change convent, hand over her passport and is prohibited from leaving the country. An anonymous phone call accuses the religious of illicit trafficking of children in their hostel for unmarried mothers.

    03/10/2005 CHINA – VATICAN – INDIA
    The sisters of Mother Teresa are waiting for Beijing's permission to open a home in China


    03/08/2005 INDIA
    British journalist makes accusations against the Sisters of Mother Teresa
    According to the reporter (who pretended to be a volunteer), the Missionaries of Charity keep disabled children tethered to their cots and are unprofessional in providing medical care to their patients. Sister Nirmala responds saying that criticism is welcome but we are alone with the children and no one is helping us.

    17/02/2014 INDIA
    Mumbai government demands partial expropriation of a house of Mother Teresa
    The official explanation is the widening of a road to relieve traffic congestion in the neighborhood. Sisters and activists explain, however, that changing the road at that point will not solve the problem it will only will destroy a part of the Cardinal Gracias Destitute 's Home. Founded in 1962, the house for the sick and dying today houses 70 women.



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