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After almost 40 years caring for leprosy sufferers, India denies Sister Bertilla Capra a visa
The Missionary of the Immaculate has lived in India for 44 years and since 1981 has been the director of the Vimala Dermatological Centre for the care and rehabilitation of leprosy sufferers in Versova (Mumbai).
22/01/2016 10:52:00 INDIA
Sister Bertilla Capra receives a one-year Indian visa
From now on, the missionary of the Immaculate has to apply for a new visa every year, as an NGO employee. The Vimala Dermatological Centre is supported by local people. Among them are Hindus, Christians and Muslims.
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World Leprosy Day is remembered.
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Leprosy in Asia and the world: An overview
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