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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.
Mother Teresa to be canonised under Benedict XVI, says Sister Nirmala
26/08/2010 VATICAN - INDIA
Message from Pope: Mother Teresa, an "inestimable gift" for the Church and the world
The message from Benedict XVI for the centenary of the birth of the Blessed was read this morning by Mgr. Lucas Sirkar during mass celebrated in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
26/08/2008 VATICAN – INDIA
Orissa: Vatican expresses solidarity to victims; Indian bishop calls events shameful for the state
The Holy See has called on everyone to rebuild an atmosphere of dialogue and reconciliation. Cardinal Gracias, who chairs the conference of Indian bishops, accuses the government of being too slow in acting and the police of being ineffective. He expresses sorrow for the death of Hindu fundamentalist leader Swami Laxamananda. Violence against nuns and missionaries, who give their life for the social development of the population, is “diabolic”. Mother Teresa’s successor Sister Nirmala Joshi says that one cannot be disciple of Christ without paying the price, on the Cross.
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.
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.
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