» 08/03/2011, 00.00
"Mother Teresa" of Bangalore, a new battle for her lepers
Since 2007, the rehabilitation center has had to sacrifice the dormitory for poor and homeless, because the government did not renew the lease on all terrains. At the end of July, the nun was in danger of having to leave India, where she worked for 29 years.
Bangalore lepers evicted and "betrayed" by the government
Karnataka has decided not to renew the lease of the Sumanahalli Society, depriving it of 45 acres. Operating in Bangalore since 1977, the centre is now left with five acres for more than 400 residents. The facility includes 50 building for lepers, HIV patients, disabled, orphans, street kids and young offenders. For the archbishop of Bangalore, this is a "betrayal of the [Christian] community by the government."
Government u-turn: Bangalore "Mother Teresa" can stay in India
Sister Jean: "Crazy with joy." A "mistake" committed by the immigration office, and the Interior Minister P. Chidambaran has renewed her visa as "indefinitely". Thanks to the Global Council of Indian Christians and the lepers of the centre where the English missionary works.
29/01/2005 INDIA - WORLD LEPROSY DAY
In India Church fights leprosy and prejudices
The situation in India is improving and conquering the disease is possible. The focus must be on education and scientific research.
Sisters of Cluny, the love of Christ among the lepers of Pondicherry
Since1981, the religious welcome and treat leprosy and AIDS sufferers in their center, many were forced to beg, because abandoned by their family. Through courses in sewing, painting and crafts, patients find that they are a gift from God and are an active part of society.
"Mother Teresa" of Bangalore, thrown out after 29 years
Sr. Jean: "A heavy heart, it is a loss for me but especially for the thousands of people affected by leprosy." Fr. George Kannanthanam, director of the association that the religious worked for: "Professionalism, legendary compassion and tenderness." The government denied renewal of her visa, without providing any explanation. She has a month before she must return to England.
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