Indian officials force nuns off land as foreign funds restored

Indian officials force nuns off land as foreign funds restored Children living on the street are seen outside the Missionaries of Charity motherhouse and orphanage in Kolkata, India, Jan. 2. Photo: CNS
The Missionaries of Charity congregation has been forced to shut Nirmala Shishu Bhawan, a home for orphaned, destitute and abandoned children in Uttar Pradesh state, after its lease expired. The Defence Estates Office demanded $250,000 from the nuns for trespassing. The closure came on the heels of the federal government’s refusal to renew the congregation’s…
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