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An innocent sister in jail

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, February 13
 
 
Last week, I returned from an emotional, heartbreaking visit to jail. I paid a long overdue visit to Sister Concelia Baxla from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, who, along with Anima Indwar, an employee of the Nirmal Hriday Home, was arrested 222 days ago on charges of child trafficking. 
 

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A trademark sari

NEW DELHI (AsiaNews): The while cotton sari edged with the blue stripe which has become the trademark of the Missionaries of Charity is now a legally registered trademark with the intellectual properties held by the congregation.
 
A common sight around Kolkata since the congregation was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950, it is now known around the world as the sisters have spread their presence to all corners of the globe.
 
The Trade Marks Registry of India granted the registration.
 

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New saint venerated at the cathedral

HONG KONG (SE): Around 1,000 people joined the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity at a thanksgiving Mass expressing their joy over the canonisation of St. Teresa of Kolkata at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Caine Road on September 11.

The Mass was organised by the diocese and celebrated by John Cardinal Tong Hon, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, together with a number of priests.

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A weekend to show off Mother Teresa’s charism

HONG KONG (SE): An exhibition on the life of Mother Teresa of Kolkata was held from September 3 to 4 at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Tseung Kwan O, to help people to understand and appreciate the life of the woman known to the world as the Saint of the Poor better.

Organised by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Jubilee of Mercy, it featured the foundation years of the Missionaries of Charity and the services to the poor that the congregation developed across the world.

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Mother Teresa’s China rebuff

BEIJING (AsiaNews): Mother Teresa, together with eight of her sisters arrived in Hong Kong on 18 March 1994 with an ongoing ticket for an 8.00am direct flight to Haikou, the capital of Hainan province in southern China, for the following morning.

Prior to her arrived, some of her sisters had already visited the province on several occasions in preparation for her arrival.

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Kidnapped priest still alive

SANAA (AsiaNews): Despite rumours that spread prior to Easter that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped during the bloody attack on the Missionaries of Charity compound in Aden, Yemen, on March 4, was to be crucified on Good Friday and had been tortured, Bishop Paul Hinder believes that he is alive and well.

The apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia said that photographs were not convincing and other reports cannot be substantiated.

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Missionaries of Charity shot dead in Yemen

ADEN (SE): Four sisters from the Missionaries of Charity along with at least 10 people from the staff of a facility for the aged and people with special needs in Aden, Yemen, were killed on March 4, when armed and uniformed men burst into their compound.

There are around 80 people living in the compound altogether.

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We exist for the poor

“l want nuns full of love and covered with my charity of the Cross. I want victims of love who would be so united to me as to radiate me

love on souls” - Jesus' words to Blessed Teresa of Kolkata

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