Rome Newsroom, Mar 15, 2022 / 07:20 am
Mother Teresa’s former secretary has been named the new superior of the Missionaries of Charity, AFP reported Monday.
Religious sisters dressed in their distinctive white and blue saris gathered together for a weekend prayer retreat in India to elect the superior general of the order founded by St. Teresa of Calcutta.
The sisters elected Sister Joseph Michael, who will be the third superior to lead the order since its founder’s death in 1997.
Sunita Kumar, a spokeswoman for the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, told AFP on March 14 that Sister Joseph Michael “has been with the organization for a long time and was Mother Teresa's secretary for years.”