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Missionaries of Charity house, Kolkata India.

In reversal, Missionaries of Charity in India again permitted to receive foreign donations

Jan 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Missionaries of Charity have been cleared to receive and use foreign funding in India, after the religious order founded... Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Calcutta, India.

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity seek swift fix after Indian government blocks foreign donations

Dec 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Supporters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity reacted with surprise and concern to the Indian government’s ruling that the organization... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis visits former ‘Bronx of Slovakia’ transformed by Mother Teresa’s nuns

Sep 13, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope toured the Bethlehem Center, which has helped the homeless since 1997. Read more

A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017.

Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from Kabul arrive at Rome airport

Aug 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The children were residents of an orphanage founded by the sisters in 2006. Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Missionaries of Charity cancel Mother Teresa birthday celebrations due to COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020

The Missionaries of Charity canceled their customary birthday celebrations for their founder, Mother Teresa, this year after nine religious sisters... Read more

After 15 months, Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking granted bail

Sep 30, 2019

A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity has been released on bail 25 months after her arrest. She is... Read more

Mother Teresa.

Missionaries of Charity remember Mother Teresa’s birthday

Aug 26, 2019

Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity gathered at their headquarters on Monday to commemorate the birthday of the order’s founder, Mother... Read more

Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, speaks at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2016.

Missionaries of Charity express sorrow over scandal, openness to just inquiry

Jul 18, 2018

By CNA Staff

The superior general of the Missionaries of Charity said Tuesday the congregation is “deeply saddened and grieved” by the alleged... Read more

Missionary of Charity sister prays the rosary.

Missionaries of Charity sister arrested in baby-selling investigation

Jul 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Two women affiliated with the Missionaries of Charity, one a religious sister and the other an employee, have been arrested... Read more

Mother Teresa.

This journalist first told the world about Mother Teresa

Sep 4, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

The American reporter who first brought news of Mother Teresa’s work to an international audience still remembers the day in... Read more

Sister Sally speaks at the Jubilee for Workers of Mercy and Volunteers.

Only sister to survive Yemen attack: despite danger, 'we chose to stay'

Sep 3, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

A year before a March 4 attack killed four sisters, the Missionaries of Charity opted not to leave, but to... Read more

Missionaries of Charity.

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

Aug 30, 2016

The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week,... Read more

Missionaries of Charity at a prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square, June 19, 2015.

There's no question – the Missionaries of Charity in Yemen 'died as martyrs'

Mar 6, 2016

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

After a recent attack at a Missionaries of Charity convent in Yemen claimed the lives of four of the sisters... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope: murdered Missionaries of Charity are martyrs of indifference

Mar 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis lamented the world’s indifference to the recent killing of four Missionaries of Charity, calling them the... Read more

Father Woody and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta. Courtesy of Regis University.

Mother Teresa, and the Denver priest who was her kindred spirit

Sep 5, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Mother Teresa visited Denver, Colo. twice in the 1980s. Both times, one of her biggest fans was tasked with picking... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Dono di Maria House on May 21, 2013.

Pope praises Missionaries of Charity's 'beautiful' Vatican ministry

May 22, 2013

Pope Francis thanked the Missionaries of Charity for their work and described one of their houses for homeless women located... Read more