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India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED)The government directive comes after police earlier this month arrested a nun and a worker at one of the Missionaries of Charity order's homes over allegations that at least 5 infants were sold for potentially thousands of dollars

SUSPECT. An Indian nun (center) with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity hides her face as she sits outside a court under police protection before a hearing on child trafficking charges in Ranchi, in India's eastern Jharkhand state. AFP Photo

Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies 'sold'

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:28 PM

'It is against our moral convictions. We are carefully looking into the matter. We will take all the necessary precautions that this kind of incident never happens again,' a statement from the Missionaries of Charity organization says.

BABY SELLING. An Indian nun with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity hides her face as she sits outside a court under police protection before a hearing on child trafficking charges in Ranchi, in India's eastern Jharkhand state, on July 5, 2018.  Photo by AFP

Pope shuts Holy Door after jubilee of hope for sinners

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED Even if the Holy Door closes the true door of mercy which is the heart of Christ always remains open wide for us says Pope Francis

Pope Francis closes the Holy Door at St Peter's basilica to mark the end of the Jubilee of Mercy, on November 20, 2016 in Vatican. / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

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Pope hails Teresa: Now a saint, always a mother

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:55 PM

3rd UPDATE She made her voice heard before the powers of this world so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime – the crimes – of poverty they created says Pope Francis

Pope Francis (L) waves to faithful as he leaves after a Holy Mass and the canonisation of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, on Saint Peter square in the Vatican, on September 4, 2016. Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on September 4, 2016. Her elevation to Roman Catholicism's celestial pantheon came in a canonisation mass in St Peter's square in the Vatican that was presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims.   / AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

Mother Teresa to be elevated to sainthood

Sep 04, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The sainthood ceremony comes one day short of the 19th anniversary of Teresa s death at 87 in the Indian city where she spent her adult life first teaching then tending to the dying poor

VATICAN PREPS. A tapestry with a portrait of Mother Teresa hangs on the St Peters' facade prior to the arrival of Pope Francis on September 3, 2016 for a catechism with nuns of the Missionary of Charity, the Religious family founded by Mother Teresa. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Saint Teresa of Kolkata: Revered, reviled and misunderstood

Sep 04, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The austere persona she displayed to the world with her gaunt masculine face masked a lighter albeit troubled soul

LIVE EVENT: Canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:24 AM

The Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa to be led by Pope Francis will take place at 4:30 pm Manila time Sunday September 4

Balkan countries contest Mother Teresa's heritage

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:26 AM

While she is famed for her work with the poor in the Indian city of Kolkata the late missionary s origins have been hotly disputed in southeastern Europe where she grew up

A photo taken on April 14, 2016 shows a statue of Mother Teresa, the nun who spent most of her life caring for the sick and the poor in India, placed in Qafe Thane, near the Macedonian border. Gent Shkullaku/AFP

Mother Teresa's legacy under cloud as sainthood nears

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:33 PM

In the Indian city where she rose to fame claims of medical negligence and financial mismanagement at her care homes threaten to cloud her legacy

HOMETOWN PRIDE. Indian nuns from the Catholic Order of the Missionaries of Charity walk past the gift shop of the Mother House on the eve of the canonization of Mother Teresa in Rome, in Kolkata on September 2, 2016. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Catholic icon Mother Teresa to be proclaimed a saint

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The elevation of the Nobel Peace Prize winner to Catholicism s celestial pantheon comes on the eve of the 19th anniversary of her death in the Kolkata slums with which she is synonymous

TO BECOME SAINT TERESA. A bust of Mother Teresa is seen outside the convent of the Missionaries of Charity In Rome on August 30, 2016. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/ AFP

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:24 AM

UPDATED The move comes 19 years after the death of the missionary nun who dedicated most of her adult life to working with the poor of Kolkata India

Nuns and visitors leave the prayer room after a mass prayer at Mother House in Calcutta, India, December 18, 2015. Piyal Adhikary/EPA

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Pope recognizes second Mother Teresa miracle, sainthood expected

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Mother Teresa is expected to be officially canonized in Rome on September 4 as part the pope s Jubilee year of mercy

MOTHER TERESA. Nuns take part in a mass prayer in front of the Mother Teresa's tomb during her death anniversary at Mother House in Calcutta, India, September 5, 2015. File Photo by PIyal Adhikary/EPA

Jesuit Roque Ferriols turns 90, touches lives of youth

Aug 16, 2014 - 11:22 PM

If I say Be good you might think I am joking But to tell you the truth that is the most important of all – if we understand it Ferriols says

FRUIT OF OBEDIENCE. Fr Roque Ferriols taught philosophy for around half a century until 2013, when he quit after a cataract surgery. File photo by Henson Wongaiham

#TapatAko: Katapatan all over the world

Aug 28, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Katapatan is not just a Filipino trait All over the world many unsung heroes have shown katapatan – and they come in all shapes and sizes

Pope hits priests, nuns with brand-new cars

Jul 07, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Donate savings to the poor instead Pope Francis says