India Blocks Then Restores Foreign Funding for Mother Teresa’s Order

India Blocks Then Restores Foreign Funding for Mother Teresa’s Order


ROME — The Indian government has restored the Missionaries of Charity to its list of associations approved for receiving foreign funding after suspending the order’s license on Christmas.

Media reported on Christmas Day that the Ministry of Home Affairs had decided to revoke the order’s license to receive donations from abroad, citing “adverse inputs,” a decision that would have made it almost impossible for the group to continue working among the poor in India.

On Sunday, local media reported that the government has restored the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of the Missionaries of Charity, less than two weeks after it was revoked.

The Catholic religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity was founded in India in 1950 by Mother Teresa of

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