Four Missionaries of Charity reported killed in Yemen

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Four Missionaries of Charity and 10 to 12 other people were killed March 4 after uniformed gunmen entered a home the sisters operate for the elderly and disabled in Aden, Yemen. Several news outlets reported 16 people were killed, including patients. The superior of the Missionaries of Charity at…

Sister Nirmala Joshi, successor to Blessed Teresa, dies at 81

KOLKATA, India (CNS) — Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Blessed Teresa of Kolkata as superior general of the Missionaries of Charity and led the order for 12 years until retiring in 2009, died early June 23 in Kolkota at age 81. Church and political leaders paid tribute to Sister Nirmala for her devotion to serving…

Nepal authorities try to block Missionaries of Charity delivering aid

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNS) — Members of the Missionaries of Charity had to spend more than two hours waiting at police headquarters for clearance before they could deliver food, blankets and other promised relief to earthquake victims in a remote mountainous area of Nepal. The group of six sisters, eight brothers and about six volunteers had…