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Missionaries of Charity Close Orphanage Doors in Light of New Gov't Regulations

Sad. But it's the right thing to do.

Orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity have decided to close their doors in light of new adoption guidelines that the sisters say violate their ideological and religious views. Sister Amala, who serves at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan, a New Delhi orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, explained the decision. “The new guidelines hurt our conscience. They are certainly not for religious people like us,” she said, according to NPR.
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Mary De Voe said...

The power of the state over the Missionaries of Charity had to be separated from the Missionaries of Charity as virtue and charity are a matter of conscience and cannot be redefined by the state.

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