The National Assembly still has to approve the order. However, President Ortega’s Sandinista National Liberation Front political party holds 75 out of the 90 seats, so it is expected to be approved.
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The sisters elected Sister Joseph Michael, who will be the third superior to lead the order since its founder’s death in 1997.
Despite the restoration of the congregation’s license to receive foreign donations, Catholic leaders warn that other actions are likely in the future.
The accusations that the Missionaries of Charity force conversions of Hindus to Christianity are not new and are not founded.
Vatican News reported that the Indian government on Jan. 7 restored the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license for the religious order.
The missionaries normally help some 600 people at their Kolkata motherhouse and their children’s orphanage Shishu Bhavan.
The Hindu nationalist government announced new restriction blocking foreign contributions to the Catholic order on Christmas Day. The funding block goes into effect Dec. 31.
Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity Seek Swift Fix After Indian Government Blocks Foreign Donations on Christmas
Father Dominic Gomes, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Calcutta, called the announcement “a cruel Christmas gift to the poorest of the poor.”
Leaving Afghanistan and arriving in Rome on Aug. 25, Father Scalese brought with him a number of Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children cared for by the sisters.