India’s Government Bars Foreign Funding for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity

The Indian Union home ministry announced that the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity has been revoked on Christmas day.

According to the ministry, the Missionaries of Charity were ineligible for renewal due to  “adverse inputs” but claimed that their bank accounts have neither been suspended nor frozen.  

“Therefore, as a measure to ensure there is no lapse, we have asked our centers not to operate any of the FC (Foreign Contributions) accounts until the matter is resolved,” said the ministry. 

Missionaries of Charity confirmed that their accounts are intact and that it has asked its centers not to operate foreign contribution accounts until the government allows but has not said anything about the alleged “adverse inputs.”

“We have not been told anything regarding this. I am not aware of this at all. The Government of India has not told us anything. Bank transactions are working fine. Everything is fine,” said Missionaries of Charity spokesperson Sunita Kumar.

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