India refuses to renew foreign-funding licence for Mother Teresa’s charity.

The Indian government has rejected a request from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity to renew its licence to receive foreign donations under the country’s Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

The charity was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950 in the Indian city of Kolkata to help the poor. Mother Teresa, who won the Nobel Prize in 1979, was named a Saint by the Vatican in September 2016, nineteen years after her death at the age of 87.

The Catholic organisation currently operates nearly 250 homes the destitute, orphans, and AIDS patients in India.

While Missionaries of Charity’s licence was valid up to 31 October, it was extended till 31 December along with other applications pending FCRA renewals. The MHA said that the renewal was refused due to “some adverse inputs that were noticed” while considering the charity’s application, but did not give further details.

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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