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India restores foreign fund permit for Mother Teresa charity


NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government has allowed Mother Teresa’s charity to receive foreign funds, weeks after blocking it saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws. Derek O’Brien, a lawmaker from the opposition Trinamool Congress party, tweeted Saturday that Missionaries of Charity was back on the list of approved associations after its license to receive foreign funds was restored. On Christmas, the Indian government rejected the charity’s application to renew a license that allows it to receive funds from abroad, citing “adverse inputs.” The move was widely condemned by rights groups and came in the wake of a string of attacks on Christians in some parts of India by Hindu right-wing groups, who accuse pastors and churches of forced conversions.

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