By: Kyle James | 07-16-2018 | News
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India - Lawmaker Wants Mother Teresa Civilian Honor Award Stripped Over Baby-Trafficking

Forty years ago, Mother Teresa was awarded India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India). Now, a growing number of people are calling for the accolade to be rescinded after Indian authorities busted a baby-trafficking racket in a shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity which was founded by the late Albanian-Indian missionary in 1950.

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Child welfare investigators revealed a nun and one other person linked to the charity were selling babies for between $550 and $1,450. The scandal is just the latest in a series of scandals involving the church. High profile figures like India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are among the voices calling for Mother Teresa to be stripped of the award.

A senior BJP MP named Subramanian Swamy said the honor should be stripped if the Charity group is found guilty. When asked if he was in favor of rescinding the award, Swamy said, "I 100-per-cent support it." Swamy says the baby trafficking scandal is just one in a long line of criticisms of Mother Teresa over the years.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mother Teresa visited Toronto&#39;s Varsity Stadium in 1982. Today, she was declared a saint by Pope Francis in Italy. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) <a href="">September 4, 2016</a></blockquote>

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Swamy pointed out Teresa's connection to American financier Charles Keating who was convicted of stealing millions from investors in the 1980's. Teresa's charity received many donations from Keating who was sentenced to 12 years and seven months. A third of the way into his sentence, his convictions were overturned on a technicality. He died two years before the Catholic Church pronounced Mother Teresa a saint in 2014.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mother Teresa is declared a saint by Pope Francis at a Vatican ceremony watched by thousands <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Press Association (@PA) <a href="">September 4, 2016</a></blockquote>

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Dozer No. 31388 2018-07-16 : 03:55

A low level nun and a third party……. Lol and it's Mother Theresa's fault. You guys need to work on your tinfoil hats.

Anonymous No. 31405 2018-07-16 : 09:47


Anonymous No. 94330 2019-06-10 : 17:14

The is the most sincere person that walked on this Earth. Those who speak against her and her daughters have the problem and are under the influence of the evil one. May her work give Glory to our Creator.

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