The auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Managua, Monsignor Silvio José Báez, spoke about the expulsion and closure in Nicaragua of the Missionary Sisters of Charity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta ordered by the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.
The non-governmental organization (NGO), Missionaries of Charity Association is on the list of cancellations of legal personality that will be executed by the National Assembly, dominated by Ortega.
The Nicaraguan authorities notified the nuns of foreign origin, who are the ones who manage the charity centers, that they must leave Nicaragua and they are preparing their belongings to make the trip, said the nun, who asked not to be identified.
“It makes me very sad that the dictatorship has forced the Missionary Sisters of Charity of Teresa of Calcutta to leave the country. Nothing justifies depriving the poor of charity care. I am a witness to the loving service that the sisters provided. God bless you,” the auxiliary bishop wrote on his Twitter account.
Since last June 15, the Missionaries of Charity Association closed operations of a nursery, a home for abused or abandoned girls, and a nursing home that they managed in various areas of the country.
The Ministry of the Interior (Migob) maintained that the Missionaries of Charity are not accredited by the Ministry of Family to function as a nursery, child development center or home for girls or a nursing home, nor do they have permission from the Ministry of Education to carry out the learning reinforcement.
The Missionaries of Charity Association was created on August 16, 1988 during the first Sandinista regime (1979-1990), and its opening took place after a visit to Nicaragua by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, in which she met with Ortega , who was also the president at the time.