Sister Mary Prema Pierick of Missionaries of Charity, said she had met federal Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on October 29 where the two discussed various matters regarding the homes for children managed by the Kolkata-based congregation in India. All homes for children managed by the Missionaries of Charity in India will soon complete government registration as part of its efforts to serve the poorest of the poor, the congregation’s superior general Sr. Prema said on November 2.
As reported by mattersindia.com, a press release issued by Sister Prema read, “We pray that the collaboration between the Missionaries of Charity and the ministry will serve for the good of God’s children in need of love and care.” The German nun, the second successor of Mother Teresa, said the minister had expressed her appreciation for the “good works” of the congregation and sought Sister Prema’s collaboration with the ministry to register all child care institutions of the congregation under the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015.
Sister Prema said she informed the minister that the majority of their homes for children were already registered under the act and the remaining homes are in the process of completing the registration formalities. The 65-year-old nun also agreed to link their homes to nearby agencies as stipulated by the second graph of the act’s 66th section.