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India assures long stay for British nun working with leprosy victims

Catholic World News - July 26, 2011

Following widespread criticism of a move to expel a Britsh nun who has served leprosy affected in India for nearly three decades, the government has admitted that an expulsion order was a mistake.

Federal Home Minister P. Chidambaram declared on July 26 that Sister Jacqueline Jean McEwan could stay on in India "without limit of Time." That announcement came just a day after the government withdrew the expulsion order, just as Sister McEwan was preparing to board a flight back to London.

The 63-year old nun had been serving the leprosy affected for nearly three decades from the Catholic Sumanahalli Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Centre in Bangalore ever since she reached India in 1982.

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