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Moscow to raze 2nd hospice run by Mother Teresa's nuns?

Catholic World News - September 28, 2011

Public officials in Moscow, who recently demolished a hospice founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, are now threatening to raze another hospice operated by the Missionaries of Charity.

City officials have cited the two institutions for violations of various urban codes and for failure to secure necessary permits. The demolition orders come, ironically, at the same time that a statue of Blessed Mother Teresa has been unveiled in Moscow, near the city’s largest Catholic church.

Archbishop Paolo Pezzi pleaded for the survival of the remaining hospice building, and said that officials would have an obligation to find another facility where the Missionaries of Charity could continue their work. He urged civic officials not to use the letter of the law to suppress good works. Speaking at Moscow’s cathedral, he said: “We all remember well that once this beautiful church was closed and almost destroyed by the Communist government on an entirely 'legal' basis with all the necessary formalities.”

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