Death of Sister Nirmala Joshi

June 22, 2015
Kolkata, India | Age 81

Nun who took on Mother Teresa's India charity mission dies
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The Associated Press

KOLKATA, India (AP) — The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died early Tuesday, the organization said. Sister Nirmala Joshi was 81.

Her health had been declining in recent days, the charity said, but did not give more details about the cause of her death.

She was selected to lead the Roman Catholic charity six months before the death of its founder, Mother Teresa, in 1997. She remained its leader until stepping...

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