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Nun cleared of Sri Lanka ‘baby farm’ allegations

 (AP) — A Roman Catholic nun from Mother Teresa’s charity who had been accused of running a “baby farm” has been cleared by a Sri Lankan court of any potential charges.Judge Yvonne Fernando discharged Sister Mary Eliza on Thursday without presenting charges. Eliza, from Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity, was arrested last month for allegedly selling babies born from unwed mothers.

The Missionaries of Charity says that its home in Moratuwa, south of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, houses women who become pregnant outside of marriage or after being raped, and that it gives the babies up through legal adoption.



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