Sister Mary Prema, Superior General of Missionaries of Charity conferred with German Order of Merit

Ambassador Dr. Ney and Consul General Iversen with Sister Prema Enlarge image (© GK_Kolkata)

On behalf of the German Federal President Joachim Gauck, German Ambassador to India Dr Martin Ney handed over the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit to the Superior General of Missionaries of Charity (MoC) in Kolkata, Sister Mary Prema, on 17th May.

The 63-year-old German born Nun has been a member of MoC, the religious institute founded by the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, since 1980 and was also a close confidant of Mother Teresa. With this honour, Germany acknowledges Sister Prema’s personal commitment and the outstanding contribution towards humanity and the Indo-German relations over the past decades.