A committee of Indian bishops is sending a threementhe'. inspection team of nuns to Europe to see how Indian girls recruited for various religious orders are getting on.
Concern for such Indian-girls began in 1970 when a series of sensational news stories alleged that Indian girls were being -sold" to Europen convents and were not allowed to return home.
Some Indian bishops and priests were accused of participating in a "nun-running" racket, and stories claimed that the girls were assigned to menial tasks.
The Vatican launched an investigation of the so-called "nun-running" from India and concluded that there was no
evidence of such practices. The Indian bishops shared that conclusion. stating that there was no evidence that Indian girls ‘vere being sold abroad or that they were twine mistreated as the news stories had claimed.
But the Indian bishops have discontinued .sending I nd i an girls It) the convents pending a full report by their committee on present conditions in the
-The three nuns who will visit the convents tire qualified psychologists and sociologists. On completion of their tour, they will report their findings to the bishops' committee for possible action.
There are now more than 1,600 Indian nuns in European convents, mostly in Italy, France and Germany.