Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen earlier this year by the Indian government, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Sunday.
“A special guest in Rome! Sister Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen by the Govt meets EAM @SushmaSwaraj,” spokesman for External Affairs ministry Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.
Union Food Processing Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur, who is also part of the official delegation from India to attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation programme, was also present on the occasion.
During the height of conflict in Yemen in March, after sustained efforts from the central government as well as from the Kerala government, Sister Sally, the Indian mother superior of an aide home in Aden was evacuated.
Four nuns were killed during the conflict and an Indian priest was also later kidnapped by gunmen there and is still missing.