Kenyan nuns take over hospitals after protracted battle with American priest

A dispute between an order of nuns and an American priest over control of two major hospitals for the poor has ended with the nuns — backed by a court order and the police — storming one of the hospitals.

The battle for the St. Mary’s Mission Hospitals has pitted the priest against the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi in the courts for more than six years and finally ended when the nuns, who had already taken over the Nairobi hospital, entered its sister hospital on Friday (Jan. 19). MORE