Apostolic Nuncio visits Patna with Pallium for Archbishop

Apostolic Nuncio visits Patna with Pallium  for Archbishop

Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli was given a rousing welcome during his first visit to The Queen of Apostles Parish in the Kurji locality of Patna, the largest parish in Patna Archdiocese. A special escort of honour escorted the car carrying the Papal Nuncio from the Seva Kendra complex to the Queen of […]

Sunday Skirmishes: Evangelicals face Hindutva Ire?

Sunday Skirmishes: Evangelicals face Hindutva Ire?

The gloves are off now, Evangelical Christian prayer services attacked, pastors hauled up and questioned by the police, neighbours calling up the police and filing serious complaints, all happening in various small locations across the country. Is it the Hindu hardliners outrage against aggressive proselyting? Or is it stage one of a more ‘action packed’ […]

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Last week in the district of Kandhamal in Odisha four families were kicked out of their own houses. The reason for this was their faith. Their houses were demolished and they were not allowed to access common public resources, such as the village well. Because of this hostile environment some of them had to flee […]

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Christians in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh state are in a state of apprehension and fear, following repeated threats by self-styled Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists that they plan to demolish all ‘illegal’ churches in the district. Even though no serious incidents have been reported two days past the deadline, locals say that a […]

Student death, Jesuit Principal Arrested

Student death, Jesuit Principal Arrested

A tragic accident and death of a 14 year old student in a Jesuit run school in Williamnagar town of the North-eastern state of Meghalaya has caused a major stir in the Garo hills region. The incident took place on Tuesday September 24. Following protests, the principal of the school, Jesuit Father Melwyn Fernandes was […]

Two priests and an Angel give Darshan his sight

Two priests and an Angel give Darshan his sight

A 21-year old tribal boy from the Ooladbari tea  gardens of North Bengal, survivor of a near fatal accident,  two years and nine months ago, can now lead a normal life, thanks to the intervention of  two Salesian priests and an ‘angel’ from Italy.  Darshan Oraon,  abandoned by his parents, lives with his ailing grandmother […]

Kandhamal Awards: Keeping Hope and the Memory of the Massacred Alive

Kandhamal Awards: Keeping Hope and the Memory of the Massacred  Alive

Never giving up the struggle for justice and reparation of those killed, displaced, and imprisoned on fake charges, these awards will keep the Kandhamal story alive – a bizarre bloodbath of right wing hate fomented in an Indian state whose founder was a Christian named Michael Madhusudan Das. National Solidarity Forum (NSF), comprising over 70 […]

Muzaffarpur Diocesan Priest new Delhi Bishop

Muzaffarpur Diocesan Priest new Delhi Bishop

Pope Francis on July 16 appointed Father Deepak Valerian Tauro, rector of St Albert’s College in Ranchi, as the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Delhi,  according to a press release from Father Stephen Alathara, deputy secretary general of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in India. The 54-year-old bishop-elect is a priest of the diocese […]

Indian Management mourns Jesuit Guru

Indian Management mourns Jesuit Guru

Jesuit Father Abraham Enthemkuzy, (70) widely recognized as a management expert and  also as the longest-serving director of Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, one of the best management schools in India died earlier this week due to cardiac arrest. Father Abe, as he was known among confreres,  was on born Nov 5, 1950. He […]

Church Demolished: What Next?

Church Demolished: What Next?

The demolition of a Catholic Church in the South Delhi region on Tuesday (July 12) morning has prompted widespread concern and condemnation among the Christian community. The Little Flower Church in Lado Sarai, belonging to the Syro-Malabar rite was demolished by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation citing encroachment on government’s agricultural land “by instalment of […]

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