The laity council of the Indian bishops’ conference has urged the country’s election commission not to hold state assembly elections in several states during Holy Week. Elections are due to take place in April in federal-ruled Pondicherry and in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal states.
July 23, 1921 is the date of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. The event occured in Shanghai in what was once the French Concession. One hundred years after that date, in 2021, the Catholics of China will hold a symposium “in memory of the centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party” and […]
A Catholic forum has joined activists, lawyers and political leaders to condemn the arrest of young climate change and environmental activists in India. It followed the arrest of environmentalist Disha Ravi for her alleged involvement with the “toolkit” case being investigated by the federal government in relation to the Jan. 26 tractor rally violence in New […]
Hungary is mourning Jesuit Fr Ferenc Jálics, who years ago counted Pope Francis among his students. He died in Budapest on Feb 13 at the age of 94. The Hungarian Society of Jesus confirmed that Jesuit Fr Jálics passed away following a turbulent but spiritually fulfilling life. He authored numerous books on Christian spirituality, and […]
A special court is set to pronounce its verdict on the bail application of an elderly Indian Jesuit activist five months after his arrest and detention on charges of sedition. The special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the federal anti-terror agency, has set March 2 to announce the result of the bail application of […]
Jesuit Father Vasco do Rego, a noted Goan crusader and Konkani stalwart, died. The death occurred at 9:45 pm on February 17 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 95. The funeral will be held on February 19 at St Xavier’s Church in Pune. Father Rego was widely acknowledged for contributing to the Church in Goa in […]