Indian Vice President Venkiah Naidu on December 12 commended Christians for their service to those on the periphery and share in building a new India. “The Catholic community is peace-loving and it contributes immensely to nation building,” the vice president told a gathering that the Catholic B
An Indian Catholic leader has slammed an inflammatory call by a radical Hindu group for the execution of people who slaughter cattle or transport beef. Bishop Vincent Barwa, who chairs the bishops’ office for ethnic minorities and lower caste people, said the demand by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council-VHP) sought to create violence […]
Pope Francis has appointed Fr James Raphael Anaparambil as the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Alleppey in Kerala on Dec 7. Bishop-elect Anaparambil was born in Chellanam in Alleppey diocese on March 7, 1962. He was ordained priest for the same diocese on December 17, 1986.
Despite all Constitutional guarantees of India being a sovereign socialist, secular, democratic republic, the minority sections in India — Dalits, creative artists, writers, rationalists and sensitive, enlightened citizens — are all feeling suffocated, insecure and less-than-equal citizens of India since the communal ideology has come into power at the Centre and some big Indian states. […]
Mumbai: St Pius X College, the seminary of the archdiocese of Bombay, is all set to stage a play in Hindi on Blessed Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was shot dead while celebrating Mass in 1980. “Oscar Romero and Jesus of Nazareth had many similarities,” says Father Nigel Barrett, spokesman for the archdiocese of […]
As Pope Francis began his tour to Myanmar and Bangladesh, Catholics in neighboring India regret missing a chance to meet him in their homeland, nostalgi-cally recalling past papal visits. Catholic groups began discussing plans to host the pontiff after the Vatican early this year confirmed a papal visit to the region. Nobody then expected a […]