Intolerance towards religious minorities, especially Christians, is on the rise among young Indians, warns Michael Williams, dean of Mount Carmel Schools in India, during a meeting in the British House of Lords organised by a Christian group, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) International. Citing government figures, the Indian educationist noted that attacks against religious communities […]
Presentation Sister Dorothy Fernandes is among 70 people who will be honoured for promoting democratic and republic characte-ristics of the Indian Constitution. The award titled “Neelkanth Samman” was presented on November 26, the Constitution Day, at Mavlankar Hall in New Delhi. The day marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution, “a […]
Dr. David G.K. Taylor, Associate Professor of Aramaic and Syriac and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University and Dr. Sebastian Brocke, Emiritus Professor in Oxford University and leading Syriac scholar were honoured by Cardinal George Alencherry, Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at a conference in Birmingham, UK. The conference was organized by the Syro-Malabar […]
Pope Francis has appointed Fr Albert Hemrom as Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh on December 2 to succeed its present Bishop Joseph Aind. The 49-years old Bishop designate will be the youngest Bishop in the entire northeast. Currently, he is the Rector of St Joseph’s Seminary, Dibrugarh.
The Indian Women Theologians Forum (IWTF) has written to Pope Francis expressing deep concerns over the way the Church in their country handles sexual abuse cases. Around 800 Catholics from around the world have endorsed the letter sent to the Pope Francis with copies to ecclesiastical leaders in India, says a November 20 press release […]
Christians in twin Telugu states have demanded laws to check increasing attacks on the community. Leaders of the Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC), an apex body of the mainline Churches in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, made this demand in a memorandum submitted to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. The Andhra Pradesh government on November […]
About 600 people demon-strated near the legislative house of India’s Kerala State demanding bail be revoked for a Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun. Protesters say the free movement of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar, a native of Kerala, has become a threat to witnesses in the case and is working against the legal process. […]
A Catholic priest has been arrested on false charges after being beaten up by a hard-line Hindu youth group in India’s Uttar Pradesh State. Father Vineet Vincent Pereira of Varanasi told ucanews.com that members of Hindu Yuva Vahini (youth force) came to his ashram in Gohana town in Mau district on Nov. 15 and attacked some […]