India’s National Commission for Women has accused Catholic Church officials of failing to support and protect a nun who has accused a bishop of raping her. Chairwoman Rekha Sharma told media in Kochi city on Dec. 1 that the official church was “glorifying” Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar while failing to protect the alleged victim. […]
The biggest church in Arunachal Pradesh was blessed on December 5 in one of the last villages of the north-eastern India. Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, blessed the Sacred Heart Church at Neotan, a small village in Changlang district. The marked, the day, the Neotan villagers accepted Catholic […]
Msgr Elias Gonsalves, the new archbishop of Nagpur, will focus on dialogue as his priority. Speaking to AsiaNews, he said he was “humbled” about his appointment because “the Archdiocese of Nagpur is an old diocese, with its own rich roots” and can be considered a “cultural, political and religious centre of India; hence, dialogue will be […]
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 […]