New archbishop installed in India’s troubled Jharkhand state

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In a ceremony lasting over two hours, Archbishop Felix Toppo was installed as the new Archbishop of Ranchi in St Mary’s Cathedral. Ranchi is the capital of the eastern Indian State of Jharkhand.

The state has a large proportion of India’s marginalized tribal people, who exist outside of Hinduism’s traditional caste system, and many of them become Christian – Jharkhand has a Christian population of over 4% double the national average.

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