Mumbai Court refuses to quash sedition case against Jesuit

Mumbai Court refuses to quash sedition case against Jesuit 9:20 PM, December 19, 2018 India (Madhya Pradesh) : Authorities have sought to link Father Stanislaus Lourdusamy to January clashes between poor Dalits and upper-class Hindus. File photo. The top court in India’s Maharashtra state has refused to quash a case against an 82-year-old Jesuit rights’ activist […]

House meeting disrupted by fanatics, detained in Police Station for over 20 hours, Uttar Pradesh

House meeting disrupted by fanatics, detained in Police Station for over 20 hours, Uttar Pradesh Religious fanatics gate crashed and trespassed into a private residence of while a prayer meeting was in progress, abusing and verbally assaulting the inmates, accusing them of religious conversion. Pastor K.V. Abraham the Presbyter of AG Western Northern Section, Pastor […]

Protect churches during Christmas, Mumbai NGO requests SC

Protect churches during Christmas, Mumbai NGO requests SC Harmony Foundation Chairman Abraham Mathai said, what is most important is the safety of churches and the Christians who attend the Midnight Mass on December 25. Published: 13th December 2018 02:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2018 Churches in Chennai gear up for Christmas celebration on Sunday as people […]

Appeal to the Indian government: protect Christians at Christmas

Appeal to the Indian government: protect Christians at Christmas The request comes from the Protestant Christian group Persecution Relief. The secretary general of the Catholic bishops condemns the desecration of the church in Assam. In India religious freedom is guaranteed by Article 25 of the Constitution. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – The Government of India “must […]

Corruption in Indian state concerns church leaders

Corruption in Indian state concerns church leaders Tribal people in Nagaland value candidates more than political parties at election time   Naga people in their traditional costumes get ready for the stone-pulling ceremony this month. The Catholic Church in Nagaland has started educating people about the dangers of corruption. (Photo by Swati Deb/ucanews.com) Swati Deb, […]

Catholics call Assam church attack a hate crime

Catholics call Assam church attack a hate crime Church leaders suspect political motive behind string of incidents in northeastern Indian state Parishioners gather outside St. Thomas Church in Chapatoli, in Dibrugarh diocese on Dec. 15 after being told vandals had attacked their church. (Photo supplied) ucanews.com reporter, New Delhi India December 18, 2018 Church officials in India want police to […]

Children’s Hostel under threat, Odisha

Children’s Hostel under threat, Odisha A Children’s hostel run by Jacob’s Well Foundation, founded by Sis. Joan Roose, an Australian missionary, has been targeted by the Administration and State Government of Odisha. Sis. Joan heads the organisation, ably assisted by 17 staff members. The hostel, in Koratput, Odisha, houses 199 students. Children, from the ages […]

‘Under-construction’ Church and Community Centre vandalized and demolished, Haryana

‘Under-construction’ Church and Community Centre vandalized and demolished, Haryana An ‘under-construction’ multi-purpose building, wasvandalized and demolished at Sonipat District of Haryana.  Pastor Akash, affiliated to Christian Evangelistic Assemblies, has been serving at Krevdi village, Sonipat, Haryana for the past 4 years. Currently, the Worship service is being held at Bro. Nawab’s house, where around 12 […]

Country going through troubled times… but it’s a temporary phase: Pranab Mukherjee

Country going through troubled times… but it’s a temporary phase: Pranab Mukherjee  CBCI president Cardinal Oswald Gracias presents a statue of baby Jesus to former president Pranab Mukherjee. Former President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the country is going through troubled times but it was a temporary phase as Indians will “tenaciously fight it in order […]

USCIRF Welcomes Appointment of Anurima Bhargava by Leader Pelosi

USCIRF Welcomes Appointment of Anurima Bhargava by Leader Pelosi FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2018   USCIRF Welcomes Appointment of Anurima Bhargava by Leader Pelosi Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the appointment to the Commission of Anurima Bhargava by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Currently founder […]

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