Hindus oppose German missionary’s statue in Indian parish

Hindus oppose German missionary’s statue in Indian parish Catholic leaders say BJP has stirred up controversy to divide tribal people in Jharkhand state German Jesuit missionary Father John Baptist Hoffmann (1857-1928) worked among the Munda people. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India February 15, 2019 Members of a Hindu group are up in arms over a statue […]

Catholic press body to visit Kandhamal, Odisha

Catholic press body to visit Kandhamal February 17, 2019 By Matters India Reporter Jharsuguda, Feb. 17, 2019: The Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA), national forum of Catholic journalists, has decided to visit Kandhamal, the epi-center of anti-Christian persecution next month. The ICPA will hold its National Convention and Annual General Body meeting at Arnold Vikas […]

Arrested for ‘disturbing the peace’, Uttarakhand

Arrested for ‘disturbing the peace’, Uttarakhand   On Wednesday, 06th February, Bro. Bachan Singh and his wife, Evangelists Dhas Singh and Kishore, were arrested and charged with “disturbing the peace”. In Dhanmalchour, a remote village in Nainital, in the state of Uttarakhand, Bro. Bachan Singh, a man of humble beginnings, donated a part of his […]

Pulwama Tragedy: Our Condolences

Pulwama Tragedy: Our Condolences Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to the CRPF Jawans, martyred in Pulwama attack, at Palam airport. Photo: PTI, Source: businesstoday.in  Persecution Relief family is deeply saddened by the terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) security convoy in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. At least 40 soldiers […]

Councilor locks students in Christian School, New Delhi

Councilor locks students in Christian School, New Delhi In a shocking incident in Delhi, Holy Child Auxilium School (Catholic), was locked up from outside by local Councilor, while the children were yet inside the school, alleging that the Nuns were carrying out conversion activities. Her actions outraged the School authorities and parents, who were shocked at […]

Police detain Evangelist on false conversion charges

Police detain Evangelist on false conversion charges Police in the Indian state of Kerala, detained a Christian Evangelist, accusing him of insulting religious sentiment and confiscating his motor-bike. Evg. Raju S Padmanabhan of the Indian Pentecostal Church (IPC), from Kolenchery town in Kochi District in Kerala state of India, was detained by Police. A street […]

India 10th Most Dangerous Country to Live in for Christians: Report

India 10th Most Dangerous Country to Live in for Christians: Report India has 83% persecution points and sits between Iran and Syria on the list. Ruhi Khan London: Political rhetoric and ambiguous interpretations of the Freedom of Religion Acts (or “anti-conversion” laws) are responsible for the high rate of Christian persecution in India, according to the […]

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India who recently visited Sister Concelia Baxla a Mother Teresa Sister,in jail. 

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India who recently visited Sister Concelia Baxla a Mother Teresa Sister in jail. Last week, I returned from an emotional heartbreaking visit to jail.  I paid a long overdue visit to Sister Concelia Baxla a Mother Teresa Sister who along with an employee of the […]

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