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A local bishop told the Register, ‘This is a terrible case. Our innocent priest and hostel assistant had to spend 16 months in jail.’
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Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil came home Oct. 1 after 18 months in captivity.
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Church leaders call Alphons Kannanthanam’s appointment a ‘positive step,’ but there are also concerns it is a political ploy.
Culture of Life
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The medical doctor and member of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, ministered to leprosy victims for decades. She died Aug. 19.
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Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil’s relatives and friends are heartened by last week’s disclosure by Yemen’s deputy prime minister.
Commentary
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COMMENTARY
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Samandar Singh abandoned hatred and now cherishes local Christians.
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There were incidents of intimidation in five states in the days leading up to and on Palm Sunday.
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Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted last March in Yemen, asked Pope Francis to ‘please take care of my life.’
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The Missionaries of Charity’s motherhouse in Kolkata was thronged with pilgrims well into the night after the Sept. 4 ceremonies.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Archbishop Raphael Cheenath died only days after India’s Supreme Court ordered new investigations of the 2008 violence against Kandhamal’s Christians and additional compensation to victims.
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Ahead of her canonization, Hindu fundamentalists claim she had a political motive to her actions.
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Veteran Catholic journalist Anto Akkara’s latest book, about the 2008 killing of a Hindu leader that resulted in a wave of anti-Christian persecution, has attracted national attention in India.
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Bishop Jacob Muricken donated his kidney June 1, as an ‘act of mercy in the Year of Mercy.’
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Church leaders in India have deplored the unconfirmed rumors about Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, while his eldest brother told the Register March 28 that ‘nothing will happen’ without God’s consent.
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The capital of southern Tamil Nadu state and surrounding districts were deluged this month, following torrential rains.
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Voters in Bihar sharply rebuked the Bharatiya Janata Party, accused of fostering a climate of religious intolerance and violence since winning India’s national elections last year.
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Mother Teresa’s order has decided to discontinue participation in India’s federal adoption program, because of new rules granting adoption rights to single-parent homes.
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Christian persecution continues today in the Kandhamal area, seven years after the worst anti-Christian violence in India’s history.
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The chairman of the Indian bishops’ Commission for Social Communications decries the government’s reversal of a ban on pornographic websites.
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A particularly troubling clause bans proselytizing or conversion by clerics, sating 'those activities are punishable according to law.'
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India’s prime minister tweets his ‘deepest condolences,’ as a collection of leading Church and political officials were present yesterday at the nun’s funeral service in Kolkata.
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During the same week that reports circulated about Blessed Mother Teresa’s possible canonization, members of her congregation witnessed to her inspiration in earthquake-battered Nepal.
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Residents avoided major casualties in the April 25 earthquake by attending the priestly ordination Mass of Jesuit Father Tek Raj Paudel, the village’s only Christian.
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But the cardinal told the Register he was ‘amazed by the serenity and the grace’ the 74-year-old nun displayed when he visited her last week in he thospital after the vicious attack.
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A broad cross section of Indian society joined with the local Church in denouncing the allegations made by the leader of India’s Hindu nationalist lobby.
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Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar was released last weekend after eight months of captivity in Afghanistan.
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As the end of his three-day visit, the U.S. president advised India’s Hindu nationalist rulers that ‘upholding freedom of religion is the utmost responsibility of the government.’
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The Indian Ocean island nation was profoundly moved by the Pope’s three-day visit earlier this month.
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The Catholic-organized Buon Natale march took place Dec. 27 in Thrissur, the cultural capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala.