The 84-year-old Jesuit priest died in 2021 in a Mumbai jail where he was awaiting trial on terrorism charges triggered by files that were planted by hackers on his computer, according to a digital forensic analysis of the computer.
Reaching Out to Those Behind Bars: Prison Ministry Becomes ‘Vibrant Movement’ Across India’s Catholic Church
Initiated by a pair of seminarians more than 40 years ago, Prison Ministry India is now a nationwide effort, with more than 8,000 volunteers serving inmates in 1,300 jails.
According to Church leaders, the commission is another stalling tactic to avoid meeting the demand for equal benefits for members of the discriminated Dalit caste who convert to Christianity or Islam.
‘A Fight for Justice and Survival’ in India: Catholic Church Spearheads Protests for Fishing Families Harmed by Indian Port Project
The project, which has disrupted the lives of thousands of members of the fishing community in the Christian heartland of Kerala, is being operated by one of the world’s richest men.
Sister Mary Joseph discusses the current state of the religious congregation with the Register, 25 years after Mother Teresa’s death.
The saint’s legacy remains alive and vibrant in the Indian city where she founded the Missionaries of Charity to serve the poorest of the poor.
Vocations are growing among youth who spent days and months in jungles and refugee camps during the prolonged persecution.
In the wake of the May canonization, fundamentalist networks are continuing their campaign of online defamation, as they have with other revered Christians.
A post-canonization Thanksgiving Mass was held June 5, drawing hundreds of thousands of the faithful.