Posts Tagged ‘India’

India’s Police trace Catholic priest who disappeared in India

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

India’s Police have traced a Catholic priest a fortnight after he went missing from his southern Indian parish. Father Santhosh Joshi, the parish priest of St. Anthony’s Church in Mysore Diocese, was reunited with his family on Aug. 29. The disappearance of the 37-year-old priest came to light on Aug. 21 when he was unavailable Read more

Indian court pardons boy who stole to feed family

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

A court in Bihar’s Nalanda district has pardoned a 16-year-old boy, detained for snatching a woman’s purse, after it was found that the accused had stolen to feed his brother and mentally-challenged mother, who were hungry for several days due to the nationwide lockdown. Juvenile Justice Board Principal Magistrate Manavendra Mishra also directed the officials Read more

Spraying disinfectant on migrants sparks outrage

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Spraying disinfectant on migrants working as laborers has caused social media commentators to erupt with anger. Among those to express their anger is the Indian Christian Women’s Movement (ICWM). “Even as the whole country is battling an intense and grueling confrontation with the Corona (COVID-19) crisis, we … want to express our deep shock and Read more

I did whatever I could to make society better

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Sr. Lucy Kalappura

Franciscan Clarist Congregation, a 130-year-old indigenous congregation in India, a month ago dismissed Sr. Lucy Kalappura, a member, for violating the vows of poverty and obedience. It gave her 10 days to appeal to the Vatican against the order, which she did. Kalappura says she was being punished for using media outlets to obtain justice Read more

Catholic Church calls on Modi to lead ‘strong and inclusive India’

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The Catholic Church says it wants to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in building a “New India”. “On behalf of the Catholic Church in India, and on my own behalf, I extend my heartiest congratulations to you and to the Bharatiya Janata Party on the emphatic election victory. “The people of India have given Read more

WhatsApp lynchings stir mobs

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The rise of social media is making it easier to stir up mobs. In India, where communal violence is common, the so-called ‘WhatsApp lynchings’ were responsible for more than two dozen deaths in 2018. Read more Related Posts:Hong Kong: Facebook and WhatsApp ‘pause’ police help’We All Pray to The Same God’: Muslim Man Donates…Priests warned Read more

Catholics celebrate resignation of corrupt bishop

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Catholics in India are celebrating the resignation of a corrupt Catholic bishop. Pope Francis agreed to the resignation of the bishop who is facing allegations of stealing funds to maintain his “secret family.” Read more Related Posts:Bishop’s resignation undermines Sino-Vatican pactPalmerston North still waiting for new bishop to…Chinese bishop has resigned before renewal of…Prominent Bishop Read more

Indian priest who led nuns’ protest may be disciplined by Church

Monday, November 26th, 2018

An Indian priest faces disciplinary action for supporting nuns’ struggle for justice for a colleague who claims she was raped by a bishop. Bishop Jacob Manathodath from Kerala has sought an explanation from Father Augustine Vattoly about his involvement in leading a protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar. Read more Related Posts:Indian bishop’s rape Read more

Former sex slave and a Catholic nun awarded helping destitute women

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
sex slave

Six years ago, at the age of 26, Laila Talo Khuder Alali was sold as a sex slave eight times to men of different nationalities by militants of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Standing in a hotel auditorium in India’s commercial hub of Mumbai to receive an award in the name of St. Read more

Priest who testified against bishop accused of rape found dead

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A Catholic priest who testified against an Indian bishop accused of rape has been found dead. His family suspect foul play. However, local medical staff said he had a series of health problems. Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, 67, was found dead inside his room a week after Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar was granted bail by Read more