» 02/02/2005, 00.00
Hindu fundamentalists prevent Catholic celebration on Anjediva Island
The Church of Our Lady of Springs is located on an island claimed by Hindus. The Indian Navy has bans a traditional boat pilgrimage by Goa and Karwar Christians.
Peace and religion: a deeper understanding of one's faith helps inter-faith dialogue
An inter-faith seminar concludes that a deeper understanding of one's faith helps inter-faith dialogue and is the path to peace.
Hindu fundamentalists stage 're-conversions'
Kerala's Our Lady of Ransom becomes a National Pilgrim Centre
No entrance to Tirupati temple town for non-Hindus
Under pressure from fundamentalists, a bill is being debated that will ban followers of religions other than Hinduism from professing their faith in Tirupati. The archbishop of Hyderabad: we will oppose with all our might, the Constitution is on our side.
President of Indian bishops slams Chattisgarh anti-conversion law
Mgr Oswald Gracias has said the new laws are unconstitutional and the mark of a "totalitarian regime". The law punishes conversions with fines and imprisonment. But no penalty is foreseen for those who "return" to Hinduism.
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