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Priest killed in Karnataka
The local bishop excludes the possibility that he was killed in a robbery. The priest is remembered as someone who helped people of every faith. The Global Council of Indian Christians wants an official inquiry into anti-Christian violence in Karnataka.
03/03/2016 17:11:00 INDIA
Indian bishops: most Hindus are secular, but there are aggressive and intolerant minorities
The 32nd Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) opened yesterday in Bangalore. Some 180 bishops from the country’s three Catholic rites are meeting to discuss ‘The Response of the Church in India to Present Day Challenges’. CBCI President Card Baselios Cleemis noted that most Hindus are secular. Mgr Mepamparampil agrees, “but there is certainly an aggressive minority among them” who want to obtain “dominant positions in the country.” Hence, “We should invite a vigorous debate among intellectuals about the danger of surrendering the future of the country to the aggressive elements in society.”
14/01/2014 INDIA - AUSTRALIA
Card Alencherry: welcoming migrants is the mission of the new Eparchy of Melbourne
Pope Francis announced the first Syro-Malabar diocese in Australia, home to 35,000 members of the Syro-Malabar Church, mostly migrant workers. For the Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, head of the Syro-Malabar Church (Kerala), the new eparchy is "required" for the development and integration of local communities into the Universal Church.
Indian Church defend priests and nun arrested for nun’s murder in 1992
In 1992 a nun was found dead in a well. After years of fruitless investigations, police arrest two priests and a nun. The Church is raising doubts about their guilt, urges the faithful to “pray for the truth.”
Cardinal Vithayathil elected new president of Indian bishops
The newly-elected president talks to AsiaNews about his priorities: the unity of the Catholic Church, the defence of the downtrodden and the protection of religious freedom. He stresses the need for dialogue and tolerance. He receives Cardinal’s Gracias best wishes.
For Card Alencherry, India's Church unites peoples and cultures
His Beatitude George Alencherry, major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabar Church (Kerala), is one of the 22 new cardinals created by Benedict XVI. In India, globalisation is widening the gap between rich and poor and the Church, "through its educational and social services, in conjunction with the government and NGOs, can limit its negative effects." He voices his support for missing Chinese bishops.
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