The complaint started with the father of a young tribal ethnic Sarna who wanted to marry a Christian. The girl, the future husband and two Christians allegedly tried convert even the elderly father. The anti-conversion law provides for severe penalties for those who force the conversion of minors and tribals.
VHP secretary Surendra Jain attacks the pastoral letter of the archbishop of Goa and Daman, which states that "the Indian Constitution is in danger". Secretary: "Unfounded and forced accusations". Hindu nationalists "are not the majority of the population". The Church's tremendous contribution to education, society and health.
A prayer initiative of the WorldPriest association. It has been held for nine years on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus occurs. The initiative takes place in more than 150 Marian shrines and parishes all over the world.
The secretary: "His words have been misrepresented". Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao is criticized for his pastoral letter dedicated above all to poverty. The initiative of the archbishop of Delhi. The alleged conspiracy against the government of Narendra Modi by the Vatican, Pope Francis and Sonia Gandhi.
Msgr. Filipe Neri Ferrao divulges the archdiocese guidelines for 2018-2019. The Indian media compare the document to the letter by the Archbishop of Delhi, which provoked a sea of controversy among Hindu nationalists. The Archbishop emphasizes that the text "is about how to alleviate poverty in its various forms, both economic and emotional".
The new archbishop succeeds Bernard Moras who has retired due to age limits. The ceremony took place on 31 May, feast day of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary. Mgr Machado has worked for years in the Commission for the family and the laity. He currently chairs the Karnataka Catholic Bishops' Council.
Triennial assembly was held in Chennai (27-30 May) centred on the “Church going forth” to meet the material and spiritual needs of people living on the margins of society. Participants reiterated their unity at a difficult time in India’s political life. Media turn a pastoral letter by the archbishop of Delhi into a Vatican plot.
With today's signature, the two leaders commit to a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The deal calls for the recovering the remains of prisoners of war. Kim makes an "Unwavering commitment" to denuclearise the peninsula. Trump offers security guarantees to North Korea. China approves; France has doubts. South Koreans “hope” for peace. North Korean refugees are concerned.
The civil war in the northern state has entered its seventh year. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has exceeded 150,000. Some tell of their flight from their homes and of their life in the reception facilities.
Writer Liao Yiwu spoke with Liu Xia, wife of the late dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was left to die in prison from cancer. Under house arrest, Liu Xia was promised by the government that she could leave China for treatment. But nothing has happened so far. Despite her request, Angela Merkel could not meet her. Liao pleads with politicians and ordinary people.