» 05/28/2014, 00.00
Andhra Pradesh: Via Crucis desecration at Catholic ashram
Vandals took advantage of the absence of the Catholic priests from the Congregation of the Holy Spirit who run Cristu Jyothi. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) tells AsiaNews that such an act "offends the religious sentiments" of the community. Bishop Emeritus Mgr Beretta, PIME, had inaugurated the ashram.
Statues of the Immaculate and the Infant Jesus destroyed in Hyderabad
The two figures were near the Christ the King Church in Ramanthapur. Suspicions fall on Hindu nationalist militants.
Terrorist attacks an act of cowardice, says bishop of Hyderabad
Mgr Marampudi Joji slams the two blasts that killed 42 people, injuring 60. Catholic doctors and nurses are called up to help the victims. Schools and parishes made available as places of refugee for people frightened by the violence against the innocent.
Evangelical clergyman stabbed to death in Andhra Pradesh
Four unknown men visited the home of Rev Sanjeevulu, head of the 'Friends of Hebron.' After beating beat him and stabbing him seven times, they also attacked his wife, who managed to escape. Christians who asked for justice were arrested by the authorities. "Although the motive of the attack is not yet known," said a Christian leader, "It could be premeditated murder."
Hindu festival ends in bloody clashes with Muslims
One person is dead and hundreds are injured in Hyderabad. Sources tell AsiaNews that politicians trying to get rid of the current chief minister are behind the incident.
Mgr Joji Marampudi, archbishop of Hyderabad, dies
The 68-year-old prelate was the first Dalit archbishop of India and had been ill for some time. Converted by PIME missionaries, he was one of the greatest figures of the Catholic Church of India of the last 30 years for his work on behalf of Dalit. His funeral is scheduled for tomorrow.
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