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Anti-Christian violence up, Christian convert killed in Assam
On its website the Bishops’ Conference reports rising intolerance and violent incidents against Christians. In Uttarakhand a nun-run school is vandalised as police look on. In Assam a convert is beaten to death.
State should stop sectarian violence, says bishop of Gandhinagar
Huge crowds gather in Karnataka to protest attack against Father Pereira and other Christians. Mgr Fernandes says he was overwhelmed by the solidarity of the population, irrespective of caste or faith. The state must however act against the culprits who too often get away with it.
07/04/2016 18:12:00 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: a "mission of mercy " against diabetes
Today is World Health Day 2016. As part of the activities dedicated to the Year of Mercy, Franciscan Sisters have launched an outreach programme in ten villages in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand. Meetings will be organised to offer free blood pressure and sugar level tests, with women and children as the main target groups.
Risk of anti-Christian violence in Orissa but also in Karnataka during Christmas
A delegation from the Bishops’ Conference meets the Home Affairs minister to express “great apprehension” over the risk of anti-Christian attacks during the Christmas holidays. The All Indian Christian Council releases a report on violence that took place in Karnataka between August and October, resulting in 48 incidents, 53 injured and more than 30 places of worship attacked.
23/02/2017 09:35:00 INDIA
India, Franciscan nuns promote inter-religious dialogue: An experience of deliverance
In 1986 the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary created groups for Interreligious Dialogue. Their work is developed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India. They created a network of collaboration with other organizations that support friendly relations between religious communities. Thanks to mutual understanding, conflicts between Christians and Muslims defused.
Some 25,000 Catholic schools shut down in India to protest against Orissa massacres
The Bishops’ Conference of India suspends all activities in the country’s Catholic institutions. Cardinal Gracias highlights the attempt to reawaken the conscience of people in India and around the world over the fate of Indian Christians. Non-Christian schools join peaceful protest.
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