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Card. Cleemis: Church mourns for children who died in Uttar Pradesh hospital
The toll climbs to 79 victims. The tragedy caused by lack of oxygen in neonatal pediatric and neurology wards . Gorakhpur hospital had failed to pay debt with the supplying company. Political repercussions on newly elected chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Hospital bans HIV-positive woman from delivery room, husband alone to help her give birth
Doctors refuse to come near HIV-positive woman. Only her husband helps her through hours of labour to give birth to their child; he also cuts umbilical cord. Problem is widespread in hospitals, schools and villages. Bishop of Bangalore says Church is against discrimination, defends the right of HIV-positive patients to healthcare.
05/10/2016 14:39:00 INDIA
Indian bishops’ president calls for joint prayers for the nation on October 16
Card Baselios Cleemis invites all dioceses to organise liturgies and prayers. The month of October is full of religious celebrations. Meanwhile, India is facing "extraordinary challenges, especially on its borders."
11/11/2016 09:15:00 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, illegal jeans factory burns down killing 13 workers in their sleep
The employees were sleeping in a room beside the sewing machines. The flames flared after a short circuit. Poor safety conditions. In 2013, over 40 thousand victims out of about 402 million workers.
Pope to the new cardinals: the Church is Catholic because Christ embraces all humankind in his mission of salvation
In ordinary Consistory, Benedict XVI creates six new cardinals, from three continents: Asia, America and Africa. For Asia, there is Bechara Boutros Raï, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch (Lebanon); Baselios Thottunkal Cleemis, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankaran Church (India), and Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila (Philippines). Fidelity and love for the Church; the gift of self to the shedding of blood, and above all witness of the Church's ability to be "the Church of all peoples," which "expresses itself in the various cultures of the different continents."
Card Gracias: conversions are worrisome, require more dialogue
The archbishop of Mumbai speaks about new cases of people returning to Hinduism in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. "Everyone should enjoy freedom of conscience and religion;" however, "it is urgent to examine these cases to see if they are really episodes of conversion/reconversion or fabrications instigated by ideological groups who seek to sow divisions" for political reasons. For him, dialogue is the only path to build peace and tolerance.
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