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Catholic and Protestant Bishops: We forgive Hindu guru’s false allegations regarding Mother Teresa
Swami Paripoornananda Saraswathi had attacked Calcutta's Saint during a television show. The professor who has debated with him now receives death threats. "The offenses against Mother Teresa have hurt not only Catholics, but people of all religions who regard her as a Saint."
Church to maintain unity between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Christians
The Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC), an umbrella organisations for Christians denominations in the two states, has been renamed the Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC). The new name, which reflects the fact that Andhra Pradesh and Telangana share the same language, is meant to prevent further divisions.
04/10/2017 16:29:00 INDIA
Hindu Swami attacks Mother Teresa. For Sajan K George, her His holiness speaks for itself
Hindu guru Paripoornananda accuses the saint of Kolkata of trafficking 50,000 women. For Christian Leader, “we can only pray for the swami, that Jesus' love may also touch him through the intercession of Mother Teresa”.
Indian bishops speak out against anti-Christian violence
Anti-Christian violence rises dramatically. In Orissa state no action is taken against the perpetrators of last Christmas’ violence; instead religious men and women are investigated for alleged conversions. In Kerala bishops call on the authorities to find the murderers of Father Thomas who was laid to rest today.
Andhra Pradesh to provide financial aid to Christian pilgrims going to Holy Land
Opposition slams proposal. Catholic leaders are grateful but note there are more pressing issues to deal with like financial assistance to schools, which has not been given yet.
Sr Nirmala Joshi: Let us put down the weapons of violence; religion is a work of peace
For the occasion of the feast of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, on September 5, the superior of the Missionaries of Charity launches an appeal to all Indians to break the chain of violence taking place in Orissa. The Italian bishops' conference also launches a day of prayer and fasting for September 5, as a sign of solidarity with the persecuted Christians.
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