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Dozens of baptisms in Nepal during Easter Vigil, including many Hindus
Easter celebrations were held in various parishes across the country. Twenty catechumens were baptised after two years of preparation. "We were confused and lived in superstition. Now our life has a new meaning," a young Hindu said.
04/04/2017 14:17:00 NEPAL
On the eve of conversion, some Brahmins explain how they met “the true God only in the Catholic faith"
As they prepare for baptism on Easter night, they tell their stories. More and more people are interested in Christianity since Nepal became a secular state.
Young Nepali Hindus becoming Catholic to stop discrimination
More and more children and teenagers are converting to Catholicism "tired" of inequality and abuses by Hindus on the lower castes and the poor. Twenty young people attend catechism at Kathmandu's Assumption Cathedral. "I want to become Catholic to spread the message of God's equality," said 12-year-old Diko.
11/09/2017 14:28:00 NEPAL
Nepal’s new criminal code punishes all religious conversions
Parliament approved the legislation, which will come into effect in August 2018. Anyone caught proselytising risks up to five years in prison. Those who hurts others’ religious sentiment can be fined and get up to two years of prison. Minority religious leaders slam the new provision as a restriction on freedom of belief.
Kathmandu, attack on Cathedral of the Assumption: two dead, dozens wounded
The most famous Catholic building in Nepal is attacked. Hindu fundamentalists claim responsibility, the same group behind the assassination of a Catholic priest in 2007. This afternoon a parliamentary meeting to elect a new premier was scheduled to take place.
No space for Christians and Muslims to bury their dead in Kathmandu
Rapid unplanned urbanisation has led the government to give Hindus land earmarked for Christian, Muslim and Baha’i minorities, groups that do not cremate their dead. This is causing tensions between Hindus and other religious groups.
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