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In a Delhi Catholic church, the Grotto of Our Lady is desecrated
Police have identified three culprits, who might be Sikh. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the deed is related to upcoming elections in Delhi. In his view, "some will try to polarise the electorate along communal lines".
10/03/2016 16:42:00 INDIA
Pune: thugs burn Bible and sacred texts in front of Our Lady of Fatima grotto
The arson attack took place early yesterday morning. The Grotto of Our Lady is part of the St Sebastian Church, but is located on a private property outside the building. The owner of the land, a Christian activist, filed a complaint. Since “no valuables had been stolen,” said the owner, “we realised that the act was done only to offend our religious feelings”. Meanwhile, parishioners set up private security.
Road improvement to wipe out Christian cemetery, spare shopping centres in Mumbai
Mumbai's archbishop tells AsiaNews that the city's proposal is unacceptable. He stresses how Catholics have always been law-abiding and involved in improving society.
Tribal Mundari begin Lent with a pilgrimage to India's 'Black Lady'
People from Blessed Mother Teresa Parish in Siadih are planning to travel to the Dhori Matha Shrine to ask for Mary's intercession during this liturgical period. The holy place holds a black wooden statue depicting the Virgin, found in 1956 by a Hindu woman in a coalmine.
Jharkhand: 'tribal' Madonna for Singpur Catholics
Card Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, unveiled a statue of the Virgin wearing a saree with red borders, holding Jesus according to local tribal customs. One tribe, the Sarna, has criticised the work, saying that it is a "tactic to convert". For Verbite priest, "Christian missionaries defend and protect indigenous cultures and traditions."
Kerala's Our Lady of Ransom becomes a National Pilgrim Centre
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