» 02/02/2018, 11.50
Indian Catholics on 2018 budget: positive steps for the poor and Dalits
The Minister of Finance proposes funds for semi-universal health insurance and for the development of rural areas. The health plan will cover 100 million poor families. Catholic leaders: "Vigilance over the actual distribution of money".
04/02/2017 12:16:00 INDIA
Director of Caritas India: Investing in human resources is a prerequisite for industrial growth
Father Frederick D'Souza comments of the Union budget 2017-2018. It allocates more resources to infrastructure and rural areas. The director of the social arm of the Catholic Church points out some deficiencies. They need more money for agriculture, protection of women and the development of castes, tribal groups and minorities.
No government aid for Christian Dalit in 2005 budget
The Indian government's economic plan includes aid for young Muslims, but nothing for young Christians. Help is needed to fight poverty among Christian Dalit and Tribals, says John Dayal.
07/09/2017 12:36:00 INDIA
Fr. Joe Pereira: Mother Teresa taught me compassion for drug addicts
The priest is the president of the Kripa Foundation, a Mumbai NGO, that also cares for AIDS patients. In 1971 a spiritual crisis, then his meeting with the Saint from Calcutta. "She taught me to look for the poorest of the poor among the sick." His book "Dependency - A spiritual paradox" presented to the public.
04/10/2017 12:39:00 INDIA
Missionary: Attack on Catholic schools strike against the jewel of Christian presence in India
The testimony of Fr. Carlo Torriani, in India for 50 years. Institutes are closed over bureaucracy. Hindu radicals accuse teachers of forced conversions. The real purpose of nationalists is to stain the image of the Church. The Hindus want to curb the Dalit's social advancement educated by Catholics and to perpetuate the caste system.
Only those with money can afford health care in China
For 20 years hospitals have been run on a profit basis. Only a minority is covered by medical insurance; others sell what they own or try their own remedies. Hospitals often prescribe unnecessary treatment and drugs.
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