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Nepalese Catholics grow. A challenge to the anti-conversion laws
In 5 years the number has increased by 4 thousand. Boom in enrollments for catechism. Number of Hindus and Buddhists attending the Saturday mass equals the number of Catholics.
Kathmandu: Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists against abortion and child abuse
The leaders denounce the dramatic situation of children and women minors in the country. More than 200 cases of abortions recorded per day by the clinics. Surveys reveal more than 3 million child brides in recent years. The appeal was launched on the occasion of the International Day for Children, held yesterday in Syambhunath stupa in Kathmandu.
Hindu fundamentalists storm Christian prayer meeting
Fundamentalists oppose Christian presence in Uttar Pradesh. We shall fight against your conversions, they say. Church promotes human development.
Religions united for earthquake victims: We are all brothers and sisters
After the appeal launched by the Apostolic Vicar, the charitable organizations of various denominations decide to unite - under the leadership of Caritas - for rescue operations. Protestant Bishop: “Our prayers are accompanied by aid, we need international support." Imam Kathmandu: "We are delighted to be guided by the Catholics in these operations."
Nepali Hindus and Christians: false allegations of forced conversions to Christianity
Hindu monarchists declare one million conversions from Hinduism to Christianity since the fall of the monarchy. Religious leaders of both faiths accuse the Hindu extremist parties of exploiting religion to gain support.
“My first Christmas as a Christian”
Bishal Shercha, born in a Hindu family, has been following catechism for the past year. This will be his first Christmas. The absence of threats from extremists is allowing Nepali Catholics to show everyone the values of Christianity. Many young people are involved in preparing Christmas celebrations in the country’s various parishes.
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