» 02/03/2012, 00.00
Nun may be arrested for "desecrating" Hindu objects
Sr. Ajaya Mary, dean of the Nirmala Covent School institute, did not allow a student to perform a ritual dedicated to the goddess Saraswati. Hindu activists accuse the nun of "having wounded the religious sentiments of the community." The nun speaks of a "false and malicious campaign" against a school that "for 42 years has served society."
Christmas mass, protest by Chhattisgarh tribals
Many tribals decided not to hold any other celebrations to protest government moves to take their land. The Church is also affected, as it has been accused of occupying the land of tribals despite the reality that believers and leaders are themselves tribals who are using the land for the benefit of the people.
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
Over 60 students from the militant wing of the ruling party (the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party,) raid Holy Cross Institute in Hazaribagh. After failing to intervene, police arrest 16 people. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The extremists attacked Christian institutions because they can not tolerate the help they give to the poor and oppressed."
Catholic Bishops welcome the verdict of the people
Exclusive interview with Bishop Percival Fernandez, Secretary General of CBCI
Evangelical Church goes to court against ban on using the word "Allah"
The Evangelical Church of Malaysia has appealed to the supreme court following the recall of some of its magazines, in which the word "Allah" was used. The domestic security minister claims that "the publications can raise confusion and controversy in Malaysian society." Already at the beginning of the year, Catholics and Evangelicals had suffered the confiscation of newspapers and magazines for the same reason.
Falsely accused priest arrested in Gujarat
Hindu fundamentalists persuade a woman to press charges against a Jesuit priest. Two months ago the same woman had cleared him of the same charges.
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