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Odisha: Christians and Hindus remember Fr Marian Żelazek, 'missionary of compassion' (photos)
More than 2,500 people took part in the memorial service for the missionary’s centennial, who spent five years in the Dachau concentration camp, an experience that helped him prepare for his future mission in India. Fr Marian dedicated his life to the poor and those living with leprosy; in them he saw the face of God.
Odisha: Catholic missionaries offer "permanent" scholarships to ten poor girls
The Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) celebrate the 125th anniversary of their congregation by following the girls from kindergarten to university, until they find a job and become independent.
Msgr. Barwa writes to the government: Cemeteries, aid and justice for Christians in Orissa
The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, sends an open letter to Prime Minister of the State scene of the 2008 pogroms. The Christian minority "still waiting for justice for the persecution, in a climate of impunity created by political protectionism." But not only , the community also wants to bury its dead and new appointments in educational institutions for minorities.
23/01/2018 13:35:00 INDIA
Orissa, 534 confirmations in the persecuted Church of Kandhamal
Three Confirmation ceremonies were held in the district. In 2008, the Indian state was the scene of the most violent anti-Christian pogroms. 175 young people confirmed in the parish of St. Peter of Pobingia; 88 other young people in the parish of Saint Sebastian in Saramuli; 271 young people from the parish of St. Joseph of Godapur.
More than 4,000 Christians victims of abuses and forced conversions in Orissa
In 20 villages in Kandhamal District hit by anti-Christian pogroms in 2008, Hindus continue to prevent Christians from participating in social life, including the use of public fountains and cutting wood in the forest. “they need to live a dignified life. The Orissa State government has an obligation to do something about it and protect Christians from this inhuman treatment,” the archbishop Cuttack-Bhubaneswar said.
Economic interests of upper caste Hindus behind the massacres in Orissa
Two years after the anti-Christian pogroms that began August 24, 2008 in the district of Kandhamal (Orissa), survivors of violence are still in danger and seeking justice. The Archbishop of Cuttack Bhubaneswar, attacks business men of high caste Hindus. They exploited the massacres to maintain economic power in the region, preventing the Church emancipation of Dalits and tribals who converted to Christianity.
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