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Priest beaten, insulted and threatened with death during Easter in Orissa
A group of Hindus attack Fr Sisirakant Sbhanayak, parish priest in Sukananda (Kandhamal District) on four occasions during Holy Week. The attackers wanted to destroy a path that leads to a Lourdes Grotto attached to the local church. During anti-Christian pogroms in 2008, the church was demolished together with the home of the Sisters of Mother Teresa.
08/04/2017 16:14:00 INDIA
Kandhamal’s first Carmelite priest to help Hindus understand the Catholic faith
Johnson Digal, 29, comes from a village of 20 families, mostly Hindus. During the 2008 pogroms, his home was burnt down, forcing him to live in a refugee camp. Since he started to visit his neighbours, they began “changing their negative attitudes towards the Catholic Church”.
In Dong Chiem Catholics beaten, a journalist wounded and a priest threatened
Attacked by uniformed and plainclothes police, who took his camera, the reporter was abandoned unconscious and bleeding in the street. Solidarity of the bishops of North Vietnam for Father Van Lien, accused by authorities of inducing"the faithful to commit crimes."
01/09/2017 14:29:00 INDIA
Mother Teresa's Sisters, 'front-line missionaries' in the Orissa pogroms
Sister Suma is the regional superior of the Missionaries of Charity in Akhola, Maharashtra. In 2008, she led the congregation in Orissa. They brought relief to the Christian victims and survivors and risked lynching. The memory of the Saint of Calcutta, a few days ahead of the first anniversary of her canonization. The example of Saint Francesca Saverio Cabrini, "a challenge for the life of the Mother".
02/09/2016 10:46:00 INDIA
Msgr. Barwa: Mother Teresa bring peace in Kandhamal
Bishop of Orissa asks the intercession of the future saint to bring peace and reconciliation. On September 4, the day when the Mother will be canonised celebrations, festivities and meetings will be held in India.
Orissa: more anti-Christian persecution
A group of Hindus torture young Christian man. Using violence, they drag him to a Hindu temple, where they “re-convert” him. Police charge five of six attackers, but without taking them into custody. Christian activist believes that “hidden interests” are behind incidents of this type.
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