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by Nirmala Carvalho

The half-destroyed images were found in the church enclosure of the Rev.  John Britto, near Coimbatore.  The complaint came from a neighbor who alerted the Hindu radicals.  Sajan K George: "More and more often extremists are venting violence on pastors and faithful".

 

 

| 08/11/2019
| INDIA
by Prasanth Kumar Gunja*

The Catholic school is located in the Alipurduar district, Diocese of Jalpaiguri. It was founded by missionaries from Lombardy (Italy), who first realised that it was necessary to start with education to change society. Later it was transferred to the local Church, which now carries on the PIME charism in the service of marginalised and tribal people.

| 07/11/2019
| INDIA

India also has the most polluted cities. Living in Beijing in 2014 was almost impossible. Traffic, fossil fuels burning power plants and heavy industries are the main culprits. For expert, agricultural burning should not be underestimated.

| 07/11/2019
| ASIA

Dr Raghuvanshi will receive the Karmaveer Maharatna Award on 26 November. Turning his back on his upper caste origins, he has been fighting for the human rights for all Indians. In 1996 he founded the People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, which today has 72,000 members. He is the promoter of a neo-Dalit ideology with which he aspires “to reclaim human dignity”.

| 04/11/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

2 November Fr. Alex D’Mello celebrated three liturgies in some mountain areas of the Diocese of Sindhudurg. The cemeteries are located near the rivers and were flooded; graves and crosses washed away by the current. "It was a magnificent Eucharist".

| 04/11/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

As the largest on the Maharashtra coast and one of the oldest in India, the parish is home to people who “live the Gospel values in every walk of life”. Vocations to the priestly and consecrated life are up. Catechumens share the Bible with zeal and devotion. Fishermen also pray at sea.

| 02/11/2019
| INDIA

In Chhattisgarh, the nun founded an NGO that rescues tribal victims of trafficking. Thanks to the self-help network she set up, she has saved 143 girls and 68 boys from brothels since 2003. The story of two teenage sisters, raped and sold for a few dollars by unscrupulous traffickers, is a case in point.

| 01/11/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Rev Bryan Nerren was taken into custody in Siliguri and his passport seized. He is the founder of Asian Children’s Education Fellowship, an NGO that has taught catechists in India and Nepal for 17 years. In 2015, the group raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country.

| 31/10/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The awards ceremony will be held on 3 November. This year prizes went to individuals and associations fighting modern forms of slavery, including an Indian who saved 72,000 victims of trafficking and an NGO that freed 30,000 slave workers in Karnataka.

| 30/10/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The ceremony took place in Prarthanalaya, a place of worship for the congregation. The chapel was filled with traditional lamps used for the festival of lights. Blessed James Alberione: "Piety is above all Eucharistic. Everything flows from the Master in the Eucharist, as from a spring that gives life ".

| 28/10/2019
| INDIA

The sector employs thousands of workers and invoices $ 800 million.  The city of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu is the center of over 1,000 companies, which this year remained without commissions.  India is among the most polluted countries in the world.  Authorities try to reduce the deaths caused by air toxicity.

 

| 26/10/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The "Ghar wapsi" campaign was carried out by the local cell of the Hindu nationalist party in government. About 500 Christians convinced to take an oath to the Hindu religion and to promise not to go to church anymore.

| 25/10/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Fr Stan Swamy, 83, is a Jesuit who is fighting for the rights of tribals and against the expropriation of their forests. The confiscation order was justified for his absence at the hearing of the trial against him. Activists: "The government wants to quell dissent".

| 23/10/2019
| INDIA

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Message to Hindus for Diwali. Religion fundamentally inspires us to see in the other a brother to support and to love and, moreover, "teaches us to respect the inviolable dignity and the inalienable rights of others without any unjustified prejudice against their beliefs or culture”.

| 21/10/2019
| VATICAN
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