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by Nirmala Carvalho

The decision comes Pope Francis. “For nearly ten years, he has targeted me (personally), the Church and the system,” Archbishop Cornelio said. “[T]his has left deep wounds in the diocese, and now the wounds of division can begin to heal.”

| 27/11/2020
| INDIA

Farmers are marching towards the capital to protest against the recent agricultural reform, which liberalises agricultural markets. Small farmers complain that the new law favours large groups. For Prime Minister Modi, the new law will help tens of millions of farmers. The Catholic Church speaks out on the issue.

| 26/11/2020
| INDIA
by Felix Anthony

Archbishop Pallipparambil: "The recent trend in violence against women in the region is worrying." Likro Mossang, president of the Women's Association in the Diocese of Miao: adequate education and awareness is the right way to combat violence against women.

| 26/11/2020
| INDIA

St George’s Orthodox Church in Cheppad is in middle of a dispute. Activists and Christian groups have launched a protest to save the building, including a hunger strike. The church’s 800-year-old apse contains prised murals and paintings. Under pressure, the authorities changed the original route, endangering the future of the church.

| 24/11/2020
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The priest of the church where the marriage was celebrated says that everything was by the book. But the “love jihad” remains an issue.

 

| 24/11/2020
| INDIA
by Purushottam Nayak

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many worshippers took part in Christ the King celebrations. Our Lady of Charity parish was vandalised in 2004 and 2008.

| 23/11/2020
| INDIA
by Godfrey Malu

Due to the pandemic, with no means to store and transport the fish, the Catholic community of Uttan struggles to survive. State intervention requested. Young people risk abandoning the traditional activity of their parents. However, local fishermen have a great faith in God, which is strengthened in every situation.

| 21/11/2020
| INDIA

“We have to ensure that all entering the Church wear masks, observe social distancing (unless it is the same family) and make provision for washing of hands.” “Priests may celebrate additional Masses both on Sundays and on weekdays to ensure, if possible, that all your parishioners have an opportunity to participate in the Eucharist at least once a week.”

| 20/11/2020
| INDIA

In addition to Beijing, the 10 ASEAN nations, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand will take part. It covers 30% of the global  GDP and population. The signatory countries, hit hard by the pandemic, hope that the pact will help them emerge from the crisis. India refuses to join. The trade agreement will strengthen Beijing's geopolitical weight. The problem of social dumping.

| 16/11/2020
| ASIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack Bhubaneshwar celebrated the Day with the Missionaries of Charity in Bhubaneswar. “This is a special day for our people who are the last, the least and the lost,” he said. The theme of this day was “Stretch forth your hands to the Poor”.

| 16/11/2020
| INDIA
by Stan Swamy

The Jesuit priest is accused of "Maoist terrorism" because he has always defended the Dalits and tribals in Jharkhand. He is locked up in the Taloja prison (Mumbai). The ills of age (83) and Parkinson's weaken him. But his friends and cellmates take care of him.

| 16/11/2020
| INDIA
by Oswald Gracias

The Church in India has reached out to the poor during this pandemic. On this World Day of the Poor, we continue with the words of Mother Teresa: "Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love". We shall stretch out our hands to serve, hope and heal.

 

| 13/11/2020
| INDIA

Pew Research Centre publishes its latest report. To restrain and control religious groups, political authorities increasingly use force - such as detentions, physical abuse, destruction of property, expulsion. More than 50% of the most restrictive countries are in Asia. Instead, the restrictions caused by society (individuals, groups, etc.) are decreasing.

| 13/11/2020
| ASIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

In September the game was banned for national security reasons. The South Korean company that owns it replaced China's Tencent as its Indian distributor. The smartphone app has more than 70 million users worldwide. Indian psychologists warn that it is dangerous and addictive, especially for young people.

 

| 13/11/2020
| INDIA
Editor's choices
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
In addition to masks, social distancing and hand washing, there is the risk of an "afternoon" Christmas Mass, or indeed none altogether: The European Union is suggesting the elimination of all liturgical celebrations, replacing them with online events! ...
| 01/12/2020
| EDITORIAL
 
by Emanuele Scimia
Tensions between the two countries will remain, but managed by prioritizing diplomacy. Competition in trade, technology and security; collaboration on climate, Covid-19 and nuclear proliferation. The Taiwan problem. Critical observers: Biden will re-propose ...
| 26/11/2020
| USA-CHINA
 
A pastoral letter from the bishops. We ask "our two canonized ‘foreign’ missionary saints, Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod, to intercede for us so that our loving God will always abundantly bless our Church in the Philippines and all her ...
| 26/11/2020
| PHILIPPINES
 
by Wang Zhicheng
The new regulations require total separation between foreign and Chinese religious groups. They demand total submission to China's laws, regulations, and policies. Membership (names, visa, residence), materials (books, brochures, audio-visual), and ...
| 25/11/2020
| CHINA
 
by Fady Noun
The Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement in defence of the Christian population of Artsakh, who must be protected from possible abuse and reprisals, whilst ensuring their freedom of worship. The agreement reached does not guarantee a true ...
| 25/11/2020
| LEBANON – ARMENIA – AZERBAIJAN
 
by Nirmala Carvalho
The armed attack unleashed last night at 2 am and continued until morning. The Christians who had gathered since yesterday slept in a common tent and were attacked. The village is isolated and no one is allowed to enter. The police deny all violence. ...
| 25/11/2020
| INDIA
 
by Nirmala Carvalho
Bishop Machado: Violence against women and girls has become a chronic disease and a spiritual failure. Two days ago, two other 8 and 12-year-old girls were found dead with rape marks and eye injuries.
| 18/11/2020
| INDIA
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
Lukashenko stated this in an interview on the Tut.by website yesterday. Protests against fraud in presidential elections exceede 100 consecutive days. Police continue arrests even in private homes. New economic sanctions are on the way against Belarusian ...
| 18/11/2020
| BELARUS - RUSSIA
PAKISTAN: Tortured Christian
INDONESIA: Jokowi against terrorism
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