The death toll rises to 290 people with the number of wounded topping 500. According to police, the dead include 35 foreigners. An internal memo showing that intelligence agencies had been warned of the danger of attacks raises questions. Muslim officials express solidarity.
Over the past five days one church was attacked and another re-opened following the order of a High Court. The Indian state is the most dangerous for Christians. For one activist, some “people think that they can do anything in the name of religion and get away with it without consequences."
The 17 km walk lasted four hours. Catholic youth organised the event via social media whose aim was individual penance and group prayer for India.
The court has ordered the Indian territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Dnh) and Daman and Diu to restore the festivity, which this year is celebrated on 19 April. The bishops' secretary thanks the many Hindus - starting with the lawyer - who supported the Catholic petition.
Persecution and martyrdom are signs of today's Christians. In Holy Week, we should remember our commitment to evangelization. Even as a minority.
The Constitutional Court ruled that an absolute ban is contrary to the Charter and called for a legislative amendment. In his Easter message the Archbishop of Seoul expresses fears for the consequences on the social fabric of the country. "A nation has the responsibility to protect the life and safety of its people under all circumstances."
The three-city trip (Sydney, Nowra and Melbourne) lasted from 25 March to 8 April. The first Mass in Bengali was held in St John Mary Vianney Parish.
The victim, Prakash Lakra, was lynched to death by a group of 25 "cow protectors". Bishops General Secretary: "In Jharkhand politics fuels hatred". The list of harassment of Christians.
According to the PIME priest, isolation is main challenge that awaits the missions in northern Thailand. PIME runs four centres in Fang, Ban Thoet Thai, Mae Suay and Ngao. Fr Ribolini will leave Ban Thoet Thai for Mae Suay after Easter. "As soldiers of the Kingdom of God, we missionaries must be ready to go where the Lord and his Church send us,” he said.
84 million first time voters. The next election date is April 18 (Holy Thursday). Episodes of violence at the polling stations; Maoists cause two attacks. The radical "secret" faction of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh launches door to door search for votes.
The young woman lives in Mumbai where she studied in a Catholic college. Here she learned to pray while living with other baptized children. Her employer gave her a day off a week to attend a Christian course for adults. “[N]ow I do not only pray when I need something but I pray to come closer to” God.
In fact, trafficking disfigures the humanity of the victim, offending his freedom and dignity. But, at the same time, it dehumanizes those who carry it out, denying them access to "life in abundance". Those who aim to "restore and promote" our humanity and that of others are in line with the mission of the Church.
The rule of 1953 prohibits the killing of the unborn in almost all cases. The government called to review it before the end of next year. The Court states it is unconstitutional to punish doctors. Card. Yeom before the sentence: "Welcome every life and improve social assistance".
The polls will remain open from 7am to 6pm. The final results will be announced on May 23rd. There are long queues and malfunctions of the electronic voting system. The Telegu Federation of Churches invites to vote for candidates who work in favor of adivasis, tribals and Dalits.
In the village of Siyambalanduwa, the church has been closed for years due to the opposition of Buddhist monks. The protests have also prevented catechism lessons. Alocious, 94, the first Catholic in the settlement, prays every day: “Please Lord, bring back our church to us."