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A liturgy at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India.

India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church to adopt ‘uniform’ liturgy

The new liturgy being introduced within India's Syro-Malabar Church will require the celebrant to face the congregation and the tabernacle... Read more

Orphaned children in India.

Catholic diocese in India offers cash incentives, scholarships for couples with more children

The Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Diocese of Palai in Kerala state said it will pay 1,500 rupees (about US$21) monthly to the... Read more

Flag of India at the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square on January 17, 2016.

In India, Catholic priest jailed for alleged hate speech after political remarks stir controversy

A Catholic priest in southern India who made political remarks, including criticism of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has been... Read more

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J.

Asian bishops honor Indian Jesuit priest Stan Swamy as ‘martyr of the marginalized’

The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) on Tuesday mourned the death of Jesuit priest Stanislaus Lourduswamy, and called him... Read more

A liturgy at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India.

Pope Francis urges Indian Catholics to commit to uniform Syro-Malabar liturgy

The Syro-Malabar Church is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches. Read more

Food packages are distributed in the Archidiocese of Bhopal in central India.

Catholic archdiocese delivers food to families hit by India’s 2nd COVID-19 wave

Bhopal archdiocese is also helping the poor to pay medical bills. Read more

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., pictured in 2010.

Jailed Indian Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy dies at age 84

He spent his final months jailed for his activism on behalf of Indian society’s lowest castes. Read more

A worker refills medical oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients in New Delhi, India.

Catholic university in India opens COVID-19 care centers

St. Xavier’s University has opened care centers for people with no place to isolate at home. Read more

Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-stricken India

The pope said: “I am writing to convey my heartfelt solidarity and spiritual closeness to all the Indian people.” Read more

June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to India’s COVID crisis

Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the... Read more

A worker refills medical oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients in New Delhi, India.

Five Catholic priests in Indian diocese die of COVID-19 in 10 days

One bishop said: “I have seven priests in hospital right now, and those are the lucky ones who found a... Read more

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Indian priest suspended after alleged attack on bishop

A Catholic priest from a northern Indian diocese has been suspended after allegedly physically assaulting the diocese’s bishop.  Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight to South Korea, Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis prays for victims of glacier-caused flash flood in India

Pope Francis has voiced his prayers for the victims of a glacier-caused flash flood in India’s northern Uttarakhand state, as... Read more

A celebration of the Malankara Orthodox Church in Parumala, Kerala.

India's Supreme Court to hear complaint over mandatory confession in Oriental Orthodoxy

The Supreme Court of India agreed Monday to consider a petition that the requirement of annual confession in the Malankara... Read more

Indian bishop calls for investigation into report of attacks on Christians

An Indian activist and a local Catholic bishop are calling on a local government to investigate an alleged hate crime... Read more

Indian archbishop demands investigation into rotten rice

An Indian archbishop has demanded action over a government mistake which has led poor people of Madhya Pradesh to purchase... Read more

Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site in Kerala state Aug. 10, 2020.

Dozens killed, missing after landslide in India

A landslide in southern India has killed at least 52 people and destroyed dozens of buildings, including one Protestant church,... Read more

Flag of India.

Report finds hate crimes rising against Indian Christians despite lockdown

Hate crimes against Christians in India increased by 40% in the first half of 2020 despite a three-month nationwide lockdown,... Read more

Empty cradle. Stock image via Shutterstock.

Baby bust: New report predicts global population crash

A new study published in a leading British medical journal predicts that the total fertility rate worldwide will drop well... Read more

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India denies visa to US religious freedom investigators

India has barred U.S. representatives from investigating the county’s reported violations of religious freedom, continuing what critics call a trend... Read more