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Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay speaks at a Vatican press conference, Oct. 22, 2015.

Indian cardinal denies cover-up to shield bishop charged with fathering a child

Aug 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Oswald Gracias denies allegations he attempted to arrange for a fake paternity test for a scandal-plagued bishop accused of... Read more

A statue of Devasahayam Pillai at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kottar, India.

What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Devasahayam Pillai will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on May 15. Read more

Pope Francis addresses bishops of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at the Vatican on Oct. 3, 2019.

Pope Francis asks opponents of Syro-Malabar uniform liturgy to take ‘painful step’ of accepting change

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Protests against the change have included a hunger strike by priests and the burning of effigies of cardinals. Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church.

Catholic archdiocese deplores burning of cardinals’ effigies at Syro-Malabar uniform liturgy protest

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘The archdiocese completely condemns such unchristian protests,’ a spokesman said. Read more

Members of All India Muslim Students Federation protest against the hijab ban in educational institutions by the Karnataka government at Delhi University in New Delhi, India, Feb. 9, 2022.

Indian court bans all religious clothing amid dispute over hijabs

Feb 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Amid widespread protests over a ban on hijabs in schools, an Indian court has temporarily prohibited all forms of religious... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay and President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.

India’s Catholic bishops urged to highlight anti-Christian violence

Jan 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

A letter accused the bishops’ conference of ‘complete silence.’ Read more

An Indian Christian prays in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.

Catholic priest in India will face trial for alleged hate speech

Jan 10, 2022

By Kate Olivera

A Catholic priest in India will face trial for allegations of hate speech during an interreligious meeting last year.  Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Kolkata India.

In reversal, Missionaries of Charity in India again permitted to receive foreign donations

Jan 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Missionaries of Charity have been cleared to receive and use foreign funding in India, after the religious order founded... Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Calcutta, India.

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity seek swift fix after Indian government blocks foreign donations

Dec 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Supporters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity reacted with surprise and concern to the Indian government’s ruling that the organization... Read more

An Indian Christian prays in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, on Dec. 9, 2018.

Report finds rising anti-Christian violence in India

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Christians were the targets of 305 violent incidents in nine months. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vatican, Oct. 30, 2021.

Narendra Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India at 'very warm' Vatican meeting

Oct 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit the pope since June 2000. Read more

St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.

India's Christians see dangers in Karnataka survey, anti-conversion push

Oct 29, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic archbishop in India’s Karnataka state has again called on the state government to withdraw its orders to survey... Read more

Lights for the celebration of the Hindu festival Diwali.

Vatican highlights challenge of ‘hyper-nationalism’ in Diwali message

Oct 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to meet Pope Francis on Oct. 30. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured Oct. 15, 2014. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis to meet leaders of the US, India and South Korea in the next 24 hours

Oct 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

All three leaders are in Rome this week for the G20 summit. Read more

St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.

Indian Catholic archbishop criticizes Christian missionary survey plan

Oct 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘There is no good that will come out of it,’ said Archbishop Peter Machado. Read more

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

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

Aug 30, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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

Aug 6, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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

Jul 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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’

Jul 6, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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

Jul 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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