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India Catholics aim to build 100-foot Jesus statue, despite Hindu criticism

Catholics in India are seeking to erect the nation’s tallest statue of Jesus, over objections by Hindu groups who say... Read more

India's Gujarat Congress Chief, along with Gujarat Congress supporters, protest the government's Citizenship Amendment Bill in Ahmedabad, Dec. 11, 2019.

India's Citizenship Amendment Bill dismays US religious liberty commission

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is expressing concern about a controversial bill which passed India’s legislature Wednesday enshrining... Read more

Indian wedding.

Catholic Church in India launches website to help widows remarry

The Catholic Church in Kerala is hoping to help widows in India - who often suffer from social stigmas -... Read more

Indian archbishop, parish priest killed in California car accident

Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit... Read more

Legal group warns about sex-selective abortion on Day of the Girl Child

On the International Day of the Girl Child, a legal advocacy group in India is drawing attention to the problem... Read more

After 15 months, Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking granted bail

A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity has been released on bail 25 months after her arrest. She is... Read more

Mother Teresa.

From inspiration to adoption: A story of working with Mother Teresa

More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark... Read more

Flooding along the Ganges River Aug 21, 2019.

Amid efforts to rebuild, residents of Karala face another round of floods

Just a year after devastating floods swept through Kerala, India, the state is again facing devastating flooding.  Read more

Our Lady of Vailankanni.

Suspected Hindu radicals arrested in India after attack on Catholic pilgrims 

Six suspected members of a radical Hindu group were arrested in India this week after dozens of Catholics were attacked... Read more

Missionaries of Charity home for children, Kolkata India.

For 3 months, no girls were born in 132 Indian villages

A northern Indian district has launched an investigation into a region in which the birth rate of baby girls is... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.

Priests protest Indian cardinal returned to diocese

Catholic priests are reportedly protesting Pope Francis’ reinstatement of a cardinal who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, and has... Read more

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

Indian police investigate claim against Cardinal Gracias of failure to report abuse

Police in India are investigating a claim that Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay and two auxiliary bishops covered up an... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal. CNA file photo.

Indian bishop formally charged with rape

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, India has been charged with raping a nun nine times over a two-year period and... Read more

India sees rise in public lynchings of Christians

Violent attacks including public lynchings against Christians in India are reportedly becoming increasingly common, with international NGOs and the country’s... Read more

Indian court denies bail to Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking

A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity accused of cooperating in the sale of a child from a home... Read more

Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao presents a New Testament to a parishioner.

The bishop who reaped a hundred-fold

Officially, his diocese has only existed since 2005. But Bishop Pallipparambil has been tending a flock in rural northeastern India... Read more

Taj Mahal seen from Agra, India.

India blocks 800 websites, reviving 2015 porn ban

After Nepal banned thousands of pornographic websites last month, India has resurrected its internet pornography ban, blocking more than 800... Read more

Nuns protest, demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a nun, outside the High Court in Kochi, Sept. 13, 2018.

Indian bishop accused of rape steps aside, requests leave from Vatican

A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years has written to... Read more


Indian cardinal: Proposed confession ban is 'absurd,' unconstitutional

A proposed ban on the sacrament of confession suggested by a government body in India was slammed by Catholic leaders... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.

Audio recording suggests Cardinal Alencherry knew of nun's rape allegation

An audio recording broadcast last week by an Indian television station appears to indicate that Cardinal George Alencherry may have... Read more