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Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, speaks at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2016.

Missionaries of Charity express sorrow over scandal, openness to just inquiry

The superior general of the Missionaries of Charity said Tuesday the congregation is “deeply saddened and grieved” by the alleged... Read more

A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017.

Three children rescued amid baby-selling investigation involving MC sister

Three children who were allegedly sold by an employee of the Missionaries of Charity have been rescued, and a politician... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

In India, nun accuses bishop of rape

Authorities are investigating Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar after a Kerala nun accused him of raping her in 2014 and... Read more

Christian families displaced by violence in India in 2008.

In eastern India, radicals expel ten Christian families

Several Christian families have been assaulted and expelled from their village by local extremists for refusing to renounce their faith,... Read more

Fr. Varghese Payyappilly. Public Domain.

Syro-Malabar priest among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr.... Read more

Priests concelebrate at the Miao diocese Chrism Mass on March 27, 2015.

What Holy Week looks like in a remote Indian diocese

In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil does not stay quietly... Read more

Christian families displaced by violence in India's Odisha state in 2008.

Attacks against India's Christians doubled in 2017

Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled in 2017 amid efforts to label... Read more

Cyclone Ockhi intensifying on December 1, 2017.

Devastating cyclone kills 32 Catholic fishermen off India's coast

At least 32 Catholic fishermen were killed when a tropical cyclone hit the southern coast of India over the weekend.  Read more

In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine

Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been released, is headed to India

After more than 18 months of questions and uncertainty regarding the fate of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil following his abduction by... Read more

Cardinal Baselios Cleemis presents a bouquet to Indian president Ram Nath Kovind at their Aug. 24, 2017 meeting.

India's president praises Church for assistance to the poor

A group of bishops from across India met with the country's new president and vice-president on Thursday, with both leaders... Read more

An Indian woman became a nun...because of elephants?

Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints in Rome's Verano cemetery, Nov. 1, 2014.

Pope shakes up Syro-Malankara Church with several new appointments

On Saturday, Pope Francis made several changes in the Syro-Malankara Church, found predominantly in India, establishing a new eparchy and... Read more

Ram Nath Kovind (L), who was elected President of India July 20, meets with Bruce Bucknell, Jan. 25 2017.

India's bishops pray new president will defend rule of law

The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country's newly elected president, Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father... Read more

Major Archbishop Baselios Cardinal Cleemis of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

What Mother Teresa's canonization means to the people of India

On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis.   Read more

Mother Teresa prayer card for WYD pilgrims in Krakow, Poland on July 25, 2016.

India gears up for Mother Teresa canonization celebrations

Mother Teresa will be canonized on Sept. 4, and a global film festival aims to screen 23 movies to mark... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight August 2014.

Pope sends condolences after deadly fire in India

Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims and relatives of a fireworks accident on Sunday that killed at... Read more

Taj Mahal seen from nature trail in Agra, India.

India's refusal to grant religious freedom visas a 'missed opportunity'

India is making a mistake in refusing to issue visas to a U.S. international religious freedom organization, said religious liberty... Read more

Christian families displaced by the violence in India's Odisha state in 2008.

Has much changed since India’s 2008 massacre of Christians?

Though it has been almost a decade since a spat of violence left nearly 100 Christians dead in the Indian... Read more