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Taj Mahal seen from nature trail in Agra, India.

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

Mar 20, 2016

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?

Dec 17, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

India draws praise for plan to end foreign surrogacy

Oct 29, 2015

Known as the surrogacy capital of the world, India has announced that it would like to end its practice of... Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Kolkata India.

New policy forces Missionaries of Charity to end adoption services in India

Oct 14, 2015

Orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity have decided to close their doors in light of new adoption... Read more

A Eucharistic procession held in Mumbai in 2014.

What adoring the Eucharist looks like – on a massive scale in India

Sep 15, 2015

The upcoming National Eucharistic Congress of India, being held in Mumbai in November, is meant to deepen the understanding, appreciation,... Read more

Boatmen in Guwahati Assam, India.

How Laudato Si is being put into practice in India

Jul 25, 2015

The diocese of Miao, India sits in rich, mountainous forest terrain on the edge of the Himalayas. Most of its... Read more

Holi, the festival of color, celebrated in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, in 2014.

Indian bishop encourages celebration of color festival in joy, freedom

Mar 6, 2015

With Indians and Hindus celebrating Holi, a spring festival of colors, today, Bishop Thomas Dabre of Poona has encouraged the... Read more

Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar (second from left) seen with his family after his release, February 2015.

Jesuit priest's cheerful disposition kept hope alive during Afghan captivity

Feb 27, 2015

By Elise Harris

A key player in working for the release of a Jesuit priest held by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan for... Read more

Bl. Teresa of Calcutta.

Indians rise up to defend Mother Teresa's legacy after attack by Hindu leader

Feb 26, 2015

Indians from all walks of life and religions have joined to condemn allegations made against Bl. Teresa of Calcutta by... Read more

Bishop George Pallipparambil (2R) with pilgrim students at the Light of the World Cathedral in Miao, India.

Inspired by St Don Bosco, Indian Church prepares youth to be tomorrow's leaders

Feb 4, 2015

In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John Bosco's birth by... Read more

Vandals desecrated the tabernacle of St. Alphonsa's church, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Feb. 2, 2015.

Faith under siege: fifth Catholic church vandalized in New Delhi over two months

Feb 3, 2015

Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning,... Read more

 Beggar women on the street in Jaipur, India, March 2009.

The deadly cost of population control: India's targeted women

Nov 13, 2014

By Mary Farrow

India's population control policy is under fire after at least 14 women died following botched sterilizations due to negligent medical... Read more

St. Mary's Cathedral in Madurai, the cathedral church of newly-appointed Archbishop Antony Pappusamy.

India's Archdiocese of Madurai given new bishop

Jul 28, 2014

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Antony Pappusamy of Dindigal, located in India's Tamil Nadu state, as Archbishop of Madurai on July... Read more

Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. Photo courtesy of Jesuit Refugee Service.

Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

Jul 16, 2014

More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his... Read more

Pope Francis administers last rites to Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy during his funeral Mass on June 5, 2014.

Late cardinal of India remembered for his serenity in suffering

Jun 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

During the funeral Mass for Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy, who passed away Monday, fellow cardinals gathered to commemorate his life of... Read more

  Catholic Bishops Conference of India's 2014 Plenary Assembly in Kerala.

Catholic bishops voice hope for India's new government

May 19, 2014

Catholic bishops in India have said they have nothing to fear from the country's new government following the landside success... Read more

Young professional women walk along the street in Bangalore, India.

Nun empowers Northern India's women with education, hope

Mar 13, 2014

In a local culture prone to viewing women as property, Sister Daphne Sequeira has dedicated her life to offering education... Read more

Bishop George Pallipparambil (center), looks on as a government official is presented with a sapling.

Indian diocese goes 'green' at intercultural festival

Nov 5, 2013

The Diocese of Miao, located in far north-east India, is promoting stewardship of the environment by choosing to give saplings... Read more

Tallest Statue of the Divine Mercy of Jesus in Sagar, India.

Divine Mercy statue in India receives cardinal's blessing

Oct 2, 2013

On Sept. 30, Cardinal George Alencherry unveiled and blessed a shrine featuring a statue of the Divine Mercy of Jesus,... Read more

Basilica of St Mary in Bangalore (L) and a statue of the Virgin Mary inside the basilica traditionally dressed in an Indian Sari.

Mary's Nativity draws tens of thousands to Indian basilica

Sep 4, 2013

Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary... Read more