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Flood waters after a landslide in the Indian state of Kerala on August 9, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for monsoon victims in India

Aug 12, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered prayers and condolences Monday for the victims of monsoon flooding in southern India that has left more... Read more

A man trapped by the flood waters in Kerala, Aug. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the St Vincent de Paul Society of England and Wales.

Catholic Relief Services aids victims of monsoon flooding in India

Aug 22, 2018

Record flash floods and landslides in the southwest state of Kerala in India have left hundreds dead and thousands more... Read more

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

Oct 14, 2017

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

Bishop Jacob Muricken, auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Diocese of Palai, who is donating his kidney in a June 1, 2016 surgery.

This bishop in India is donating his kidney to save a Hindu life

Jun 1, 2016

A Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop from the southern Indian state of Kerala has a special way to celebrate the Year of... Read more

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

Pope sends condolences after deadly fire in India

Apr 10, 2016

By Ann Schneible

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

Bishop Hinder (c), Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, flanked by the newly ordained Capuchin priests Fr. Manuel (L) and Fr. D'Souza (R) in Abu Dhabi, Jan. 8, 2016.

Vocations bloom in the desert: two priests are ordained in United Arab Emirates

Jan 17, 2016

Last week Catholics in Southern Arabia gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the ordination of two Capuchin Franciscan priests by... Read more

Fr. Tojy Jose, OFM, visits Mrs. Anadavally in Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel.

Indian chaplain in Holy Land lauds woman’s bravery

Feb 20, 2014

An Indian-born caregiver in Israel who rushed into a burning apartment building in a heroic attempt to save her sick... Read more