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Cyclone Fani over the Bay of Bengal, May 2, 2019.

Catholics assist those impacted by Cyclone Fani in India, Bangladesh

A category four cyclone struck India's Odisha state Friday morning, but humanitarian groups and government forces are better prepared than... Read more

A ceremony at a church-in-construction in Kandhamal district, Odisha, India, January 2017.

The Church in India – a shining light for all to see

India is a country of more than 1.2 billion people, with Christians accounting for only some three percent of the... Read more

Indian pilgrims attend the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 17, 2016.

Archbishop Cheenath, defender of India’s persecuted Christians, dies at 81

Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who lived through one of the worst Christian persecutions in modern India and spent the remainder of... 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

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

Seven years after deadly anti-Christian attacks in India, a call for justice

Victims say that they are still waiting for justice, seven years after some of the most violent anti-Christian attacks in... Read more

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

Six years later, Christians in India await justice for Kandhamal massacre

Last August marked the six year anniversary of the brutal 2008 Kandhamal, Odisha massacre in India, but for Fr. Thomas... Read more

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

'The Christian minority in India is under serious threat'

With the election of Narendra Modi of the Hindu "Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) as prime minister of India the country's... Read more

Christian families displaced by violence in Odisha in 2008.

Indian diocese welcomes convictions over rape of nun

In a decison praised by the local Church, a judge in India sentenced three persons Friday for the 2008 rape... Read more