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Pope Francis greets the Indian community at a Thanksgiving Mass for the new Indian Saints on Nov. 24, 2014.

Pope greets Indian community at Mass for newest saints

Nov 24, 2014

By Ann Schneible

God's love is the “source” and “destination” of all holiness, said Pope Francis on Nov. 24, speaking of India's newly... Read more

Tapestry of Kuriakose Elias Chavara at Vatican City Nov. 21, 2014.

Indian Catholics find spiritual inspiration in two new saints

Nov 22, 2014

By Elise Harris

Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay.

Interreligious marriage: a look at the synod from India's perspective

Oct 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

While some countries face family issues such as divorce and polygamy, the synod’s Indian participants have voiced concern for interreligious... Read more

Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed July 9 as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi, speaks with CNA in Rome July 10, 2014.

Indian bishop-elect aims to show God's love to new flock

Jul 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry speaks during an Oasis conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia June 17, 2014.

Violence stems from evil in society, cardinal observes

Jun 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a recent conference discussing interreligious violence Cardinal George Alencherry of India explained that although motivations driving violent acts are... Read more

Archbishop Filipe Neri (center) launches the suicide prevention helpline with director Fr. Mario Saturnino Dias (second from right).

India archdiocese launches suicide prevention helpline

May 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman has launched a round-the-clock emergency suicide prevention helpline to proactively address the escalating... Read more

Bishop Machado (L) and Papal Nuncio Arcbishop Salvatore Pennaccio (R) bless a new Church foundation stone.

Indian diocese celebrates 60th anniversary, focuses on catechesis

Nov 29, 2013

The Diocese of Belgaum, in southwestern India, celebrated its diamond jubilee this month, and intends to continue building on 60... Read more

CNA

Laity Sunday in Mumbai encourages formation in faith

Jun 24, 2013

A June 23 seminar in Mumbai, India, sought to help Catholics, including families and young people, commit to living a... Read more

Jeevaline Kumar addresses Tarika graduates.

Christianity changing lives of India's 'untouchables'

Jul 12, 2012

A human rights group in India says Christianity has brought slow but lasting change to the country's Dalits or “untouchables,”... Read more