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India - Latest News
Oct 15, 2019 - 04:30 am .- Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit to the Diocese of Oakland.
Oct 11, 2019 - 10:13 am .- On the International Day of the Girl Child, a legal advocacy group in India is drawing attention to the problem of sex-selective abortion and calling for efforts to end the practice.
Sep 30, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity has been released on bail 25 months after her arrest. She is accused of cooperating with the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers, although her supporter argue that she was coerced into confessing.
Sep 5, 2019 - 11:24 am .- More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark a years-long process that would eventually lead her to adopt a severely handicapped child from one of the care centers run by the Missionaries of Charity.
Aug 23, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- Just a year after devastating floods swept through Kerala, India, the state is again facing devastating flooding.
Aug 22, 2019 - 05:24 pm .- Six suspected members of a radical Hindu group were arrested in India this week after dozens of Catholics were attacked on a Marian pilgrimage.
Jul 25, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A northern Indian district has launched an investigation into a region in which the birth rate of baby girls is in dramatic decline. Government data has revealed that among 216 babies born across 132 villages in the last three months, not even one of them was a girl.
Jul 24, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Catholic priests are reportedly protesting Pope Francis’ reinstatement of a cardinal who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, and has been previously accused of failing to respond to reports of misconduct from a nun who claims to have been raped.
May 23, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Police in India are investigating a claim that Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay and two auxiliary bishops covered up an accusation of clerical sexual abuse involving a minor that reportedly occurred four years ago.
Apr 9, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, India has been charged with raping a nun nine times over a two-year period and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, local authorities announced today.
Feb 27, 2019 - 02:17 pm .- Violent attacks including public lynchings against Christians in India are reportedly becoming increasingly common, with international NGOs and the country’s Catholic bishops raising their voices in protest against mob violence.
Jan 31, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity accused of cooperating in the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers has been denied bail by India’s Supreme Court, according to UCANews.
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:00 am .- Officially, his diocese has only existed since 2005. But Bishop Pallipparambil has been tending a flock in rural northeastern India for nearly four decades, watching it grow from 900 baptized Catholics in 1979 to more than 90,000 today, nearly 20 percent of the local population.
Nov 1, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- After Nepal banned thousands of pornographic websites last month, India has resurrected its internet pornography ban, blocking more than 800 major porn sites in an attempt curb the country’s spate of sexual violence.
Sep 18, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years has written to the Vatican asking permission to be relieved of his duties as bishop while the case is investigated.
Aug 1, 2018 - 03:05 am .- A proposed ban on the sacrament of confession suggested by a government body in India was slammed by Catholic leaders as an unconstitutional violation of religious freedom.
Jul 23, 2018 - 01:40 pm .- An audio recording broadcast last week by an Indian television station appears to indicate that Cardinal George Alencherry may have been aware of a nun’s claim that a bishop had raped her.
Jul 18, 2018 - 11:44 am .- The superior general of the Missionaries of Charity said Tuesday the congregation is “deeply saddened and grieved” by the alleged sale of several children by an employee of one of its homes for unwed mothers.
Jul 13, 2018 - 10:27 am .- Three children who were allegedly sold by an employee of the Missionaries of Charity have been rescued, and a politician has accused a political party of unfairly targeting the religious order.
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Authorities are investigating Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar after a Kerala nun accused him of raping her in 2014 and sexually abusing her on multiple occasions over two years—but the bishop strenuously denies the claims and charges that the nun is accusing him to avoid disciplinary action.