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May 22, 2020 - 11:29 am .- Catholic Relief Services is among the agencies providing aid to those impacted by Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and eastern India. The storm killed at least 96, millions were evacuated, and Kolkata was devastated.
May 19, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- Numerous Catholics organizations have volunteered to help evacuate millions, as a cyclone prepares to hit Bangladesh and India this week.
Apr 17, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- Reports of an Indian hospital's segregated wards for Hindu and Muslim coronavirus patients drew concern from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, though Indian authorities strongly disputed the allegation.
Mar 31, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- A bishop in India has condemned the spraying of migrant workers and their children with disinfectant, after a video posted to Twitter showed public health authorities doing exactly that.
Mar 30, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- Amid lockdowns responding to the coronavirus pandemic, at least three priests were arrested Sunday for celebrating Mass publicly, in alleged defiance of government orders banning religious gatherings during the pandemic.
Feb 27, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has called on the Indian government to halt ongoing anti-Muslim violence in Delhi, the capital of India. 
Feb 19, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has reelected Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay, as president of the conference for a second term. The election was held on February 17. 
Jan 9, 2020 - 12:37 am .- Catholics in India are seeking to erect the nation’s tallest statue of Jesus, over objections by Hindu groups who say one of their gods lives on the hill designated for the project.
Dec 11, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is expressing concern about a controversial bill which passed India’s legislature Wednesday enshrining a pathway to citizenship for immigrants that specifically excludes Muslims.
Nov 20, 2019 - 04:03 pm .- The Catholic Church in Kerala is hoping to help widows in India - who often suffer from social stigmas - through its new matchmaking website.
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.

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