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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.
Jul 5, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Several Christian families have been assaulted and expelled from their village by local extremists for refusing to renounce their faith, drawing protest from an American group who says the attack violates the families’ rights under Indian law.
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr. Varghese Payyappilly of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, based in Kerala, India.
Mar 31, 2018 - 04:09 am .- In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil does not stay quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but rather holds services across the diocese in an effort to better serve his people.  
Feb 21, 2018 - 12:02 pm .- Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled in 2017 amid efforts to label the religious minority a danger to the state.
Dec 6, 2017 - 12:20 am .- At least 32 Catholic fishermen were killed when a tropical cyclone hit the southern coast of India over the weekend.
Oct 14, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem.
Sep 12, 2017 - 07:00 am .- After more than 18 months of questions and uncertainty regarding the fate of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil following his abduction by militants in Yemen, the priest has finally been set free and is on his way home to India.
Sep 5, 2017 - 02:24 pm .- 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 25, 2017 - 03:57 pm .- A group of bishops from across India met with the country's new president and vice-president on Thursday, with both leaders voicing their support of the Church's work in spiritual development and assistance to the poor.
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.
Aug 5, 2017 - 09:42 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis made several changes in the Syro-Malankara Church, found predominantly in India, establishing a new eparchy and naming several new bishops, as well as an apostolic visitor.
Jul 22, 2017 - 06:08 am .- The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country's newly elected president, Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to live out the oath he will take to serve the well-being of the people.
May 31, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, claiming a need for concrete action beyond prayer.
Sep 4, 2016 - 01:12 pm .- On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis.