For these Christians in India, peaceful protests led to jail time

New Delhi, India, Feb 10, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Police in the Indian capital of New Delhi arrested numerous Christians on Thursday who were participating in peaceful protests requesting that the government take action following a series of attacks on churches in the city. “The Christian community in the national capital, New Delhi, staged a peaceful protest Thursday morning on Feb. 5, for the second time in two months, demanding that the High Court monitor investigations … [Read more...]

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Inspired by St Don Bosco, Indian Church prepares youth to be tomorrow’s leaders

Miao, India, Feb 4, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John Bosco's birth by continuing his legacy of educating impoverished youth and preparing them for leadership. “We have given a special emphasis to prepare the youth to be leaders for tomorrow, for it is the youth of the nation who can bring a transformation and social change,” Fr. Felix Anthony, the Miao diocese's head … [Read more...]

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Faith under siege: fifth Catholic church vandalized in New Delhi over two months

New Delhi, India, Feb 3, 2015 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning, scattering reserved Hosts and desecrating the sanctuary. The incident was the fifth of its kind in the Delhi area since Dec. 2. “Some miscreants in the morning hours broke the main door of the church, entered the sacristy, ransacked it and opened the tabernacle and desecrated the holy Hosts and took … [Read more...]

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Youth urged to work for tolerance as violence steps up in India

Bellary, India, Jan 31, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Bishop Hendry D'Souza of Bellary, has raised his voice about the necessity of religious tolerance and interreligious dialouge in India. “Social amity should not be the responsibility of the government alone, rather all citizens of the country have a bounden duty to consciously stand for such fundamental rights and ensure all communities enjoy them without discrimination, … [Read more...]

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Burma’s Bibles: encouraging love of Scripture among the laity

Yangon, Burma, Jan 29, 2015 / 06:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in Burma is engaged in a series of biblical seminars to aid in catechesis and in drawing the laity to read and appreciate Sacred Scripture, heeding the call of the Second Vatican Council. “Our vision is that Catholic faithful become the disciples of Christ who love, read, live, and share the living Word of God,” Fr. Bosco Saw, national coordinator for Biblical Pastoral Ministry told CNA Jan. 26. “It is part … [Read more...]

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Does Francis like being Pope? A behind-the-scenes chat in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 29, 2015 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- During his pastoral visit to the Philippines Jan. 15-19, Pope Francis held an unscheduled meeting at the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila with 40 Jesuit priests and told them how it feels to be the Successor of Peter.   After the meeting with families at the Asia Arena on Jan. 16 in Manila, Pope Francis met with members of his own Jesuit order, including Father Antonio Spadaro, director the of the Jesuit magazine Civilta Cattolica, who … [Read more...]

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Catholics in Australia support Pope Francis’ action against human trafficking

Canberra, Australia, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Australia's bishops and religious have joined the global call of Pope Francis to mark Feb. 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, as the world day of prayer, reflection, and action against human trafficking. St. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and later became a Canossian nun and was the first person from Sudan to be canonized, by St. John Paul II in 2000. “The Australian Catholic Bishops … [Read more...]

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