India

Thumbnail flag of india 1 at the angelus address in st peters square jan 17 2016 credit alexey gotovsky cna 1 17 16 Archbishop Cheenath, defender of India’s persecuted Christians, dies at 81

Bhubaneswar, India, Aug 16, 2016 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who lived through one of the worst Christian...

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Thumbnail catholic bishops conference of indias 2014 plenary assembly in kerala credit cbci 2 cna 2 12 14 Catholic bishops voice hope for India's new government

Catholic bishops in India have said they have nothing to fear from the country's new government following the landside success of the Hindu...

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Thumbnail vandals descerated the tabernacle in the scantuary of st alphonsas church vasant kunj in delhi feb 1 2015 credit fr savarimuthu sakar cna 2 2 15 Faith under siege: fifth Catholic church vandalized in New Delhi over two months

Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning, scattering reserved...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna Father Tom Uzhunalill has been released, is headed back to India

After more than 18 months of questions and uncertainty regarding the fate of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil following his abduction by militants in Yemen, the...

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Thumbnail christian families displaced by violence in orissa india in 2008 credit aid to the church in need cna 9 11 15 1 Has much changed since India’s 2008 massacre of Christians?

Though it has been almost a decade since a spat of violence left nearly 100 Christians dead in the Indian state of Odisha, it’s still foggy as to...

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Thumbnail boatmen in guwahati assam india credit michael foley via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 7 24 15 How Laudato Si is being put into practice in India

The diocese of Miao, India sits in rich, mountainous forest terrain on the edge of the Himalayas. Most of its residents are tribal artisans whose...

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Thumbnail crucifix credit lucia ballester cna India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good...

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Thumbnail indian woman credit sandro lacarbona via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 10 28 15 India draws praise for plan to end foreign surrogacy

Known as the surrogacy capital of the world, India has announced that it would like to end its practice of allowing foreigners to contract...

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Thumbnail mother teresa credit manfredo ferrari wikipedia cc 40 ewtn India gears up for Mother Teresa canonization celebrations

Calcutta, India, Aug 22, 2016 / 02:24 pm (CNA).- Mother Teresa will be canonized on Sept. 4, and a global film festival aims to screen 23 movies to...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil  credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna 3 29 16 Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

New Delhi, India, May 31, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for...

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Thumbnail st marys cathedral madurai indian movie locations april 8 2011 credit online catalogue for india flickr cna cna India's Archdiocese of Madurai given new bishop

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Antony Pappusamy of Dindigal, located in India's Tamil Nadu state, as Archbishop of Madurai on July 26. Bishop...

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Thumbnail ram nath kovind l meets with british deputy high commissioner kolkata bruce bucknell jan 25 2017 credit british high commission new delhi via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna India's bishops pray new president will defend rule of law

New Delhi, India, Jul 22, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country's newly elected...

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Thumbnail cardinal cleemis present a bouquet to kovind credit cbci cna India's president praises Church for assistance to the poor

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...

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Thumbnail taj mahal seen from nature trail in agra india credit sandeepachetancom via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 7 24 15 India's refusal to grant religious freedom visas a 'missed opportunity'

India is making a mistake in refusing to issue visas to a U.S. international religious freedom organization, said religious liberty advocates and...

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Thumbnail statue of mary credit littlekop via wwwshutterstockcom cna In India, this Marian devotion uses coconut oil – and draws quite a crowd

In a small town in India's Goa state, the Feast of Our Lady of Miracles draws devotees from multiple religions – and coconut oil plays a role in...

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Thumbnail father alexis prem kumar with his family february 2015 credit jesuit refugee service cna Jesuit priest's cheerful disposition kept hope alive during Afghan captivity

A key player in working for the release of a Jesuit priest held by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan for eight months said Thursday the...

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Thumbnail fr alexis prem kumar sj photo courtesy of jesuit refugee service cna 6 6 14 1 Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for his...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil  credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna 3 29 16 Kidnapped priest appeals for Pope’s help

Aden, Yemen, Dec 26, 2016 / 02:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Salesian priest kidnapped in Yemen on March 4 personally appealed for Pope Francis’ help...

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