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Catholics join rescue and relief operation after deadly train crash in India

In the wake of one of the deadliest train crashes in India’s history, in which at least 288 people were killed and more than 1000 injured, the local Catholic diocese has plunged into rescue and relief operations. Source: Crux.

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Pope prays for Indian train crash victims

Pope Francis prayed yesterday for the victims of a train crash in India that killed at least 275 people on Saturday. Source: National Catholic Register.


Missionaries of Charity acquire Mother Teresa’s first house

The Missionaries of Charity have secured ownership of the property in Kolkata where their founder, St Teresa of Kolkata, launched her full-time service to the poor 75 years ago. Source: Crux. 


Modi’s Easter church visit raises hope for harassed Christians

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi on Easter Sunday evening, which Christian leaders say opens an opportunity for dialogue with the government aiming to put an end to harassment Christians face in the country. Source: UCA News.


Campaigners demand justice for Fr Stan

More than 3000 people have taken part in a signature campaign, demanding justice for late Jesuit Father Stan Swamy and others accused in a sedition case filed by India’s pro-Hindu Government. Source: UCA News.

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Church leader hails crackdown on ‘social evil’ of child marriages in India

A Catholic bishop has hailed the move to curb child marriages in India’s northeastern state of Assam, amid international agencies reporting millions of child marriages in the country. Source: UCA News.


Indian Muslim’s Bible burning ‘an attempt to create communal discord’

Catholic bishops in southern India have deplored the burning of the Bible by a Muslim man who also uploaded video footage of it on social media. Source: UCA News.


Call for apology after false evidence used to incriminate Jesuit

Catholic activists and priests want the Indian government to “take full responsibility” for the custodial death of Fr Stan Swamy SJ after US-based digital forensic experts found false evidence was planted on his computer. Source: UCA News.