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India urged to scrap anti-conversion laws after polls

A United Kingdom-based Christian advocacy group has urged India to repeal the sweeping anti-conversion laws enacted by about a dozen states after the national polls. Source: UCA News.


Syro-Malabar leader slams Indian government over rising elephant attacks

The head of the Syro-Malabar Church based in India’s southern Kerala has criticised the state government following the death of 14 people, including Christians, in wild animal attacks this year. Source: UCA News.

India Religious Freedom

Church in India to observe day of prayer amid growing religious tensions

The Church in India has called for observing March 22 as a “day of prayer and fasting for peace and harmony in the country” amid growing religious tensions. Source: CNA.

Eastern Rite India

New leaders fail to settle liturgy dispute in Syro-Malabar archdiocese

A recent change of leadership in India’s Syro-Malabar Church has not meant a change in policy on a liturgical dispute, with the Church’s governing Synod again calling for obedience regarding a contested mode of celebrating the Mass. Source: Crux.

India Science

Indian bishops over the moon with lunar mission

India’s Catholic bishops have lauded scientists and technicians of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the lunar surface. Source: UCA News.


Call for arrest of Catholic priest for ‘hurting Hindu sentiments’

A Catholic priest in the Indian state of Goa was granted “anticipatory bail” on Tuesday after police submitted a criminal case against him for allegedly saying a Hindu king was not a god during a homily in July. Source: National Catholic Register.

India Vatican

Vatican sends delegate to resolve Syro-Malabar liturgy row

The Vatican has appointed a pontifical delegate to find a lasting solution to the decades-old liturgy dispute in the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church in India. Source: UCA News.


Protesters in India extend cathedral blockade over liturgical, financial disputes

A series of decrees and disciplinary moves culminating in the firing of a cathedral vicar has failed to resolve a dispute within India’s Syro-Malabar Church, as a blockade at a basilica by protesters has continued while the priest pursues a Vatican appeal. Source: Crux.


Church in India to observe national day of prayer for peace

India’s Catholic bishops have called for a national day of prayer this Sunday, July 2, to end the ongoing sectarian violence in Manipur. Source: Vatican News.