Category: National

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Bear witness to Christ in all situations, Christians told

(Story:Matters India) Agasaima — Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao exhorted the Catholic community to bear witness to Christ in all situations, through the staunch faith provided by their ancestors. He was addressing the community at the opening...

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Tripura’s first Catholic hospital opens

Story By: J. Pulinthanath (Mattters India).  Agartala — Health Care services in the northeastern state of Tripura got a much-needed impetus with the inauguration of St. Joseph Hospital at the capital city of Agartala on 19th March 2015. Shri Pabitra Kar, the...

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Kejri’s Doubtful Credentials?

You too Brutus, sounds Cat calls Kejri’s  Doubtful Credentials?            Come clean Kejri, Good-by to ominous silence, make up with towering founding members, nay invite them into inner circle to listen humbly, learn diligently, disagree agreeably, graciously, to concentrate constructively...

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Prioritize protection of citizens over cows: Cardinal

Story By: mattersindia.com repoter Jagdalpur: Principals of some top Christians schools in Chhattisgarh state have been asked to furnish details about crosses and other religious articles displayed in their institutions. “This is another case of sheer harassment,” Fr Mathew Kunnel, coordinator...

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Christian schools asked to explain crosses, statutes

Story By: mattersindia.com repoter Jagdalpur: Principals of some top Christians schools in Chhattisgarh state have been asked to furnish details about crosses and other religious articles displayed in their institutions. “This is another case of sheer harassment,” Fr Mathew Kunnel, coordinator...

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Student nun manhandled in Mangaluru

Story By: Melwyn Pinto Mangaluru: A young nun was allegedly kidnapped and manhandled by four men on March 16. However, the nun managed to escape from the assailants, daijiworld.com reported. The men allegedly waylaid the nun doing her physiotherapy course in...

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‘Ghar wapasi behind nun’s rape’

Story By: mattersindia.com Kolkata – The vice chairperson of the West Bengal Minorities Commission, Professor Maria Fernandes, visited Ranaghat on Tuesday where a convent school was ransacked, robbed and a 72-year-old nun raped last week, and said she suspected the assault...

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Hindu council defends attack on Haryana church

Published Story By: mattersindia.com Aggressively defending the demolition of a church in Haryana’s Hisar, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday asked whether Christians would allow construction of a Hanuman temple in the Vatican City. VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain called...

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Christians rally in solidarity with raped nun

Community demands swift justice, but still no arrests. Kolkata:  Thousands of Christians rallied in Kolkata on Monday in a show of outrage over the recent gang-rape of an elderly nun. Some 4,000 Christians, including nuns and priests clutching lit candles,...

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Cardinal Cleemis rushes to meet violated nun

A 71-year old nun in the convent of Jesus and Mary was gang raped after alleged robbers broke into her residence Friday night. Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, is rushing to Kolkata tomorrow to...

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Church vandalized, cross replaced with Hanuman idol

The complaint said the attackers threatened to kill the priest. Hisar:  Christian leaders in a Haryana village filed complaints with police after they found their church under-construction vandalized on Sunday and its cross replaced with an idol of Hanuman. Father...

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14 booked for vandalising Church in Haryana

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Hisar – The Haryana police said on Monday that 14 miscreants have been booked on charges of vandalising an under-construction church in Kaimri village in the state’s Hisar district on Sunday. The Cross in the Williwarsh Church was...

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The CSF India Persecution Report & Attacks – Hindustan Times

Recent attacks against Christians worrisome by Sudipto Mondal,in Hindustan Times, March 16 March 15, 2015: It is public knowledge that Muslims have been the prime targets of anti-minority violence in India since independence. As a result, violence against Christians is...

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NE Bishops condemn attack against Ranaghat nuns

Story By: mattersindia.com. Miao — Fifteen Catholic bishops of northeast India representing all seven northeastern India states meeting in Miao diocese in Eastern Arunachal, 12-15 March, have put out a statement condemning the attack and gang rape of religious nuns at Ranaghat in Nadia...

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Assam erupts in protest condemning Swami’s comments

Story By: mattersindia.com Kokrajhar — Protest wave continued in Assam against BJP leader and Member of Parliament Dr Subramaniam Swami’s remarks mixing religion and politics while visiting Assam. The Kokrajhar district committee of All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) and All Bodoland Territorial...