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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...

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75-year-old nun raped in West Bengal

Ranaghat(Story By: mattersindia.com): A 75-year-old nun was raped early Saturday by a gang of miscreants in Ranaghat, a town in Nadia district of West Bengal. To protest the incident, local residents began blocking road and railway lines Saturday afternoon. West Bengal Chief Minister...

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India’s Daughter – Satyameva (Kadapi) Jayate!

 'Many who haven't even seen the documentary are claiming that it defames and damages the image of India, makes it sound unsafe, and gives the rapist a forum.' 'This couldn't be further from the truth, and the film shows the...

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Delhi police appoint nodal officer for Christians

Story By: mattersindia.com reporter.  New Delhi: Delhi Police have appointed a nodal officer and launched a Facebook page to address the grievances of Christians in the capital city. Joy Tirkey, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has been nominated as the nodal...

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Indian diocesan priests launch website

Story By: Fr. Adolf Washington (Matters India).  Nagpur: The Council of Diocesan Priests in India (CDPI) launched its website February 27th, at its 13th National Conference where priests from dioceses across the country gathered at Nagpur to deliberate on the theme ‘Effective...

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Christians attacked in Madhya Pradesh

Story By: mattersindia.com. New Delhi: Suspected Hindu radicals attacked two churches in four days in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The attacks came a few days after police in Rajasthan, a northwestern Indian state, allegedly tortured 20 Christians, reports christiannews.net....

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Bangalore Seminary gets new rector

Father Mathias fills the vacancy left by Father Thomas, whose body was found inside the seminary building on the morning of April 1, 2013. Bangaluru:  Jesuit Father Joseph Benedict Mathias has been appointed Rector of St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary in...

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Discalced nuns fear for safety

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Mangaluru – The discalced nuns of cloistered monastery in Mangaluru dedicated to Sacred Heart of Jesus, who live an enclosed life spending minimum seven hours a day in prayers, have been forced to run from pillar to post...

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Unattached Christians seek burial place

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Nagercoil: A group of Christians not attached to any denominations Monday staged a demonstration in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, to demand a separate burial ground. “A common burial ground is a must for those who are not members of...