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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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Laity trained to free priests for ministry

Story By: mattersindia.com Archdiocese of NY introduces MA for lay people, preparing them for parish management. An agreement has been signed with Villanova University for a two-year course aimed at freeing priests for pastoral service. Freeing priests from administrative duties in...

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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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Church set to check interfaith weddings

The action plan is being formulated after the Catholic authorities found that there is a significant fall in the number of members in the community. Thrissur: Stung by the rising interfaith marriages, the Thrissur Archdiocese is set to bring in an...

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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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Terror in name of religion should be defeated: Cleemis

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Pathanamthitta – The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has condemned ‘terrorism in the name of religion’ in various parts of the world. A pastoral letter issued by KCBC president Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos recently and read in churches...

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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...