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Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas

Catholic bishops call for protection of religious places

31/05/2017 15:30

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India has appealed to political leaders to protect places of worship of all communities, days after a Church in Telangana State was damaged and statues desecrated.


Church vandalised in Hyderabad, India

Church vandalised in Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad archdiocese’s reparation for desecrated Church

30/05/2017 11:52

Archbishop Thumma Bala of Hyderabad diocese has called on the clergy, religious and the faithful to participate in the spiritual activities to make reparation for the desecration of the Church committed last week in Telangana state.  


Archbishop Paul Gallagher

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States, or foreign minister.

AB Gallagher on Holy See's action to protect Christians and other minorities

22/05/2017 20:04

The Holy See’s ‘foreign minister’, Archbishop Paul Gallagher has highlighted the need to protect Christians and other religious minorities facing persecution in different parts of the globe.


Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil SDB

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil SDB, kidnapped from care home in Yemen in 2016

Fr. Tom kidnapped Indian priest in Yemen pleads for help in video

10/05/2017 13:46

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil SDB kidnapped from a care home in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden last year has again appealed for help in a video recording carried by a Yemeni news website.


CBCI logo

CBCI logo

Catholic bishops demand right to worship for all

20/04/2017 11:21

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India on April 19 urged the federal government to ensure that every citizen enjoys the basic right to worship, Mattersindia has reported.


Pope Francis on Easter Monday

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims and visitors on Easter Monday, remembering especially those Christian communities that are persecuted for their faith

Pope Francis prays for persecuted Christian communities

17/04/2017 13:26

On Easter Monday Pope Francis greeted pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter’s Square, praying especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith

File Photo of Indian Christians and social activists taking part in a peace rally and protest

File Photo of Indian Christians and social activists taking part in a peace rally and protest

Christians join Muslims to discuss hate crimes in India

08/09/2016 15:17

Religious minorities, especially Christians are "facing physical, symbolic and structural violence" from Hindu extremists says Father Z. Devasagaya Raj, secretary of the Indian Catholic bishops' conference's office for Dalit and indigenous people.