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Indian church joins relief efforts as floods wreak havoc in Kerala

COCHIN, India -- The Catholic Church has joined relief efforts as unprecedented floods and landslides continue to wreak havoc in India's Kerala state, killing...

Have you heard? A U.N. treaty, backed by Vatican and U.S....

Catholic News Service The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world’s...

Church in Kerala, India, forms support group for transgender people

COCHIN, India — The church in India’s Kerala state has formed a group of priests, nuns and laypeople to respond to the pastoral needs...

Indians gather to celebrate birthday of Blessed Teresa, soon-to-be-saint

Catholic News Service KOLKATA, India — They came from all around to celebrate the birthday of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the founder of the Missionaries...

Indian police arrest suspect in threat against cardinal

NEW DELHI — Police arrested a man in connection with a death threat against Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi. Jaya Roy, superintendent of police...

Indian cardinal opposes criminalizing same-sex relationships

BANGALORE, India — The head of the Catholic Church in India has reiterated its opposition to “criminalization” of homosexuality. “It is for the government and...

Police beat Christian protesters in New Delhi, prime minister apologizes

Catholic News Service NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh apologized to church leaders for the police beating of protesters, including priests and nuns,...

Nun who worked for tribal rights killed in India

NEW DELHI -- A 53-year-old nun from Kerala who led campaigns to defend tribal rights was shot dead in the eastern Indian state of...

Indian bishops want charges dropped against Christian protesters

BANGALORE, India -- Meeting with the top government leader of the Karnataka state, 14 Catholic bishops called for the withdrawal of dozens of "false...

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