- May 25, 2020
An international Catholic ministry aimed at helping married Christians live holier lives is helping families in one of India’s poorest areas.
“Strengthening family bonds” was the theme of the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sambalpur on Nov. 10.
According to Archbishop John Barwa, Kandhamal is growing in faith and the people have no fear, and they can face any challenge with faith and trusting in God.
Nearly 10,000 people marked the 10th anniversary of the worst anti-Christian violence in India’s history by attending a public hearing on the Kandhamal attacks.
The loudest ovations so far in the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops have come in response to accounts of contemporary anti-Christian persecution.
Pope Francis in his morning Mass on Thursday quoted an Indian archbishop’s tale of contemporary anti-Christian persecution.