Bhopal Archives - Crux



  • Catholic hospital attacked by mob in India

    Catholic hospital attacked by mob in India

    • Mar 13, 2018

    A Catholic hospital in India was attacked by a mob on March 12, leading to the destruction of the institution’s water and power supply. Several nurses were also injured in the attack.

  • Indian Christians say train arrests are part of chronic harassment

    Indian Christians say train arrests are part of chronic harassment

    • Oct 28, 2017

    Church leaders in India are complaining of continued harassment after the latest arrest by Railway Police accusing Christians of kidnapping children in an attempt to convert them. In the current case, the children came from Christian families, and were on their way to a prayer meeting with their parents’ permission. The two adults could face seven years in prison if convicted.

  • Catholic archbishop leads interfaith service to mark anniversary of Gandhi’s birth

    Catholic archbishop leads interfaith service to mark anniversary of Gandhi’s birth

    • Oct 3, 2017

    Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal said the reason he organized an interfaith event marking the day of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth is because the “father of India” preached non-violence and constantly spoke about unity, peace and harmony in society. Incidents of harassment against Christians have increased over the past few months in India, with various Christians being detained or arrested for “attempted conversion,” and places of worship being vandalized.

  • Nun detained in India, in latest anti-Christian incident

    Nun detained in India, in latest anti-Christian incident

    • Jun 19, 2017

    For the third time in less than a month, a group of Christians have been detained while trying to travel by train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. They have been accused of trying to convert Hindus. Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal has strongly condemned what he has termed “harassment” of a religious minority.

  • Archbishop in India to face trial for allegedly trying to poison priest

    Archbishop in India to face trial for allegedly trying to poison priest

    • Apr 21, 2017

    A priest of the Archdiocese of Bhopal has accused Archbishop Leo Cornelio and two other priests of plotting to drive him crazy with a slow-acting poison, in order to prevent him from filing a complaint against them for mismanaging the archdiocese. The case may soon go to trial.