• Indian cardinal says Mother Teresa was ‘Pope Francis before Francis’

    Indian cardinal says Mother Teresa was ‘Pope Francis before Francis’

    • Sep 25, 2016

    Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, a member of Pope Francis’s “C9” council of cardinal advisers from around the world, said during a thanksgiving Mass for her sainthood on Sunday, “Her life is a testimony of truth and humble service. She chose not to be the last, but the servant of the last.”

  • Going behind the scenes with the Pope’s sounding board

    Going behind the scenes with the Pope’s sounding board

    • Sep 12, 2016

    From the outside it might seem like Pope Francis’s council of cardinal advisers, which meets with him on a regular basis, hasn’t yet delivered many sweeping reforms, but Cardinal Oswald Gracias of India says the pontiff consults with the group on 75-80 percent of all the big decisions he makes.

  • Why sainthood for Mother Teresa matters after all

    Why sainthood for Mother Teresa matters after all

    • Sep 4, 2016

    Mother Teresa certainly doesn’t need the additional celebrity sainthood often provides in order to have an impact on the world, but her halo does put an exclamation point on an important insight about Catholicism, which is that real power isn’t a product of office but comes when love and will intersect.

  • India marks anniversary of massive anti-Christian pogrom

    India marks anniversary of massive anti-Christian pogrom

    • Aug 27, 2016

    In various parts of the country, remembrances were organized in late August for a 2008 series of riots against impoverished and marginalized rural Christians that left at least 100 people dead, which activists warned reflected growing “fascism” driven by India’s militant Hindu nationalist movements.

  • Cardinal urges clergy to imitate slain French priest

    • Aug 11, 2016

    An Indian cardinal and one of Pope Francis’ closest advisers said that the slaying of an 85-year-old French priest was a “monstrous” act, and called on his clergy to follow the elderly priest’s example of service “up to the end.”