- Aug 10, 2020
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), evoked the Black Lives Movement, he has called for equal rights for India’s marginalized Dalit community.
Four police officers have been arrested over the deaths in custody of a father and son who were detained for keeping their mobile phone shop open during coronavirus lockdown in southern India, police said Thursday.
In India, Pentecost was marked by an ecumenical spirit, with members of various churches around the country praying together at noon from home, since the country is still in lockdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) has expressed it’s “sincere prayers and sympathies” at the loss of life and the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan, which hit the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, as well as neighboring Bangladesh, last week.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias said his “heart wept” upon hearing the news that 15 migrant workers were crushed to death on Friday after falling asleep on railway tracks in Aurangabad, which is in India’s Maharashtra state.
Church leaders in India have been called to “conversion, transparency, sincerity and solidarity with victims” when responding to clerical sexual abuse.