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  • India archbishop warns about harassing Christians with anti-conversion accusations

    India archbishop warns about harassing Christians with anti-conversion accusations

    • Jul 3, 2017

    Indian archbishop Thomas Menamparampil says priests have been harassed, educators taking a group of children for picnic are being questioned, religious sisters taking a team of nurses for training are being held up by vigilantes who keep watch on every movement. The archbishop said more and more of the media is coming under control of what he called “cultural nationalists,” while the police have become more pliable to the will of Hindu militants, and it is feared the courts could follow.

  • Arrests made after attack on Catholic prayer hall in south India

    Arrests made after attack on Catholic prayer hall in south India

    • May 26, 2017

    The roughly 30 million Christians in India, about half of whom are Catholic, have suffered various forms of intimidation and harassment, including physical violence, instigated by Hindu nationalist groups. There is a fear among Christians that the nation is losing its secular identity.

  • Bishop condemns disruption of Good Friday services in India

    Bishop condemns disruption of Good Friday services in India

    • Apr 22, 2017

    The local bishop has complained about the disruption of Good Friday services in southern India, blaming it on anti-Christian and anti-Dalit discrimination. Despite the country’s status as a pluralistic, secular democracy, India has long struggled to protect minority religious communities.

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