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  • Bishops in India meet with government official about anti-Christian harassment

    Bishops in India meet with government official about anti-Christian harassment

    A group of Catholic bishops in India has met with a state official about a series of incidents involving the harassment of Christian services by right wing activists accusing churches of trying to forcibly convert Hindus. The Church in India says it takes strong measures to assure anyone seeking baptism is making a free choice, and not coerced in any way.

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  • If Pope wants to honor martyrs, fast-track their sainthood causes

    If Pope wants to honor martyrs, fast-track their sainthood causes

    Though anti-Christian persecution around the world is a widespread and growing problem, popes can’t just wave a magic wand and make police states, armed gangs and terrorists disappear. What they can do, however, is deploy their unique authority to fast-track sainthood causes for new martyrs, and Pope Francis has a looming chance to do just that when he visits India.

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  • Bishop condemns disruption of Good Friday services in India

    Bishop condemns disruption of Good Friday services in India

    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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