- May 26, 2020
In the Diocese of Vasai of India, more than 200 people are expected to be received into the Church through baptism.
The Mumbai high court reinstated Good Friday as a holiday after it had been removed from the list of government-approved holidays in an area in western India ruled by the federal government led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
Elections in the state of Tamil Nadu in India are scheduled for Holy Thursday, and the state’s Catholic bishops are asking for a change.
Catholic leaders in both India and Pakistan have expressed relief that the return of an Indian pilot shot down over Pakistani-controlled Kashmir has lessened the possibility of war between the two nuclear powers.
A bishop in India said he was “saddened” over the vandalism of a Catholic school in the western part of the country.
In a “dynamic and fast-changing” society, the Church in India must embrace “flexibility” in pastoral ministry, according to one bishop in the country.