- May 31, 2020
Bishops in India have been told the Church must “move away from being content with doling out some schemes and programs” for Dalits – those at the bottom of Hinduism’s caste system formerly known as “untouchables” – and work to develop “a deeper understanding of the causes and manifestations of deprivation, discrimination and exclusion of Dalit Christians within the Church, by the larger society and by the State.”
One of India’s leading bishops has called on education in the country to help bring about “a moral revolution with a renewed ethic of justice, responsibility and community.”
Bishop Ivan Pereira of Jammu–Srinagar has expressed concern over the mounting tension between the nuclear-powered South Asian rivals, India and Pakistan.
The Mumbai Marathon is the largest fundraising event in India, and several Catholic organizations are taking part.
Hindu nationalists held a rally outside a Catholic school in the northern Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Jan. 15, after the school suspended around 20 students for “disrespecting” a patriotic slogan on Thursday.
A 43-year-old Catholic nurse in India died on Christmas Day from breast cancer, two years after she refused her doctor’s advice to get an abortion, so she could begin chemotherapy.