- Feb 26, 2020
Five Christians in jail in India for the past 11 years after being accused of murdering a Hindu holy man have been released on bail, years after two police officers admitted the men were falsely accused. Two other Christians accused of the crime were released earlier this year.
According to Archbishop John Barwa, Kandhamal is growing in faith and the people have no fear, and they can face any challenge with faith and trusting in God.
A landslide reelection victory for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could pose worrying consequences for the country’s small Christian minority.
Nearly 10,000 people marked the 10th anniversary of the worst anti-Christian violence in India’s history by attending a public hearing on the Kandhamal attacks.
Christian leaders in India are calling on the faithful “to stand with the vulnerable Dalits in the society” on Dalit Liberation Sunday, scheduled to take place on Nov. 11.
The loudest ovations so far in the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops have come in response to accounts of contemporary anti-Christian persecution.