- Sep 19, 2020
The murder of a socially poor Dalit Catholic man who had married a woman belonging to an upper-caste Syrian Christian family has fueled protests across India’s southern state of Kerala.
A priest in India was murdered on Thursday, allegedly by a disgruntled former sacristan removed from his position three months ago.
Gusty winds and heavy rains began to lash the coast in southern India Nov. 30 after a depression near Sri Lanka rapidly developed into a typhoon, named Ockhi. The storm’s intensity declined by Dec. 4.
Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who spent 18 months in captivity in Yemen, has finally arrived home in India. The priest was released two weeks ago, and has been recovering in Rome. Upon his arrival, Uzhunnalil met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The leader of India’s ruling Hindu-nationalist party met with Christian leaders in Kerala, the state with the largest Hindu population, in an effort to broaden the appeal of the party beyond its Hindu base. However, the meeting was reported not to have discussed any national political issues concerning the country’s Christian minority.