- Feb 18, 2020
“Strengthening family bonds” was the theme of the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sambalpur on Nov. 10.
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.
What happened ten years ago in Kandhamal, India, “should never have happened and should never happen again,” according to Archbishop John Barwa.
Sister Meena Lalita Barwa, a Catholic nun who was sexually assaulted nearly 10 years ago during some of the worst anti-Christian violence in India’s history, said Good Friday reminds her Jesus gives value to all the suffering of humanity.
Catholics in South Asia have joined Pope Francis in praying for the Church in Congo and South Sudan on Feb. 23.
A Catholic nun raped and humiliated in eastern India in 2008 during a wave of anti-Christian riots says she finds herself thinking and praying over what happened to her in a special way during the Christmas season.