- May 26, 2020
In honor of the centenary of the birth of Indian Cardinal Simon Pimenta, the Archdiocese of Bombay will be opening a pastor center in the Raigad deanery, which is home to several Scheduled Tribes, a historically marginalized people.
A leading civil rights organization in India has protested the early morning raid on the residence of a Jesuit priest who is a leading human rights activist.
A brutal murder of a Tribal Christian on April 10 “goes against the pluralistic fabric” of India, says Archbishop Felix Toppo.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of the Archbishop of Bombay on Tuesday sought the “smell of the sheep” as he met with pastoral personnel from an area in the greater Mumbai region known as a home for India’s marginalized Tribal people.
A bishop in India recently celebrated Mass for migrant members of the country’s Tribal community, made up of indigenous peoples often existing outside of Hinduism’s caste system.
Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo said “tribal Catholics in India have impressed in their hearts that they are God’s people and the children of Mother Earth, a people with its own voice, its own dignity and its own security.” He was one of several Indian bishops who marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – celebrated on September 1.