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Indian bishop, guard hospitalized after parishioners attack them

Indian bishop, guard hospitalized after parishioners attack them

| Carol Zimmermann | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop was hospitalized after a group of parishioners attacked him, a security guard and a priest in a five-decade-old land dispute in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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Allegations of abuse in two Asian nations make some worry more to follow

Allegations of abuse in two Asian nations make some worry more to follow

| Michael Sainsbury | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recent credible sexual abuse allegations in India and East Timor have underscored the fears of many in the church that clerical sex abuse is rife in South, Southeast and North Asia, which have a collective population of at least 120 million Catholics.

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India’s Supreme Court rejects bail for nun held seven months, not charged

India’s Supreme Court rejects bail for nun held seven months, not charged

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

India’s Supreme Court rejected bail for a Missionaries of Charity nun arrested nearly seven months ago on suspicion of child trafficking.

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Indian court grants bail, with limits, to bishop accused of raping nun

Indian court grants bail, with limits, to bishop accused of raping nun

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in India’s southern Kerala state granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested almost a month earlier and charged with raping a Catholic nun.

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Court in India denies bail to bishop accused of raping nun

Court in India denies bail to bishop accused of raping nun

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A state court in southern India has denied bail to a Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun on grounds that he could influence witnesses if released from jail.

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Indian church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships

Indian church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

India’s Supreme Court ruled in a landmark judgment that homosexual acts between consenting adults are no longer a crime, but church officials said that legal validity does not make such practices morally acceptable.

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Indian church joins relief efforts as floods wreak havoc in Kerala

Indian church joins relief efforts as floods wreak havoc in Kerala

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has joined relief efforts as unprecedented floods and landslides continue to wreak havoc in India’s Kerala state, killing 75 people within a week.

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Indian Catholic leaders doubt death penalty will deter child rapists

Indian Catholic leaders doubt death penalty will deter child rapists

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

India’s parliament has passed a law allowing the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls younger than 12, but Catholic Church officials expressed doubt that it will curb increasing sexual violence against children across the country.

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Indian Catholic leaders protest call to ban sacrament of reconciliation

Indian Catholic leaders protest call to ban sacrament of reconciliation

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

India’s Catholic Church has led a chorus of protest over a demand to ban the sacrament of reconciliation from the chairwoman of the National Commission for Women.

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Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

| Saadia Azim | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Theodore Kiro held 13-month-old Navya on her return to his family after they were separated for a week. The crying baby happily clung to Kiro, whom she knows as her grandfather.

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India orders checks of all child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity

India orders checks of all child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal ministry in India has ordered inspections of all child care homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, the congregation founded by Mother Teresa, after a lay employee reportedly confessed to selling babies for adoption, reported ucanews.com.

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India’s Sister Prema condemns trafficking, says nuns not involved

India’s Sister Prema condemns trafficking, says nuns not involved

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Facing child trafficking allegations at one of its homes for unmarried mothers in India, the Missionaries of Charity said the order condemns the actions of individuals involved and stressed that these are unrelated to the order.

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