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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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Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Indian officials are seeking to freeze bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity following the arrest of a nun on child trafficking charges in Jharkhand state.

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So-called honor killing in Catholic family shocks Indian state

So-called honor killing in Catholic family shocks Indian state

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.

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‘Victims’ charter’ is next step in fighting trafficking, academy says

‘Victims’ charter’ is next step in fighting trafficking, academy says

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After 7-year-old Rani Hong was stolen from her mother in a small village in India and sold into slavery, her captors kept her in a cage to teach her to submit completely to her “master.”

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