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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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When small is big – World Mission Sunday

When small is big – World Mission Sunday

| Susan Klemond | October 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Indian mission diocese’s basic Christian communities grow in faith and service together

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Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church in India’s Kerala state has formed a group of priests, nuns and laypeople to respond to the pastoral needs of transgender people, reported ucanews.com.

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Indian couples frustrated as Missionaries of Charity stop adoptions

Indian couples frustrated as Missionaries of Charity stop adoptions

| Saadia Azim | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although the sisters continue to keep and care for abandoned, destitute and sick children, they have stopped putting children up for adoption. The nuns said they made the decision because new government rules were “contrary to our Christian values.”

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Indian nun works to save children from trafficking

Indian nun works to save children from trafficking

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year for World Mission Sunday, we focus on the work of Sister Clara and the Salesian Sisters at Marialay Children’s Home in Chennai, India. These sisters help to rescue young girls from the sad reality of child trafficking and child labor that plagues so many mission countries.

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