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Indian Catholics: Court ruling on madrassas will affect Catholic schools

Indian Catholics: Court ruling on madrassas will affect Catholic schools

| January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

India’s Supreme Court has allowed the government to control the appointment of teachers in educational institutions run by religious minorities, a ruling church leaders say violates their right to manage such institutions.

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Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

| September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest and a nurse working at a Catholic school in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand have been held in custody after being charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

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Nun links dismissal from order to protest of Indian bishop accused of rape

Nun links dismissal from order to protest of Indian bishop accused of rape

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Indian Catholic nun was dismissed from her Kerala-based congregation for violation of its norms, but the 54-year-old said she plans to fight the action in court.

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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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