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Former Twin Cities pastor, hospital chaplain Father Thoomkuzhy dies in native India

Former Twin Cities pastor, hospital chaplain Father Thoomkuzhy dies in native India

| September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

A priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and longtime hospital chaplain died Aug. 26 in southwestern India, his home country. Father George Thoomkuzhy was 77. He ministered in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from 2005 to his retirement in August 2014.

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South Asian countries have perfect conditions for disaster from COVID-19

South Asian countries have perfect conditions for disaster from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic might have hit South Asia a little late, but the damage has already been done.

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Authentic ‘encounter’ at heart of archdiocese’s first delegation to India

Authentic ‘encounter’ at heart of archdiocese’s first delegation to India

| March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

SHARED faith

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Cultural immersion, a year later

Cultural immersion, a year later

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Eight of us Minnesotans were sharing stories with a community of Indian sisters over tea, bananas and savory pastries at their kitchen table when they began to detail a catastrophic flood that affected their convent in the fall of 2018. And then one sister, who had a generous smile, turned serious. She closed her eyes and started to sing a solemn song, her voice trilling the melody. The other sisters joined in.

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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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