India: Vatican Nod for Beatification of Contemporary Indian Martyrs

Catholics in an eastern Indian archdiocese that witnessed the worst-ever anti-Christian riots in 2008 have thanked the Vatican for allowing them to start the beatification process of 35 martyrs from the indigenous tribal community.

Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar hailed the Vatican’s move in an Oct. 25 circular addressed to his Catholics, the majority of them tribal people.

The prelate informed them that the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints has granted the Nihil Obstat (no objection) to commencing the beatification of the martyrs named Kanteshwar Digal and Companions.

Sour e: UCANews

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