11th July 2020

India: ‘I Realized that God Called me to be the Voice for the Voiceless’.

I never wanted to live in a “bubble” where I would just look after my own life; I always wanted to do something great with my life. As a child, I was enriched by spiritual experiences, and recognized the presence of God even when I was young. Jesus led me to choose a life for him, even though I was a timid child growing up … Read more

From India to The Netherlands: Getting Involved in Reciprocal Mission

Today, Sunday 5th July, Fr Thaddeus de Deckere mhm was officially inducted as ‘parish vicar’ (assistant priest) of a huge pastoral area covering most of the province of Zeeland in the diocese of Breda, The Netherlands. This pastoral area going under the name of ‘Boven de Schelde’ (Above the Scheldt) comprises two parishes with 12 subcentres each covering a number of urban areas, villages and … Read more

India: Heading for a Pandemic Explosion?

With some 287,000 cases and more than 8,100 deaths as of June 11, India has become the world’s fifth most infected country after the United States, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. “There are a lot of difficulties and crises. Our villages, poor, laborers, farmers and industries are facing a crisis,” federal road transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on June 10. “The crisis faced by the … Read more

India: Death of Pioneering Christian Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

“Jogi is the main architect of Chhattisgarh state, and in his death we have lost a great leader who always put the state and its people first,” said Archbishop Victor Hendry Thakur based in state capital Raipur. Jogi became Chhattisgarh’s first chief minister in 2000 when the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh, purportedly to help the advancement of tribal people. The state mostly covered … Read more

Laudato Si’ Week: An Indian Perspective

“This pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have also been a time to see and marvel and many ways that nature is healing. Beautiful snowcapped mountains can be seen from a distance, beautiful and rare birds are singing in the trees, dolphins are swimming close to our shores and deer and other animals are being sighted. bringing much joy and amazement to the people in this … Read more

India: Stranded Migrant Workers Given Permission to Move

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are stranded in shelter homes far away from their home states. Less developed states such as Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are the main source states of migrants, who are mostly employed in construction, factories, domestic work, textiles, brick kilns, transport and agriculture, Father Vadassery said. Father Vincent Ekka, who heads the department of tribal studies … Read more

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Mill Hill Formation Community in Pune, India

Corona virus pandemic has shaken the world and brought all the members of different faiths on their knees. We see that medical facilities of many countries have failed and the last resort is only to surrender ourselves to God. The cases of Corona are shooting up every day and we are observing national lockdown seriously. We were in full swing of taking exams when on … Read more

India: Government of Andhra Pradesh Offers Help to Religious Service Leaders

The government of Andhra Pradesh is to offer financial assistance of 5,000 rupees (US$65) to religious service leaders associated with all mosques, temples and churches. State Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced the aid package on April 22 during a meeting with Muslim leaders on measures being taken by the government to fight the coronavirus outbreak. “Indeed, it is good news. We should all welcome the … Read more

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