Himalayan Ladakh: Bone of Contention
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Himalayan Ladakh: Bone of Contention

Ladakh, with much of its Himalayan terrain above 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) and sandwiched between Pakistan-occupied Gilgit Baltistan and China-occupied Aksai Chin, is the most dangerous flashpoint in Asia because two superpowers and their aggressive militaries are trying to nibble away at each other’s territory. Aksai Chin in northern Ladakh is a strategic place to…

Pune, India: Two Young Mill Hill Missionaries Ordained Deacons
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Pune, India: Two Young Mill Hill Missionaries Ordained Deacons

On 7th of August, the new perpetual members were ordained deacons by Most. Rev. Bishop Thomas Dabre, the Bishop of the Diocese of Poona at the Divine Mercy Parish Church, Wadagaonsheri – Pune.  Bishop Thomas Dabre began the celebration acknowledging that it was indeed a great day of joy to give thanks to God for…

India: Is Catholic Education on the Right Track?
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India: Is Catholic Education on the Right Track?

Let us take a recent case in India. An 84-year-old Jesuit priest, Father Stan Swamy, died last week while still under detention. His death triggered an unprecedented outburst of grief and fury against an unjust system that jailed him and denied him bail in a frivolous case. Catholic institutions in India, including several prominent Jesuit-run…

India: Fr Stan Swami SJ ‘latest Saint of India’s poor’
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India: Fr Stan Swami SJ ‘latest Saint of India’s poor’

The Catholic bishops of Asia have expressed their sorrow at the death of jailed Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, describing him as the “latest saint of modern India’s poor”. “His last month in custody on a hospital bed till the last moments is the most heart-wrenching tragedy of an innocent man persecuted for doing good,”…

India: Celebration of First Ever ‘Christian Day’.
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India: Celebration of First Ever ‘Christian Day’.

Christians of various denominations in India announced that they will celebrate for the first time what they described as “Indian Christian Day” on July 3, feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. According to tradition, the saint supposedly traveled to India, as far as the Malabar Coast, which is in modern-day Kerala State, to preach the…

India: Systemic Marginalisation of Dalits
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India: Systemic Marginalisation of Dalits

In other words, the impact of Brahmanical policies and strategies on the Dalits, women, and others is hugely under-recognized in India. The words of the first law minister BR Ambedkar seem to be coming true. “If Hindu Raj does become a fact, it will, no doubt, be the greatest calamity for this country,” he had written. A two-pronged process…

India: Covid-19 Claims Lives of More Than 500 Priests and Religious
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India: Covid-19 Claims Lives of More Than 500 Priests and Religious

A detailed search has been carried out by Fr. Suresh Matthew OFM Cap in compiling details of Covid casualties of priests in India with the sole intention of helping the Church with data collection. Since it has been have seen European Churches gathering data and communicating it to the universal Church.Thanks to his efforts in…