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Renovation of building for pastoral center in India

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Bishop James Thoppil of the Diocese of Kohima in the state of Nagaland was concerned for the religious formation of laity, and identified a great …

A call for Christians to join the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

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“I invite you to accompany with fervid prayer the Christian faithful in China, our dearest brothers and sisters, whom I carry in the depth of my heart. May the Holy Spirit, protagonist of the Church’s mission in the world, guide them and help them to be bearers of the Good News, witnesses of goodness and charity, and builders of justice and peace in their country.”

Pakistan: ‘I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused of blasphemy’

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“In jail, we were tortured. The officers told my husband that if he did not confess, they would rape me in front of him, and so he confessed, even though we were both innocent.”

Victims of Easter bombings in Sri Lanka call on Pope to help them uncover the truth

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“At first the responsibility was laid at the feet of the Islamic community, but now there are elements that point to a political plot, with connections between certain political groups and the extremists who set off the bombs.”

Success Story: A New Chapel for a Village in Bangladesh

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Sonka is the poorest and remotest of the 35 villages of the parish of Nijpara in the Diocese of Dinajpur. While it is more than …

Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka–unanswered questions

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“My suspicions came up immediately after the attack, because I felt that a ragtag band of youngsters could not have carried out this kind of very professional thing.”

In Pakistan, most Christians are relegated to lowliest, demeaning jobs

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“In 27 years of service, I have observed that they prefer Christians only as sweepers not as managers. This prejudice runs deep in society even among those educated.”

Sri Lanka: Cardinal wants clarity on suspicion of political collusion in Easter Sunday bombings

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“They knew beforehand from information they had gathered and also from warnings given by the Indian intelligence services, but they did nothing. In fact, the government seems to have done its best to prevent the arrest of the attackers.”

2021: Worst year for Christians in India

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“Even offering a gift or free admission or a textbook to a Hindu student by a Christian or a Christian school can be labeled as an attempt at religious conversion and trigger a charge of violating the law.”

A House for  Franciscan Missionary Brothers in northeast India

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The village of Sohphoh is one of the remotest outlying villages in the Diocese of Shillong in India. Located in the far northeast of the …

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