“The Sisters serve those who are on the edges of the most remote peripheries of Odisha, in remote rural areas. They are witnesses to God's love, and spread the Gospel through words and social work.”
The priest of the church where the marriage was celebrated says that everything was by the book. But the “love jihad” remains an issue.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many worshippers took part in Christ the King celebrations. Our Lady of Charity parish was vandalised in 2004 and 2008.
Due to the pandemic, with no means to store and transport the fish, the Catholic community of Uttan struggles to survive. State intervention requested. Young people risk abandoning the traditional activity of their parents. However, local fishermen have a great faith in God, which is strengthened in every situation.
“We have to ensure that all entering the Church wear masks, observe social distancing (unless it is the same family) and make provision for washing of hands.” “Priests may celebrate additional Masses both on Sundays and on weekdays to ensure, if possible, that all your parishioners have an opportunity to participate in the Eucharist at least once a week.”
In addition to Beijing, the 10 ASEAN nations, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand will take part. It covers 30% of the global GDP and population. The signatory countries, hit hard by the pandemic, hope that the pact will help them emerge from the crisis. India refuses to join. The trade agreement will strengthen Beijing's geopolitical weight. The problem of social dumping.
Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack Bhubaneshwar celebrated the Day with the Missionaries of Charity in Bhubaneswar. “This is a special day for our people who are the last, the least and the lost,” he said. The theme of this day was “Stretch forth your hands to the Poor”.
The Jesuit priest is accused of "Maoist terrorism" because he has always defended the Dalits and tribals in Jharkhand. He is locked up in the Taloja prison (Mumbai). The ills of age (83) and Parkinson's weaken him. But his friends and cellmates take care of him.
The Church in India has reached out to the poor during this pandemic. On this World Day of the Poor, we continue with the words of Mother Teresa: "Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love". We shall stretch out our hands to serve, hope and heal.
Pew Research Centre publishes its latest report. To restrain and control religious groups, political authorities increasingly use force - such as detentions, physical abuse, destruction of property, expulsion. More than 50% of the most restrictive countries are in Asia. Instead, the restrictions caused by society (individuals, groups, etc.) are decreasing.
In September the game was banned for national security reasons. The South Korean company that owns it replaced China's Tencent as its Indian distributor. The smartphone app has more than 70 million users worldwide. Indian psychologists warn that it is dangerous and addictive, especially for young people.
New Delhi is facing a spike in cases, 8,500 yesterday alone, for a total of 450,000 so far, with 85 deaths in one day (7,000 in total). Hospitals have a reached a breaking point. Restrictions like a ban on fireworks have been imposed for Diwali. Keeping a future vaccine at minus 80 degrees is a problem.
Faizal Khan, president of the Khudai Khidmatgar (Servants of God) organisation, offered a namāz (Muslim ritual prayer) in a Hindu temple in Mathura after he was given permission by temple officials. He was later charged with violating India’s penal code.
The vote was seen as a test on the government’s management of the pandemic: Bihar is among the most affected states by Covid-19. Poverty has risen by 55% in the two-year period 2018-2019; with a 52.5% illiteracy rate. However, religion and the caste system remain priorities for population. The threat of religious hatred.
He is one of the most important Jesuit priests of the 18th century. A Tamil poet, writer, translator and grammarian, he took the name of “Vīramāmunivar”, becoming the Father of Tamil prose.