A priest made a formal complaint against Henry Sawpon for insulting Christianity. According to the plaintiff, the poet has made defamatory comments since 2015, which could spark a row with the Muslim majority. As a poet, Henry Sawpon could be our pride,” says Christian leader.
The child was lured into a school bathroom by a 20-year-old man, who tried to claim a younger age. Both victim and attacker are Muslim, but from different sects. For Bishop Ivan Pereira, the Church works “a lot on education, putting ourselves on the side of the people.”
Television operators invade the homes and privacy of survivors, they "must be educated in communications ethics". A comment posted on Facebook sparks new violence against Muslims in Chilaw. Survivors must be supported in the long run by specialist groups. Taking care of even the first responders, priests and nuns included.
In a new Motu proprio Francis establishes the obligation of priests and bishops to report allegations of abuse and any attempt to cover up cases of abuse. " The crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage to the victims and harm the community of the faithful."
In 2016 Rev Balu Saste, his wife and 11 other Christians were charged under an anti-conversion law, which the accused rejected. In New Delhi, a church is attacked by religious fanatics.
The Youth Development Foundation is behind "peace camps" for young people of different faiths. Prejudices against other religious traditions are fuelled by "semi-illiterate and biased preachers who are responsible for misleading worshipers in our mosques."
Muslim properties were attacked yesterday. The police did not announce any arrests or injuries. Public schools reopened today but were deserted. For Christians, Sunday liturgy was in front of the TV. Some 600 foreigners have been expelled, including 200 Islamic clerics.
The tropical storm has destroyed at least 10 thousand villages in India and 1,000 homes in Bangladesh. The churches of Bhubhaneswar and the archbishop's see are also damaged. The Catholic association is assisting the displaced.
The two religious leaders sign a joint declaration of solidarity with the victims in Sri Lanka. Those who sow death are "the incarnation of the most heinous forces on the earth." This is why “it is our duty [. . .] to banish them".
The Catholic Health Association of India is the largest health NGO in the country. Established 76 years ago, it has over 76,000 members, including a thousand nuns who are doctors. About 60,000 children are born each year from HIV-positive mothers. The association’s goal is to give these young lives a dignified future.
Held in Karachi, the event was also an occasion to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. The president of the association behind the initiative, who is blind, called on people to take a chance on the potential of the disabled. "We do not want to be a burden on society or our families,” he said.
The contradiction of a society that on the one hand, we see the prevalence of purely economic or financial criteria and activities aimed at consumption, and on the other hand , the growing inability to reconcile the just distribution of income with the improvement of development prospects.
The Council of priests wants Fr Poothavelil charged. The later claimed that the former spokesman of the Syro-Malabar Church falsified documents against the cardinal in connection with the sale of some land owned by the local Church.
"Unfortunately, we have before our eyes situations in which some nation states implement their relations in a spirit more of opposition than of cooperation." "The way in which a nation welcomes migrants reveals its vision of human dignity and its relationship with humanity". Warning over a "new season of nuclear confrontation".
On May 6th, the holy month of fasting and prayer for the Muslim faithful begin. The Archbishop of Colombo has refused to use an armored car and asks for protection for the country. Among the victims of Easter, 42 foreigners and 45 children were identified.