The Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation, headed by Fr Matthieu Dauchez, is helping children. The Archdiocese and the Foundation want to correct the false belief that Catholics must pay to receive the Sacraments. In 21 years, the Foundation has helped over 55,000 children, including the Servant of God Darwin Ramos.
Under new Foreign Contribution Registration Rules, members of NGOs must make a notarised statement. For Sajan K George, the goal is to hit Christian minority organisations.
The Archbishop of Vasai supports the ‘Document on Human Fraternity’ signed in Abu Dhabi. Asserting the importance of dialogue between religions "does not mean renouncing one's own identity". Pope Francis "is not changing any Catholic doctrine". At the same time, “The encounter with the religious other is an undeniable reality and it is important to insist on listening to the experience of the other.”
“It will be a crossroads for missionaries who will be able to talk, tell their stories, express their dreams, mention the miracles they have performed or have witnessed’ said PIME superior general Fr Brambillasca. The facility covers about 1,200 square metres, built in the old cellars of the motherhouse. It will now have a cultural cafeteria, a bookshop and a theatre (with 15 plays scheduled). For the Centre’s director, it will be a place “to meet and listen to the Milanese.”
Frs Nicolas-Michel Krick and Augustin-Etienne Bourry were killed in 1854 by a Mishmi chief. Although locals have never converted to Christianity, they have preserved the missionaries’ remains, notes Church spokesman in north-east.
Sister Teresa Vu Phuong Thuy Trinh is a member of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). Assigned to Sidea until 2018, she served as an interpreter and mediator. Thanks to her help, 105 fishermen were repatriated in June last year. Now in Italy for studies, she continues to her compatriots.
The sisters of Mother Teresa animate the catechism lessons. The parish is located in the industrial area of Narayanganj, on the outskirts of the capital. The territory is inhabited mainly by internal migrants in search of work. Muslim employers "do not want us to let priests and nuns enter our homes, but we run the risk because we need spiritual care".
The economist, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006, is the creator of the micro-credit that provides loans to poor entrepreneurs. The conferment is assigned by the friars to political, cultural and civil society personalities who have distinguished themselves for their commitment in favoring peace, dialogue and acceptance.
Parvati Devi, 23, leaves a three-year-old daughter and her husband, Rohin Oraon. His relatives ostracised the family, jealous of their prosperity and happiness. Dalit activist slams “the mindset of sectarian fascism” that is against the “spirit of freedom, human dignity and hope”.
The two Catholics have been held in Jharkhand since 6 September. A court has rejected their request for bail. In a note, Syro-Malabar Major Archbishop says, “It is clear that those who are not happy with the social and educational activities of the missionaries among the villagers are behind this.”
The Court is in favour of interfaith marriage as long as they are “under the law rules". For Dalit activist, “killing and social boycott” still occur against lower caste grooms. For Catholic activist, there is “fear of miscegenation, of polluting pure upper caste bloodlines.”
The diocesan priest headed the Department of World Religions and Culture for three years. The latter has 120 students and 19 professors. Antor Tripura is the only Christian student. For Muslim student, “all religions speak of human well-being."
On 1st September, police set fire to 19 houses. Archbishop Santos posted the story of what happened online. Three days later, he was arrested and released on bail. "I am not worried,” he said. “So many have shown me great support, especially the Lord who is my protector.”
The St. John Berchmans Inter College in Mundli was destroyed and raided by a crowd of 500 people. The pretext of the attack was a quarrel between students and tribal boys hosted in the hostel adjacent to the school. The management asks for help from the National Commission for Human Rights and the Commission for Minorities.
Father Belisario, from Colombia, is a ‘fidei donum’ priest with the mission ad gentes together with PIME Fathers. The Diocese of Rajshahi works with tribal communities, educates poor children, and supports interfaith dialogue. The missionary opened a YouTube channel to broadcast the Mass, but it needs funds. He hopes that the “extraordinary missionary month of October will make each of us feel the enthusiasm,” and not focus only on the well-off.