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Aid Reaches Violence-stricken Region in India
Catholic News Service (30 July 2012)
GUWAHATI, India (CNS) — Relief began reaching violence-stricken areas of Assam state after a visiting by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Refugee Camps in Violence-stricken Region of India
Catholic News Service (7 August 2012)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Medical officials in Assam denied media reports that children have become sick in relief camps housing hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ethnic violence in Assam state.

Kerala Bishops Promote Environmental Protection
Catholic News Service (13 August 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — Environmental protection is “an expression of faith in God,” said the bishops of Kerala state.

Kerala Bishops Sack Priest Charged with Trafficking
Catholic News Service (18 December 2012)
COCHIN, India (CNS) — The Catholic Bishops’ Council of Kerala dismissed the secretary of its youth commission, who has been charged as part of a human trafficking ring.

Priest Murdered, Nun Commits Suicide in Southern India
Catholic News Service (2 April 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — Catholics in southern India faced double tragedies at Easter time: the murder of the rector of a regional major seminary and the suicide of a young nun.

Europe No Longer Catholic Church’s ‘Center’
Catholic News Service (11 April 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — The election of Pope Francis, an Argentine, to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics confirms what observers have long known: Vast demographic shifts in the Catholic population are reconfiguring the face of the church and shifting the institution’s center from its historic European heartland.

Catholic Principal Election Email Triggers Backlash in India
Catholic News Service (28 April 2014)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An election email from the principal of St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai set off a national political storm and triggered a fresh debate on the development model India needs.

Indian Church Appeals for Flood Relief in Kashmir
Catholic News Service (11 September 2014)
CHENNAI, India (CNS) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has appealed to Catholics to mobilize funds and materials to augment church relief work in northern Jammu and Kashmir state, devastated by floods.

Bleak Winter Awaits Kashmir’s Flood Victims, Say Church Workers
Catholic News Service (23 September 2014)
THRISSUR, India (CNS) — The hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by recent floods in northern Jammu and Kashmir state — the coldest region in the country — will have to face a very bleak winter, caution church aid workers.

Indian Christians Arrested During Protest in New Delhi
Catholic News Service (6 February 2015)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — Church leaders criticized police manhandling of Christians who gathered 5 February at the gate of Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi to protest recent attacks on churches.

Indian Government Apologizes for Denying Visas to Vatican Officials
Catholic News Service (6 February 2015)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The Indian government has apologized to a senior church official for refusing visas to two Vatican officials traveling to address a meeting of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India.

Blind Students Protest Rape of Elderly Sister in India
Catholic News Service (18 March 2015)
BHUBANESWAR, India (CNS) — Students at a Hindu-run school for the blind joined a nationwide outcry over the gang rape of a 74-year-old Catholic sister.

Needs of India’s Marginalized Women Prompt Sister to Become a Lawyer
Catholic News Service (16 April 2015)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Sister Jessy Kurian is a leading human rights activist whose mission is to provide legal assistance to marginalized women in India.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Bearing Witness
Deacon Greg Kandra discusses the visit of Major Archbishop Baselios Mar Cleemis, of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, to CNEWA's New York offices.

Picture of the Day: Pentecost Continues
Msgr. John Kozar, top center, shares a joyful moment with the Vincentian Fathers of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in southern India. (photo: CNEWA)

Page One: Headlines for 9/25/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Into the Deep: An Exhortation to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
On Saturday, 17 November, CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, addressed a missionary conference in Delhi, India.

Picture of the Day: Feast of Lights
The Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours in Thrissur, India, is decorated in colorful lights on 25 November for the annual feast marking the consecration of the church. (photo: CNS/Anto Akkara)

Picture of the Day: The "Untouchables"
Father John Ariekal leads a congregation of Dalits in Pappala in prayer. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Visiting His Flock
Father Edison visits with one of the parishioners in a nearby village. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Page One: Headlines for 2/14/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: The Pope Reaches Out to India
Pope Benedict XVI presents a red hat to Syro-Malankara Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis of Trivandrum, India, during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on 24 November. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: In India, Flames of Faith for Francis
Women hold candles and pictures of newly elected Pope Francis during a Mass of thanksgiving in his honor at a church in Kolkata, India, on 17 March. (photo: CNS /Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters)

Page One: Headlines for 4/2/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: East Meets West
Today, the Vatican announced this coming Sunday, 19 May, Cardinal Cleemis Mar Baselios, major archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Church, will take possession of his titular church in Rome, St. Gregory VII al Gelsomino. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: An Oasis of Hope in Kerala
Arya Raghavan tends the cows at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 6/27/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Reaping What They Sew
With direction from the sisters, women at Queen’s Garments have a chance to better their lives. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Mornings with Mary
Each day the boys at the Malankara Boys’ Home pause on the lawn to pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary before going to school. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Drizzling and Dribbling
Boys from the Malankara Boys' Home decide not to let a little rain spoil a perfectly good game of soccer. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Page One: Headlines for 8/27/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 8/30/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Kicking Addiction
Recovering addicts attend a morning yoga class at the detoxification clinic in Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Meeting India’s Dalit Christians
Mahinder Singh sits with neighbors in their tiny village of Gangapar (photo: John Matthew)

Picture of the Day: Dry Wall
In Gangapar, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a brick house protects the children of Jasvir Singh from floods. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: A Watershed Parish
A girl collects water outside of the 300-square-foot open shed serving as St. Alphonsa Church, the newest parish in the Eparchy of Bijnor, in northern India. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: She’s Just Ducky
A sister of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, one of CNEWA’s partner organizations in India, feeds ducks in Aluva, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Welcome to India
Catechumens greet CNEWA’s president Msgr. John Kozar on his recent pastoral visit to India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Déjà Vu: Reporting on Violence Against Christians in India
Jose Kavi reflects on his experience of reporting on anti-Christian violence in India for more than 30 years.

Picture of the Day: Reviving a Church
A construction worker examines the remaining damage to St. Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, New Delhi. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Securing Sanctuary
Under police protection, workers rebuild St. Sebastian Church in Dilshad Garden, New Delhi. (photo: Jose Jacob)

‘Trying to Bring the Good News of Jesus
Where He Has Never Been Known’

CNEWA's president Msgr. John E. Kozar recently completed a pastoral visit to northern India, and it's attracted some attention in the Catholic press.