Church withdraws action against nun who protested against Bishop Franco

The Catholic Church in Kerala withdrew action against Sister Lucy Kalappura, who came out publicly in support of the five nuns who sat on protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kochi for two weeks. The withdrawal followed strong protests by parishioners belonging to Karakkamala, which comes under the Manathavady Diocese in Wayanad district of Kerala. […]

Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

St Agnes College, one of the top destinations for higher education for women in Mangalore, has invited protests by some Muslims for continuing with its ‘no hijab’ policy inside classrooms. The college, run by Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, said students have to conform to the college’s dress code that has been in existence […]

Christian man who married Hindu girl summoned by Tribunal

A Christian man who married a Hindu woman ten years ago has now received a notice from a ‘Special Administrative Tribunal’ of the Catholic Church seeking an explanation. The letter dated six days ago “requests” the man to appear before the ‘tribunal’ to discuss how he ended up getting married and living in a fashion […]

Catholic Church attacks Kerala Muslim League in letter to Sonia

The Catholic Church has written to Sonia Gandhi alleging that certain communities have “hijacked” the education sector in Kerala in what is seen as a direct attack on the Muslim League, a Congress partner that is in charge of the education department. The education sector in Kerala has traditionally been dominated by Christians, who run […]