Kandhamal survivors call for end to crisis in Syria

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Bhubaneswar: The survivors of anti-Christian massacres that occurred in 2008 in Kandhamal district in the Indian state of Orissa have called to end crisis in Syria.

This was one of the unanimous voices when about 80 survivors of the violence, organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, gathered at Pastoral Center in Konjamendi, in Kandhamal district on Feb 9 for the first ever meeting of the survivors of anti-Christian pogrom.

Michigan man arrested amid alleged support for Isis and plot against church

Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, arrested in Detroit suburbs after long FBI surveillance but not charged with terrorism-related crimes A Michigan man is accused of supporting Isis and plotting an attack on a Detroit church.
Saturday 6 February 2016 22.33 GMT
Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church.

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Caring for ostracized community

Bhopal: “This is my new life and I am indebted to my Ma [mother],” says Gundeli Bai, who has lost fingers on both hands due to leprosy. “I would have died, and my body could have been eaten by dogs long ago,” says Bai, who has been living for more than two decades in an enclave for leprosy patients started by her “Ma,” Sr. Julia Thundathil.
Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is a skin disease considered to be a curse in India. Those infected with it are ostracized from family and society.

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UP:Pastors detained for praying in the staff conferanse-Released

UP-Robertsganj, Sonbhadra District
Pastor Sajju K John from India Mission along with 20 Pastors are in Police custody. They were having their staff prayer meeting this evening. A mob of people came and disrupted the meeting. They were taken through the street, humiliated, beaten and abused. Right now they are in police custody in Robertsganj, Sonbhadra District.They were later today relesed without charges

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