Kochi: Mar George Alanchery has been selected as the new major archbishop of Syro Malabar church.Global council of Indian Christians(GCIC) congratulated new major Archbishop for being elected to the coveted position in the Indian church. Mar Geroge replaces Archbishop Mar Varkey Vithayathil, who died months back. Alencherry was chosen by 46 bishops through voting. The announcement came at the same time in Vatican and Kochi.
Sultanbathery- Kerala (20- 04-2011): Eva. Joseph serves the Lord through the El Shadai Ministry of Nilambur. On Wednesday, 20-04-2011, he set out in his Maruthi car along with three more brothers belonging to his ministry, to distribute Christian literature and copies of the New Testament to those who wish to know more about the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Despite the government's efforts to foster communal harmony, "low police to population ratio, corruption, and an overburdened and antiquated court system", violations of religious freedom exist in India, a U.S. report has said.
While legal protections against violations of religious freedom exist in India, corruption and a lack of sufficient trained police led to the law not always being enforced rigorously, according to a recently released report by the State Department of the United States.The International Religious Freedom Report 2010, the State Department said that despite government efforts to foster communal harmony, extremist groups continued to view “ineffective investigation and prosecution of attacks on religious Christian minorities” as a signal that they could commit such violence with impunity.