The share of Christians in the Tamil Nadu population has been growing since 1951, when it was at 4.7 percent.4.4 million Christians in Tamil Nadu, which is 6.12 percent of the state’s 72.12 million people.Tamil Nadu is second only to Kerala in terms of Christian population. While Tamil Nadu has 4.4 million Christians in Kerala has 6.1 million.These two southernmost states of India thus accommodate more than 10 million of the total 28 million Christians in the country,
Harassed Christians of Jharkhand
Ranchi: As many as 16 Dalit Christians had to flee their homes after refusing to worship Hindu gods in Jharkhand state, eastern IndiaChristian leaders view the incident as part of an orchestrated strategy to defame, discredit and terrorize Christians and discourage people from joining Christianity.
The first 100 days of 2016 have already witnessed more than 50 incidents of targeted violence against Christians in India. In some of these incidents, even the First Information Report (FIR) is yet to be registered. On the contrary, FIRs have been registered against the victims on the basis of false complaints.
Hong Kong Diocese petition calls on pope intercession on freedom of religion.
Posted on April 25, 2016, 1:52 PM
Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong leads a prayer service calling for an end to religious persecution in China. (Photo supplied) Hong Kong:
Leading a prayer service in front of China's Hong Kong liaison office, retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong called on Beijing to end the persecution of Christians and allow religious freedom.
"Facing all this persecution, we cannot take it for granted. We cannot stand idly. If we keep silent, we are accomplices," Cardinal Zen told a group of about 100 people who attended the April 24 service.