Pope Francis has granted the title of Lawyer of the Roman Rota to Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bombay, India.The Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) congratulates His Eminence on his prestigious appointment to the Roman Rota by Pope.
A top Hindu American outfit said the hearing on a Christian charity organisation is "an undue endorsement" of one religion over other."We believe that Compassion International s claim that it is a humanitarian organisation only, while its publicly stated mission is evangelisation, is disingenuous," said Suhag Shukla, executive director and legal counsel of the Hindu American Foundation.(Earlier : Top American lawmakers have expressed concern over the alleged curbs imposed by India on a Christian charity organisation whose representatives appeared before a Congressional hearing seeking change in New Delhi's policies related to foreign funding of NGOs.
Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) wishes its readers Happy Diwali.
The imagery of Diwali that evokes the Bible's own imagery of light and darkness, and provides a fascinating and distinctly Indian frame for the master narrative of the Bible -- the story of God redeeming humanity through the life and work of Jesus.
Planned terrorism cannot be taken lightly as Islamic militancy poses a threat to all mankind.Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) urges christians to come out of political correctness to address this challenge.Middle east genocide against christians should open eyes of the christian leaders.."Salafism" in India is directly connected with terrorism,according to reports emanating from various quarters.GCIC had attempted to raise this after hand chopping of Prof. T. J. Joseph in Kerala,let us read the writings on the wall.
Media reports that terrorists connected to the so-called Islamic State(IS) plan to target Syrian Christians in Kerala is causing concerns for religious leaders in the southern Indian state.The Times of India daily recently reported that Kerala police have busted an IS-inspired cell.Interrogations reportedly revealed that the Islamic militant outfit was targeting churches and institutions run by "a denomination of Christians of Syrian lineage.".The report did not specify the denomination, but said they were targeted because their ancestors had killed Muslims during the historical crusades.