Mumbai: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay and one of the eight key advisers of Pope Francis, wants the Church in India to initiate a process to declare as martyrs those killed during an anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal, Odisha, eastern India.Gloobal council of Indian Christians(GCIC) relentlessly campaigned from 2007 December 25th for justice for Kandhamal victims and protested infront of Parliament with 72 victims of Kandhamal violence
Seven years by the anti-Christian pogroms in Kandhamal, still no justice
by Nirmala Carvalho
In August 2008 Hindu radicals have unleashed the worst violence against Christians. A local Christian was burned at the stake for his religious faith. The heartbreaking story of the widow. The Global Council of Indian Christians provides legal and financial support to the families of victims.
Berhampur: People of Kandhamal can look forward to joyous Christmas celebration. The district-level peace committee meeting at Phulbani, which was attended by district administration officials, police officers and representatives of different communities, on Wednesday decided to celebrate the festival in a peaceful manner.
Phulbani-( Br. Markose)
I was at Phulbani on 23rd Nov. It was a surprise for me to note that a small temple has been built on govt land opposite to Catholic Church at Phulbani. The temple has been built during past two month's time. because during my last visit to Phulbani, there was no temple. How could a temple be built on govt land in a town which is headquarters of the district? Is it possible without support of district administration? A temple built on govt land opposite to church is surely with malafide intentions.