Kandhamal

12 houses razed to the ground, belonging to Christians of Kandhamal

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Orissa, 12 houses razed to the ground, belonging to Christians of Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho"By depriving the Christians of a roof", accuses Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "the Raikia government has created a new Bethlehem. As Jesus was born in a manger, so these women and children will spend Christmas in the cold, in extreme poverty, abandoned by their own administration."

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Spiritual retreat for clergymen hurt during Orissa persecution

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Organised by Mgr John Barwa, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar, the meeting will be held from 10 to 12 December. It will bring together clergymen hurt during anti-Christian pogroms in Kandhamal (2008). Fr Errol Fernandes, a Jesuit priest will run the retreat, speaks about it. Besides the pain and suffering, Christ "must remain the inspiration" to face every challenge.

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Supreme Court: Fresh investigations into anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal

Nirmala Carvalho

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Supreme Court: Fresh investigations into anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
The highest court in India demands Orissa account for the numerous acquittals related to the pogroms of 2008. Of 185 trials, only 64 convictions and all for minor offenses. No sentence for murder, rape, looting, arson. A report compiled by an NGO led the Supreme Court to action.

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