Kandhamal's violence-hit Christians continue to inspire


Catholic women leaders from across India with Christians in the Kandhamal region of eastern on Oct. 5. Anti-Christian violence erupted in the region nine years ago resulting in 100 deaths. (photo provided) Bhubaneswar:
Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

Khandamal Catholic Priest Attacked.

Sakananda isa small village about 4 kilometers noth of Gudayagiri at Khandamal. The Catholic parist at Sukananda is about 100 years old. The church priest’s residence is adjucent to the convent of mIssioanries of charity. This church was badly ransacked and destroyed during the communal violence of 2008. A grotto stands onthe hill behind the church. Rev Sisisrkant Sabhanayak is the parish priest since 2010.