An Indian human rights group that monitors atrocities against Christians has expressed opposition to a directive by Daman's administration requiring the mandatory veneration of the Hindu goddess of knowledge.
The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need supports the calls for the release of Jesuit priest Fr. Stan Swamy, who has been incarcerated since October 8 for alleged illegal activities and denied release on bail.
Father Carlos Gonzalez Valles, who spent five decades in India and left his imprint on the country authoring 78 books in the Gujarati language, passed away in Madrid, Spain Oct. 9. He was 95 years of age.