Simply Spirit: In 2010, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India approved a gender policy aimed at integrating gender justice into ever level of the church.
Seven young people from six countries shared their stories with the pope and asked him questions during a Google Hangout, a live video conversation online.
Church leaders criticized police manhandling of Christians who gathered Feb. 5 at the gate of Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi to protest recent attacks on churches.
"The people are angry, anguished and frustrated. Five churches have been attacked in Delhi in two months and yet, not a single arrest has been made so far," Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi told Catholic News Service Feb. 5.
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The 128-year-old Holy Family Catholic Church is still recovering from a flood that killed more than 450 people and affected millions more.
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Yeoor village, known to many in India for its proximity to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, is one of the country's top tourist locations.
But the tribal village is also known for a more dubious distinction, as one of the many hamlets in Maharashtra state without electricity.
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