We must raise $3,183 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New archbishop for Indian archdiocese at center of Orissa violence

Catholic World News - February 14, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI has named a new archbishop to lead the Catholic Church in Orissa, the Indian state that has been troubled by waves of anti-Christian violence.

Bishop John Barwa, who had been serving in the Rourkela diocese, will become Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. He will replace Archbishop Raphael Cheenath—who, although he submitted his resignation more than a year ago, when he turned 75, admitted that he was surprised that his replacement had been announced.

Meanwhile the specter of anti-Christian violence was evident in the state of Madhya Pradesh, where a Hindu militant leader rallied his followers by comparing Christians to bugs that must be exterminated.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($3,183 to go):
$35,000.00 $31,816.87
9% 91%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Feb. 15, 2011 2:57 PM ET USA

    The Asia News article was interesting. Apparently one of the sadhus (aescetics) criticised the Hindu leaders for their invective against the Christians, and other sadhus followed his lead. Glory be to God who made us all in his image.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Scientific Evidence for the Creator 10 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25
Cardinal Kasper: Will flattery get him somewhere? March 25
An ecclesiastical battle over Germany March 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13