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A Catholic church in Fatehgarh Churian, Gurdaspur | Shubhangi Misra | ThePrint

How Christianity is growing among Mazhabi Sikhs & Valmiki Hindus in Punjab’s villages

Christianity is growing in Punjab, mirroring what states like Tamil Nadu experienced in the 1980s and 1990s. Small churches are springing up on the rooftops of many villages.
A picture of the meeting between Pope Francis and Narendra Modi. | Photo Credit: Twitter/@narendramodi

For BJP, Modi-Pope meet a route to Christian votes. But Francis’ gift has the real message

Pope Francis is aware of the prevailing xenophobia in India. And so he conveyed his message to Modi through a parable. One hopes the true papal message is understood.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Pope Francis at the Vatican City on 30 October 2021| PTI

Modi and Pope Francis must call out global Hinduphobia, else the propaganda will carry on

Modi's duty as PM towards Hindus doesn't just involve getting Hindu-friendly photo-ops but recognising the global propaganda campaign to strip Hindus of their rights as Hindus.

Punjab’s Dalits are shifting state politics, flocking churches, singing Chamar pride

In this ground report, ThePrint travels across 7 districts of Punjab to highlight the fault lines, and focus on a revolution that is now starting to be recognised.
A postcard showing Rev. Makdoh going for Sunday service on Khasi Hills. | Photo Credit: Tarun Bhartiya

Missionary is not a popular word in India. But in the Khasi hills, it holds a different meaning

Artist Tarun Bhartiya's exhibition of black and white photographs maps how faith is not easily given up or followed in the Khasi hills of Meghalaya.
Representational image | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

For wealth chasers, liberation theology is Marxist. For others, it’s justice and freedom

Defaming certain faiths is part of a carefully crafted and meticulously managed project. Its latest and most illustrious trophy is Father Stan Swamy.
A church in Kottayam, Kerala | Photo: Fatima Khan | ThePrint

Stop blaming Jesuits for violence, insurgency without evidence. Indian Catholics aren’t divisive

For Jaithirth Rao, the Indian State and Hindu society are synonymous. He seems unable or unwilling to envision a pluralistic polity enshrined in our Constitution.
A church in Tamenglong, Manipur | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

Marxist Jesuits are not for tribal welfare. India and Indian Catholics both must realise that

Marxist Catholic priests in India are no longer happy focusing on old-fashioned parish work. Instead, they want to guide tribals towards ‘revolutionary Marxism’.
An aerial view of the front side of Christian Medical College in Vellore | Photo:

HIV, polio, now Covid — How CMC Vellore has been leading healthcare & research for 121 yrs

First open heart surgery, first detection of HIV in blood sample, first reconstructive surgery for leprosy, first bone marrow transplant — CMC Vellore has long list of firsts in medical health.

Viral photo of Sonia Gandhi with Christian conversion book in background is morphed

The viral photograph of Congress President Sonia Gandhi shows a book titled 'How to convert India into a Christian Nation' in the background along with the Holy Bible and a statue of Jesus Christ.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.