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Indian Church unhappy with same-sex ruling

NEW DELHI (UCAN): India’s Supreme Court struck down a section of the Indian Penal Code that said homosexual acts in public or private were a crime punishable with a jail term of up to 10 years on September 6.
 
In a landmark judgment, the court ruled that homosexual acts between consenting adults are no longer a crime, saying that the colonial-era law was irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary, though sexual activity with animals and non-adults remain punishable offenses.
 

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Indian state called out for harassing Christians

Bhopal (UCAN): Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, called on the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, to intervene and stop the harassment of Christians after the state of Jharkhand ordered a probe into the funding of more than 80 Christian organisations.
 

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Don’t sideline constitution Indian cardinal says

BANGALORE (CNS): “Poverty is the mortal sin of modern times. It is the biggest terrorism and evil that needs to be fought by the Church,” said Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar. He was delivering the keynote address at the inaugural session of the 33rd general body meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) that began in Bengaluru on February 2 on the theme, United in diversity for a mission of mercy and witness.
 

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