A Catholic Church leader has come out firmly against the Delhi High Court's gay-affirming decision. He warned that the government legalizing homosexuality must not be construed as declaring homosexual behavior as "morally permissible."
A U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) delegation was scheduled to visit India to study the status of religious freedom there but has been denied visas.
The Catholic Church in the southern Indian state of Kerala has urged its members to distance themselves from prayer groups that promise miracles. Such groups, the Church says, is behind the propagation of hate and division between religious communities.
India's recently re-elected United Progressive Alliance government will enact a comprehensive law to deal with communal violence and help ensure adequate protection to minorities, including Christians.
In an appeal on Wednesday, the Barnabas Fund said a "major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the north-east of Sri Lanka as the country's long civil war intensifies once more."
According to the Evangelical Fellowship of India, about 30 extremists from a Hindu group attacked a Christian meeting, injuring 10 believers and a five-year-old girl in Mumbai.
A Christian missionary organization aiding hundreds of churches in the Nepal has expressed concern over the political turmoil in the strife-torn Himalayan country.
Following the persecution of Christians in Orissa and Karnataka, the Government of India on Thursday criticized the state governments for their failure to control the violence by Hindu radical groups.