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India’s first Dalit cardinal vows to be ‘missionary of compassion’

The Indian Church leader said his elevation to the College of Cardinals is in keeping with Pope Francis’ “care for the poorest of the poor”

With new Dalit cardinal, will India’s Catholic hierarchy stop caste hegemony?

The synodality process in the Indian Church needs first of all listening to the critical voices of the marginalized and excluded

Catholic bishops in India’s Tamil Nadu state urged to empower Dalits

The group said that if the bishops fail, the movement will launch protest actions

Creation of Dalit cardinal ‘sign of hope’ for Catholics in India

“This a sign that the Dalits have hope in the Church through the Holy Father”

India’s Dalit Christians hold another protest against installation of non-Dalit bishop

A series of protest actions greeted the appointment of Bishop Francis Kalist, a non-Dalit, as prelate of the Diocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore

Dalits, Indigenous Peoples in India have shorter life span, says study

Research studies suggest that life expectancy varies with different social characteristics, caste, religion, and region

India’s Dalit Catholics intensify protest against ‘discrimination’ in appointment of bishop

For months, Dalit groups have been appealing to Catholic Church leaders to appoint a Dalit archbishop, even meeting with the apostolic nuncio

Catholics in India’s Tamil Nadu state protest appointment of non-Dalit bishop

Dalit groups have been appealing to Catholic Church leaders to appoint a Dalit archbishop, even meeting with the apostolic nuncio

Dalit woman becomes mayor of one of India’s biggest cities

Priya Rajan, 28, is the youngest person and third woman to hold the position since the Greater Chennai Corporation was founded 334 years ago

India’s Dalit Catholics welcome papal nuncio’s clarification on appointment of bishops

The alleged “discrimination” in the appointment of bishops was raised by a group of Dalit Christians in an audience with the Vatican envoy

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