Jose Kavi is the editor-in-chief of Matters India, a news portal started in March 2013 to focus on religious and social issues in India. He had headed the India operations of Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) for 25 years until his retirement in 2012. He began his journalism career in 1982 after leaving the Society of Jesus as a scholastic (seminarian). He had worked with South Asian Religious News and United News of India, a national secular news agency, before joining UCAN. He is married and lives in New Delhi with his wife, son and daughter.
Updated: New Delhi - Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar was arrested by Kerala police Friday, accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016. The 5 p.m. arrest occurred after 15 hours of police questioning spanning days in Thrippunithura, a Kochi suburb.
Sr. Joeyanna D'Souza is the first woman elected to leadership of Signis India, the Indian chapter of the World Catholic Association for Communication. D'Souza told GSR that her calling is to use new media for the Gospel. With years of such experience, she spoke to GSR about dealing with internet trolling and fake news.
Patriarchal norms and culture in the Indian church and society shackle women religious, one sister said. "I was not ordained like my brother because I happened to be born as a girl. Is my consecration as a religious less valuable?"
Three months after India's theologians and Catholic religious pressed a congress of bishops to act aggressively against a wave of sex abuse cases involving priests, no official response has come.