Thomas Scaria is a senior journalist based in India who has worked in Sri Lanka until recently in an intergovernmental organization. He has written for the Union of Catholic Asian News since 1991 and received its 2000 Best Reporter award. He also writes for Matters India, a news portal that focuses on religious and social issues and collaborates with Global Sisters Report.

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Catholic nun among 16 given permission to kill wild boars attacking farms in southern India

The Kerala High Court on Sept. 18 gave special permission to Sr. Jofi Joseph and other members of a farmers group after they complained about the menace from the boars.

Q&A with Sr. Theresa Crasta, who worked with special needs children before evacuating Kabul

Sr. Theresa Crasta of the Sisters of Maria Bambina shares her experiences of working with special needs children in Afghanistan as well as her rescue from the war-stricken country after the Taliban captured Kabul.

In congregation's 100th year, Bethany Sisters' lay associates outnumber the nuns

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany launched the Bethany Lay Associates in 2009 in order to encourage lay collaboration. As of this year, the congregation's centennial, the lay associates now outnumber the sisters.

Apostolic Carmel nuns complete 150 years as pioneers of women's education in India

Founded in India in 1870, the Apostolic Carmel sisters started a century and a half of their devotion to educate girls in India at a time when very few girls were provided any formal education.