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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Monday Starter: Convent's music therapy comforts Ukraine's war victims

A convent in western Ukraine that until recently sheltered refugees has been turned into a retreat center where nuns use music therapy to console and comfort. A five-member band of trained musicians, all nuns, sings, prays and consoles people affected by depression and anxiety.

Four congregations of nuns merge charisms to benefit people with leprosy

At Sumanahalli in Bengaluru, India, sisters use an integrated approach to treat and rehabilitate leprosy patients. "We follow different charisms and spirituality, but when we work together, they help people differently."

Sisters protest in streets against economic crises in Sri Lanka

Sr. Dulcie Peiris, the superior of the Salvatorian formation center in Sri Lanka, said the nation's current economic crises are unlike anything she has experienced, "not even during the 30 years of civil war."

'They are hungry, angry and frustrated': Indian nun recounts Russian atrocities in Ukraine

A Catholic nun from India serving the war-hit people of Ukraine says hungry and frustrated Russian soldiers now invade Ukrainian homes, loot food and rape women.