Indian Jesuit imprisoned on 'terrorism charges' dies in hospital

Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy, 84, jailed on dubious terrorism charges since October, died July 5 at Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai. He had been moved to the hospital from jail in late May, under orders from a local court.

COVID-19 takes toll on Indian church leaders

Amid thousands dying daily of COVID-19 in India, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on church leaders. Dozens of priests, scores of nuns and hundreds of laypeople have died since mid-April.

Hospitals in India struggle as COVID-19 deaths hit record highs

Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients as India set records for the number of COVID-19 deaths — numbers many people believe were underreported.

Indian cardinal says religion should never be basis for citizenship

As India continued to experience violent protests against a controversial citizenship law, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said citizenship should never be based on a person's religion.