Dec 06, 2007 Burning photos of me, a manipulated incident, says Cardinal Toppo
The archbishop of Ranchi rejects accusations of racism against the people of Assam made by a group of Hindu nationalists who burnt photos of him in public. The incident “was manipulated” and “should not be seen as a widespread anti-Christian attitude.”
Aug 15, 2007 Don’t be blinded by nation’s wealth, reach out to poor
While experiencing great economic, social and political achievements, India has a long way to go to meet the promise to “percolate down” prosperity to the millions living on the peripheries of society, said a cardinal of the Asian nation.
Jul 23, 2007 The Indian Catholic Church salutes newly elected President Patil
Pratibha Patil is India’s first woman president. Cardinal Toppo, president of the Indian Bishop’s Conference, greets the news reflecting on its importance. As governor of Rajasthan she had rejected the anti-conversion law, demonstrating her secular convictions and respect for Human Rights.
Apr 22, 2007 Cardinal Toppo meets PM, conveys church concerns
Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday and requested a committee to study the socio-economic profile of the Christian community in India.
Mar 23, 2007 Seeking God? Visit a Shrine
According to the president of Indian bishops' conference, shrines are visible signs of God's loving power.
Feb 14, 2007 La Chiesa deve essere 'ad gentes'
Intervista al porporato indiano, di ritorno da un incontro in Terra Santa sul tema dell'evangelizzazione in Asia e Australia. Il cardinale invita a non lasciare che le leggi anti-conversione in India soffochino lo spirito missionario, parte essenziale della Chiesa.
Feb 12, 2007 Despite Problems, Church In India Is Vibrant
The Catholic Church in India has many problems. However, it is the fourth biggest conference in the Catholic world and it has the highest number of priests and religious in any one country, which is a clear sign of the vibrancy of the faith life of the Indian Catholic community”, declared President of CBCI, Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo.
Dec 22, 2006 India’s new legislations promising
A top ranking Church official has said the recent developments in the country give reasons to hope for “a better tomorrow for the marginalized” people in India.
Sept 12, 2006 “Condemn violence and cling to hope of better future”
The cardinal, president of the Indian Bishops’ Conference, condemned yesterday’s attack against the Muslim community in India and urged people to keep hoping, and to look to Gandhi’s message as the key to the future of the country and all mankind.
Jul 27, 2006 Integrate Social Action Into Day-To-Day Ministry, Urges Cardinal Toppo
“For the Church, charity is not a kind of welfare activity which could well be left to others, but is a part of her nature, an indispensable expression of her very being. Therefore, Christians should integrate social action into their day-to-day ministry,” declared Ranchi Archbishop, Cardinal Telesphore Toppo.
Jun 14, 2006 Cardinal slams Judeo
Church leaders today accused Chhattisgarh M.P. Dilip Singh Judeo of dividing tribals and Christians.
May 29, 2006 Reservation should help everyone's progress: Cardinal Toppo
Catholic Bishops' Conference of India President Cardinal Telesphore P Toppo says the government should increase seats in institutions of higher learning so that quota meant for backward classes does not negatively affect other students.
May 17, 2006 Murmu shields Cardinal
Adivasi Adhikar Morcha chief convener Salkhan Murmu today defended Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo who has drawn the ire of various political leaders for releasing an adivasi manifesto two days ago.
May 09, 2006 Cardinal in caste conflict
The conflict between tribals and Kurmis resurfaced today after the release of the Adivasi Manifesto, a 24-page booklet. This time, Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo is at the centre of the controversy.
May 07, 2006 Tribal manifesto in quota cry
Brushing aside lobbying by a section of tribal leaders, Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo today went ahead in releasing the Adivasi (tribal) manifesto, a 24-page booklet drafted by a faction of the Adivasi Adhikar Morcha led by former MP Salkhan Murmu.
May 07, 2006 Cardinal distances himself from 'tribal manifesto' row
Cardinal distances himself from 'tribal manifesto' row
Ranchi: Clarifying his stand, Cardinal Telesphore P Toppo has said that he supported only the "apolitical" part of the tribal manifesto of Adivasi Adhikar Morcha (AAM), released by him on May three.
Feb 22, 2006 Toppo to lead plan panel, again
Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo today was re-elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), by a record margin of 126 votes out of the 150 votes cast. He will hold office for two more years.
Feb 12, 2006 Church should educate marginalized: Cardinal Toppo
In his presidential address at 27th General Body Meeting of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India in Bangalore, CBCI President Cardinal Telesphore Toppo says imparting Catholic education to the marginalized in India should be the Church's common vocation and mission.
Dec 26, 2005 CBCI Condemns burning of Cardinal's effigy
The Catholic Bishop's Conference of India today condemned the burning of effigy of Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, the Archbishop of Ranchi and said the malicious campaign against Christian Community has disturbed the communal harmony and social amity among all the tribals of Jharkhand.
Dec 26, 2005 Church salvo on effigy burning
The highest decision-making body of the Roman Catholic Church in India has finally condemned Cardinal Telesphore Toppo’s effigy burning incident by the various radical groups in and around Ranchi.
Jun 25, 2005 "No generalicemos: India siempre es un ejemplo de tolerancia"
A pesar del reciente llamamiento de la Conferencia Episcopal de la India - que ha pedido al gobierno de la Unión un mayor compromiso en preservar las minorías religiosas - otro episodio conmocionó ayer, 21 de junio, a la Iglesia católica india.
Jun 07, 2005 Cardinal in aid cry from group of 8
Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo, leading a Vatican delegation to the European capitals, has appealed to G-8 leaders to help reduce debts of the Third World countries and aid debtridden ones to release more funds for education and health.
May 06, 2005 Pope Benedict XVI is a Great Visionary
The election of the new Pope in a short span of time is a sign of unity of the Church in the whole world. As described by many, Pope Benedict XVI is an intellectual giant and yet a very humble and simple person. By Telesphore Cardinal P. Toppo.
May 05, 2005 El cardenal Toppo invita a Benedicto XVI a visitar la India
Benedicto XVI tiene interés especial en la India, en su cultura y en proseguir el diálogo interreligioso, reconoció el cardenal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, presidente de la Conferencia de los Obispos Católicos de la India (CBCI), en un encuentro con la prensa el viernes pasado.
May 02, 2005 New pope admires India
New Pope Benedict XVI will be good for India as he "really admires the Indian ethos, culture and civilisation", a cardinal who has just returned from the Vatican after the papal election said Friday.
Mar 02, 2005 No need for anti-conversion law
Jharkhand's Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo Friday said there was no need for an anti-conversion law in India. Announcing a five-day bishops' meet on family values in Ranchi from March 4, the cardinal asked: "If people accept a religion according to their own conscience, how can it be justified as wrong?"
Feb 02, 2005 We are all brothers and sisters and shouldn’t have to wait for tragedies
During his trip, the Cardinal made a stopover at Vailankanni shrine in Tamil Nadu where he presided over a multi-faith meeting. This gave him the opportunity to encourage mutual solidarity among the different communities of the area and to remind those who met that “we might have secondary differences but we are substantially one family”.
Nov 02, 2004 “Gli attacchi del fondamentalismo indù non ci fanno paura.”
In una stagione in cui gli attacchi dei fondamentalisti contro i cristiani non sembrano diminuire, la Chiesa indiana continua a dare al sua testimonianza e guarda al futuro con fiducia. Lo ha detto in un colloquio con l’Agenzia Fides il Card. Telesphore Toppo, Presidente della Conferenza Episcopale Indiana.