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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Sisters support fisherpeople protesting new international seaport in India

Hundreds of Catholic nuns have joined activists in India to protest the under-construction Vizhinjam Port, which opponents say is causing environmental destruction and leading to displacement of the fishing community.

Sisters in India rehabilitate young people from drug and alcohol abuse

Catholic nuns from various congregations are engaged in saving India's young people from addictions to substances and alcohol.

Q & A with Sr. Ligi Payyappilly, helping people in war-torn Ukraine

St. Joseph of Saint-Marc Sr. Ligi Payyappilly, a native of India who is now a Ukraine citizen, has been using her network as a renowned retreat preacher to support her rescue operations and refugee services.

Q & A with Sr. Mary Mascarenhas, advocating for people with leprosy for 40 years

Sr. Mary Mascarenhas has been called "the Mother Teresa of Bengaluru" for her 40 years of outstanding work among leprosy patients. She shared with GSR her struggles for restoring the dignity of leprosy patients.