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Monument of John Paul II unveiled in Moscow


October 15th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument to late Pope John Paul II was unveiled Friday in the courtyard of the Moscow's library of foreign languages.It will share the ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s slum kids seek Don Bosco’s blessings


July 17th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Children from slums, students and people from all walks of life Sunday paid homage to the 19th century Italian priest and educator St. John Bosco, whose ... Read more...

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Don Bosco relics arrive in Kolkata


July 15th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The relics of 19th century Italian priest and educator St. John Bosco arrived Friday in the city's Auxilium Parish. The sacred remains of the saint will ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II’s beatification gathers 1.5 million people


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday conducted one of the largest Vatican Masses as more than 1.5 million people attended the ceremony in which Pope John Paul II ... Read more...

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John Paul II beatified (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 1 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II Sunday before a large crowd that congregated in St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets of Rome, taking the late ... Read more...

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Pope’s September 2010 UK state visit cost taxpayers seven million pounds


February 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17(ANI): Pope Benedict XVI's four-day state visit to the United Kingdom last September cost the taxpayer at least seven million pounds, the UK Foreign Office has disclosed.According to the ... Read more...

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Australia’s search for match-winning spinner is over: Hughes


February 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): Former Test captain Kim Hughes has said that the long search for Australia's next match-winning spinner is over, and added South Australian tweaker Nathan Lyon was the emerging ... Read more...

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Pope concludes Britain visit with mass, beatification


September 19th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI is due to end his four-day official visit to Britain Sunday with the beatification of a 19th century English convert, seen by the Catholic Church ... Read more...

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Papal Visit in the UK Expected to Draw Smaller Crowds Than Anticipated


September 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Britain is going to draw smaller crowds ... Read more...

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U.K. Catholic Heads Expect Smaller Crowds For Papal Visit


September 15th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although the Lancashire Catholics maintained in front of the media sources that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to United Kingdom is going to be a ... Read more...

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Smaller crowds anticipated in UK for the papal visit


September 15th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England has announced that they now expect only 55,000 worshipers to gather for the beatification of Cardinal Newman ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa’s birth centenary celebrations begin


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The official birth centenary celebrations of Mother Teresa began here Monday even as a clergyman said the Nobel Peace Prize winner's elevation to sainthood may take some more ... Read more...

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Leaked memo will not affect Pope’s Britain visit: Vatican


April 26th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 26 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has said there will be no changes to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain in September despite an embarrassing memo that has apparently mocked the ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II’s sainthood delayed amid doubts over prerequisite miracle?


March 6th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Mar. 6 (ANI): Pope John Paul II's shortcut to sainthood has come in danger after doubts were raised over his prerequisite miracle, in which the late pontiff reportedly cured a nun ... Read more...

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For Nepal’s ex-royals, it’s business as unusual


February 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) When Nepal's last king Gyanendra ascended the throne in 2001 after the death of his elder brother in a palace massacre, some of the Hindu ... Read more...

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Vatican defends wartime pope’s beatification


December 24th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 24 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has defended its moves towards making Pope Pius XII a saint saying that they reflected the controversial wartime pontiff's piety, not his "historical impact". Responding ... Read more...

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Kolkata holds special prayers on Mother Teresa’s 99th birth anniversary


August 26th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Shankha GhoshKolkata, Aug.26 (ANI): Special prayers were held at the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity on Wednesday on the occasion of Mother Teresa's 99th birth anniversary.A mass was organised at ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee releases commemorative coins of Saint Alphonsa


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday released a set of commemorative coins to mark the birth centenary of the first Indian woman Catholic Saint Alphonsa, who was ... Read more...

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Sophia Loren calls for beatification of late Pope John Paul II


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Italian actress Sophia Loren has called on leaders of the Catholic Church to approve the beatification of late pope John Paul II.Loren, 74, a devout Roman Catholic, told ... Read more...

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First Indian nun to be canonised in Vatican today


October 12th, 2008 - 8:51 am ICT by ANI
Vatican, Oct 12 (ANI): Sister Alphonsa from Kerala will become the first nun from the country to be canonised by the Vatican today.The date was announced after a formal meeting of ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II to be beatified by spring 2009


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): Pope John Paul II could ascent to sainthood by next spring, possibly in time for the fourth anniversary of his death, a cardinal at the Vatican predicts.Monsignor ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict says John Paul II had supernatural qualities


April 3rd, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, April 3 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI said that his successor John Paul II had supernatural qualities, while speaking at a mass in St Peter's Square to mark the third anniversary ... Read more...

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Roman Catholic Church to accord sainthood to Sister Alphonsa from India


March 3rd, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin
Kottayam (Kerala), Mar 3 (ANI): Sister Alphonsa from Kerala will become the first nun from the country to be canonised by the Vatican .She will become Saint Alphonsa on October 12 this ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa’s followers in dark over Alphonsa sainthood


March 3rd, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The Missionaries of Charity (MoC), the order of nuns founded by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, is eagerly waiting a second miracle for her sainthood. But they are in ... Read more...

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