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Kerala’s Jacobite Church orders probe into bishop’s claims


June 25th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) The Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church Monday asked its bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis to keep away from all duties and responsibilities as a bishop and formed an ... Read more...

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‘Gay marriage worst threat in 500 years’


June 13th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The British government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage is one of the most serious threats to the Church of England in its 500-year history, the clergy ... Read more...

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Pope denounces gay marriage


March 10th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI has denounced gay weddings, terming them as "powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage".The pope urged US ... Read more...

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Stop harassing Christians, Tamil bishops tell government


March 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) The central government should stop harassing Christians and withdraw the negative remarks on the Tuticorin Diocese for allegedly financing the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protesters, ... Read more...

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British schools to teach kids about gay marriage


February 27th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Schools in Britain will be "forced" to teach children the importance of gay marriage, in a bid to redefine the institution of marriage, and teachers who ... Read more...

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Catholics in Kerala elated as Alencherry ordained cardinal


February 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) Catholics in Kerala were elated as Mar George Alencherry, the major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, was Saturday ordained a cardinal of the ... Read more...

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Cardinal-designate George Alencherry leaves for Vatican


February 15th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) The 66-year-old Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, Mar George Alencherry, who was elevated to the post of Cardinal, left for the Vatican ... Read more...

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4,000 cases of Catholic priests abusing kids probed


February 8th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) More than 4,000 cases of Catholic priests sexually abusing children have been investigated in the past one decade, said a top churchman in the Vatican city.Cardinal ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrated with fervour in Meghalaya


December 25th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 25 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya Sunday celebrated Christmas with fervour and spirit, exchanging greetings and gifts with friends and relatives.Bishops and pastors led services and delivered sermons in ... Read more...

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From cut-outs to being cut out, Kudankulam officials baffled


October 14th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) From red carpet to furious protests. Officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) remember the arches raised to welcome them to Kudankulam not long ago, ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators seek blessings before cabinet innings


May 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala's chief minister-designate Oommen Chandy and several leaders of the United Democratic Front were seen heading to churches before being sworn in Wednesday afternoon.Congress veteran Chandy, ... Read more...

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Vatican to issue new sex abuse guidelines for bishops


May 12th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 12 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican will issue a new document for bishops next week on dealing with cases of sexual abuse of children by priests.The letter, due Monday ... Read more...

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Ruby’s haste to wed boyfriend riles Catholic Church


April 28th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Genoa (Italy), April 28 (IANS/AKI) The teenage Moroccan erotic dancer who Italy's prime minister allegedly paid for sex has been pressuring local priests in the northern port city of Genoa ... Read more...

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Retired bishop in Oz says some priests do not view child sex as breach of virtue


April 25th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Apr 25 (ANI): A retired Catholic bishop in Australia has claimed that some priests do not view the molestation of boys as a breach of their celibacy vows.Geoffrey Robinson, the former ... Read more...

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Cameron wants Muslim clerics in Lords


April 25th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 25 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron wants Muslim clerics to sit beside bishops in the House of Lords.Proposals for a spiritual shake-up of the chamber have come from ... Read more...

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Karnataka to drop cases against Christians


February 18th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government Friday said it would withdraw cases registered against over 300 Christians when they protested attacks on churches in 2008."The government will take steps ... Read more...

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Karnataka bishops to protest church attacks


February 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangalore Archbishop Bernard Moras will lead 17 bishops in a sit-in protest Friday and the Christian community will hold a rally and candle light vigil here Monday ... Read more...

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Pope calls for Church to reflect on what led to abuse


December 21st, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 21 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has said that the Catholic Church has to reflect on how the Christian lifestyle and the Vatican's message may have led to the sexual ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed urges Church of England to approve women bishops


November 28th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 28 (ANI): Welcoming Synod of Church of England on starting new five-year term on November 23, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged it to finally approve the introduction ... Read more...

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Church of England branded ‘fascist’ and ‘vindictive’


October 17th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): An Anglican bishop slammed his Church, branding it 'vicious' and 'fascist', while explaining his decision to defect to the Roman Catholic Church. The Rt Rev John Broadhurst, the ... Read more...

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Italian church welcomes legal action in sex abuse cases


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 2 (IANS/AKI) Italy's catholic church has welcomed civil suites against priests for alleged sexual abuse, said Monsignor Mariano Crociata, secretary-general of the Italian Episcopal Conference."There will be no obstacles ... Read more...

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Pope’s aide’s branding of UK as ‘Third World’ sparks race row in Britain


September 16th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Pope Benedict's visit to Britain was plunged into controversy following his key aide, Cardinal Walter Kasper's reference to the UK as a 'Third World' country.The German - a ... Read more...

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Dwindling numbers worry Kerala church


August 22nd, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 22 (IANS) A four-day assembly of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church that concluded here Sunday expressed deep concern that the numbers of its faithful were dwindling. "We are worried because life ... Read more...

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Over 300,000 gather for religious festival in Mexico


August 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 310,000 people from 43 countries gathered at La Luz del Mundo (The Light of the World) church here for the Holy Supper, the sect's most ... Read more...

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Vatican: Ordaining women priests is a grave crime


July 18th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has denied that trying to ordain a female priest in the Roman Catholic Church is not the same as priestly pedophilia.The Church has come ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed lauds Church of England for allowing female bishops


July 14th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 14 (ANI): Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.This decision was ... Read more...

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Synod rejects concession on women bishops in England


July 11th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The Church of England is facing a fresh crisis after the archbishops of Canterbury and York failed to win enough support for a compromise over women bishops at ... Read more...

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Vatican is all set to revise its rules dealing with sexual abuse


July 9th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of the Catholic Church - Vatican says that they would revise the rules on child sex abuse. The church will introduce penalties for child ... Read more...

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New Vatican Sexual Abuse Rules On The Way


July 9th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Vatican City, July 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The incessant media onslaught on the sex scandals related with Vatican priests has finally yielded results. It has been reported that the Vatican will ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed urges Church of England to go forward with ordaining women bishops


July 9th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Juky 9 (ANI): Applauding Church of England for women priests, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged it to go forward with ordaining women bishops.General Synod (parliament) of the Church is ... Read more...

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Vatican to release sex abuse document


July 7th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican said on Tuesday that the Pope is working on releasing a document that will give directions on how sex abuse by priests should be ... Read more...

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Sex Abuse Document By The Vatican


July 7th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It has been announced that the Pope Benedict XVI will be issuing a document regarding the outlines of the church as per as ... Read more...

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Vatican’s New Sex Abuse Document To Be Published Soon


July 7th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vatican City, July 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After sex-abuse scandals rocking the Vatican for months now, Pope Benedict XVI is going to issue a document which would outline the procedures of ... Read more...

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Pope Calls Raids Deplorable, Voices Support For Belgian Clergy


June 28th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pope Benedict XVI has called the raids by the Belgian Police 'deplorable'. The Belgian police are presently investigating sex abuse and pedophiles amongst the clergy in ... Read more...

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Vatican slams police ’sex abuse cover up’ raid on Belgian cardinals’ tombs


June 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): The Vatican has protested after police raided tombs of two Roman Catholic Cardinals in a search for evidence of paedophile priests.Police officers raided the St Rambouts Cathedral in ... Read more...

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