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‘Rise of Maoists due to injustice with tribals’


November 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 12 (IANS) Maoist activities are growing in India's tribal areas because the traditional forest dwellers have been denied justice, a tribal leader said Saturday."Had there been justice for ... Read more...

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Priest hacked to death in Colombia


September 14th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) A priest in the northwestern town of Capurgana was found hacked to death, Colombia's Catholic bishops conference said."(We express) our profound sadness upon confirming that...the life ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to inaugurate IGNOU’s Tibetan study centre


August 30th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will inaugurate the Centre for Tibetan Studies at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and will be conferred an honorary degree ... Read more...

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McDonalds ad in Philippines pulled over


April 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, April 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Catholic Church protested against an ad campaign by McDonalds and that has prompted the famous eatery to pull the ad off the screens. The ad featured ... Read more...

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Kerala cardinal passes away


April 1st, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 1 (IANS) Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil, head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, died here Friday. He was 84.Church spokesperson Father Paul Thelekkat said the cardinal fell down unconscious ... Read more...

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Christians “subjects of hate” inside Pakistan: Vatican


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): The Vatican has condemned the assassination of Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, and called the Pakistani Christians "subjects of hate" inside the country.Bhatti was ... Read more...

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Jews not responsible for Jesus’ death, says Pope


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has clearly said that Jews are not responsible for the death of Jesus Christ.In a forthcoming book, the Pope addressed one of the most controversial ... Read more...

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Indian christians condemn killing of Pakistan minister


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Christians across India have condemned the murder of Pakistan's minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, who was gunned down in Islamabad Wednesday by unidentified ... Read more...

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Pope believed ‘priests should be allowed to have sex’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, had as a young priest, signed a memorandum suggesting Vatican to relax celibacy rules.He reportedly thought it would attract more people to ... Read more...

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A welcome sign for Hindus and Muslims, says Christian group


September 30th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), a prominent Christian group, Thursday said the Allahabad High Court verdict on the "long-standing Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute has come as ... Read more...

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Honour Mother Teresa by caring for the unloved: Patil


August 28th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil led the nation Saturday to pay tributes to Mother Teresa on her birth centenary and said there was an urgent need to attend ... Read more...

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Indian priest confesses to sexually abusing girl child


April 14th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Teramo (Italy) April 14 (IANS/AKI) A jailed Indian priest Wednesday confessed to sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in central Italy after offering her a Santa Claus doll as a gift. The priest, identified ... Read more...

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Indian church to look into abusive priests issue


April 7th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Upset over media reports of Pope Benedict XVI failing to deal with abusive priests, the Indian Catholic Church has called a meeting of bishops on the issue ... Read more...

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Accused of abuse, Catholic priest asked to return to US (Lead)


April 7th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Archbishop of Madras Rev Fr M.Chinnappa has asked Rev Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul - accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in America - to return to ... Read more...

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No request for accused priest’s return to US: Church


April 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Catholic Church in India Tuesday said it has not received any request so far asking for the return of priest Rev Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul - accused ... Read more...

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Catholic Church protests suggestion for minority institutions


March 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A powerful Catholic body has approached Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to voice its protest against the country's apex minority education watchdog's observation that institutions with less ... Read more...

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Catholic Church bans Skyline Publishers for Christ caricature


February 19th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Catholic Church in India Friday banned in all its member schools a New Delhi-based publisher for printing pictures of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one ... Read more...

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Prayer meet to express solidarity with Ruchika’s principal


January 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people from various communities Sunday gathered at the Catholic church here in Sector 19 to take part in a prayer meeting organised to express solidarity with ... Read more...

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Ruchika’s school angry over ‘irresponsible’ inquiry


January 10th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 10 (IANS) Terming as "irresponsible" the magisterial inquiry indicting the Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School and its principal for the expulsion of teenaged molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra, the ... Read more...

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Church for probe into reasons for Ruchika’s school expulsion


December 30th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Catholic Church Wednesday demanded a "thorough investigation" into "all circumstances" that led to molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra's expulsion from Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh 19 years ago. Maintaining ... Read more...

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Transgenders to have separate identity on electoral rolls


December 21st, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Transgenders will be allowed to have a separate third identity on electoral rolls, Chief Election Commissioner Navin B. Chawla said here Monday. "We examined the request in depth ... Read more...

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Direct Tax Code poses difficulties, says Catholic church


November 9th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Certain provisions in the Direct Tax Code applicable to religious and charitable institutions and trusts will pose "serious difficulties" for these organisations, the Catholic church has ... Read more...

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India rejects Albania’s demand for Mother Teresa’s remains (Lead)


October 13th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India has rejected Albania's demand for Mother Teresa's remains, saying she was an Indian citizen - a decision widely welcomed in this country where the Nobel prize ... Read more...

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Church wants Mother Teresa’s remains in India


October 13th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Welcoming the Indian government's statement that Mother Teresa was an Indian citizen, the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) Tuesday said the church would want her remains ... Read more...

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Bishops’ body says it may challenge new education law


September 30th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) Wednesday said it could challenge the new right to education legislation in the court if the government failed to ... Read more...

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Bishops body asks Sibal to amend Right to Education Bill


September 28th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) has urged the central government to amend an education bill which, it says, leaves scope for political interference in running ... Read more...

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Global recession hits ‘outsourcing’ to Kerala churches


August 10th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kochi (Kerala), Aug 10 (IANS) The global recession seems to have hit the Catholic church in Kerala as well.An article in Indiancatholic.com website has quoted a Catholic bishop as saying ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Catholic church to oppose legalizing of gay sex


July 2nd, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) The Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC) Thursday said it will oppose legalization of gay sex after the Delhi High Court struck down section 377 of the Indian Penal ... Read more...

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Body-snatching practice divides Malaysian society


June 25th, 2009 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
By Christiane Oelrich Kuala Lumpur, June 25 (DPA) The sudden death of Malaysian Mohan Singh, 41, came as a shock to his family. But worse was the nightmare that followed: the country's religious ... Read more...

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Berlusconi admits his marriage is over


May 6th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 06 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is upset because his 'finished or about to finish' marriage is being made public.Berlusconi's estranged wife Veronica Lario, ... Read more...

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Now, Silvio Berlusconi comes under fire from Catholic Church


May 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 06 (ANI): After being slammed by his wife as 'someone who cavorts with minors', Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has come under fire from the Catholic Church.An editorial in Catholic ... Read more...

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Catholic Church for cuts in film ‘Angels and Demons’


May 5th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Catholic Church has voiced its unhappiness over certain scenes in the film "Angels and Demons", based on a book by Dan Brown, and proposed the scenes ... Read more...

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Christians, Hindus, Sikhs forced to flee Swat: Catholic Church


April 25th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The minorities in Pakistan's Swat Valley have been forced to flee as the Taliban have imposed a tax on non-Muslims, Pakistan Catholic Bishops' Conference (PCBC) president ... Read more...

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Christians assaulted on Assam island, say church officials


February 2nd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A group of people, allegedly Hindu activists, attacked a party of Christians including priests and nuns on Majuli island in Jorhat district in Assam Jan 24, church ... Read more...

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Catholic Church blocks plans of atheist bus adverts in Italy


January 19th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Plans of putting atheist slogans on buses in Italy, like the ones in Britain, have been blocked by the Roman Catholic Church.The adverts reading The bad news ... Read more...

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