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Woman gunned down in church in Colombia


August 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A gunman fatally shot a woman parishioner inside a Catholic church in the southwestern town of El Dovio, Colombian media said.Nelly Perea Gonzalez, 67, was shot ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict’s butler to face trial for stealing letters


August 13th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI' butler Paolo Gabriele, suspected of stealing the pontiff's documents, will go on trial, said a Vatican spokesperson Monday.Gabriele, 46, was arrested May ... Read more...

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Kerala sister’s book runs into controversy


August 12th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Malayalam book on the life of a nun that had created a ruckus in the Catholic Church appears to have run into trouble after a ... Read more...

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Suri to study in New York, Cruise hopes to meet her soon


July 15th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 15 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes has reportedly enrolled daughter Suri in an all-girl's Catholic school here, while Tom Curise is not sure when will he see his ... Read more...

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Death toll reaches 22 after Nigerian church collapses


April 11th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by BNO News
MAKURDI, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll has risen to at least 22 after a Catholic church in rural Nigeria collapsed ahead of a vigil over the Easter weekend, officials said ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Nigeria church blast


March 12th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 11 (IANS) At least seven people died in a bomb blast that rocked a church in the northern Nigerian city of Jos, police said Sunday.Suicide bombers Sunday attacked ... Read more...

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Late success blessing for Michael Fassbender


February 27th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender thinks he would have not been so grounded if he had found fame in his early 20s.The 34-year-old is happy that ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga reveals that she is dreaming about the devil


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Lady Gaga believes the devil is after her after having series of nightmares. The 25-year-old singer narrated that she has been having recurring dreams and ... Read more...

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. The period is one of the most solemn on the calendar of Christians. Fasting and praying is ... Read more...

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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... 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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Nigeria terror attack toll rises to 162


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in coordinated attacks by a radical Islamist group in Nigeria's northern city of Kano has risen to at least 162 people, a media ... Read more...

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Quite beyond science to explain Turin Shroud: Vatican daily


December 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has strongly endorsed research that suggests the Turin Shroud could be the actual burial cloth of Christ.Experts from the National ... Read more...

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EU condemns Nigeria Christmas bombings


December 27th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday condemned the Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria that left scores of people dead or injured.Sunday's explosion at the St. Therasa Catholic Church ... Read more...

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25 killed in Nigeria church blast


December 26th, 2011 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 25 people were killed in an explosion that ripped through a Catholic church during the Christmas service near Abuja Sunday, officials said.The blast ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrated in Punjab, Chandigarh


December 25th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) Singing of carols and offering prayers at various churches marked the Christmas celebrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Sunday.Churches at various places in both states and ... Read more...

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Blast rips through Nigerian church on Christmas


December 25th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during the Christmas service near Nigeria's capital Sunday, causing deaths and injuries, officials said.The blast hit St. Theresa ... Read more...

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Researchers verify the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Italian scientists say the image in the Shroud of Turin was not faked after a study of the famous piece. The shroud is famed for being the ... Read more...

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Bodies of two Kerala nurses sent home


December 12th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The bodies of two nurses of the city's Advanced Medicare & Research Institute (AMRI) hospital who died while saving the lives of the patients during a ... Read more...

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Catholic Nun - Sister Marie Thornton spared jail term despite embezzling $850,000


November 15th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Catholic nun has been spared a jail term after admitting that she embezzled $850,000 belonging to her employers. Sister Marie Thornton was the finance official ... Read more...

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Philippine politician shot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 7 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 58-year-old provincial official in the Philippines Sunday, police said.Rafael Viduya, a provincial council member of Surigao del Sur province, was shot ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga gifts a sheep to Jonathan Ross


October 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lady Gaga shocked viewers when she walked into a live studio with a male sheep that she calls Kelvin. The Born this Way singer was reporting ... Read more...

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First Catholic school in Valley after 1947 coming up


October 4th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS) Ambassador of the Vatican to India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the first Catholic mission school to come up in the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man teaches yoga to Mexican migrants


October 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) A shelter for migrants in the northern state of Coahuila is offering yoga classes, run by an Indian-origin man, to help undocumented Central Americans cope ... Read more...

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Goa court allows archbishop time to challenge summons


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) A trial court here Tuesday allowed Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao two weeks to move the Bombay High Court to challenge a summons in a 2004 ... Read more...

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Sinead O’Connor shows off her new look


July 7th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sinead O’Connor was recently photographed at a concert in Manchester sporting a new look. The singer who was previously known for her bald head performed at a ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ banned in Lebanon


June 7th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beirut, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lady Gaga’s new album “Born This Way” has been banned in Lebanon. The country’s authorities consider the song too vulgar religiously and as a result given the ... Read more...

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Philippines’ lawmakers debating over divorce law


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, June 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers in the Philippines are passionately debating a new bill which will introduce divorce in the country. If the bill is passed, couples in the country can ... Read more...

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Two lab officials to be charged in Kerala’s Abhaya case


May 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate Cherian Varghese Tuesday ordered two government officials to be formally charged for allegedly tampering with medical reports in Sister Abhaya's death.The order ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II may become saint within 5 years: Oz pastor


May 1st, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, May 1 (ANI): Australia's head of the Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell, has said that Pope John Paul II might become a saint within five years."This is the penultimate stage; ... Read more...

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70 Belgians to sue Vatican for clerical sex abuse


April 30th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 30 (IANS/AKI) At least 70 people from Belgium have claimed they were sexually abused by the clergy and would now sue the Vatican and the Belgian church for ... 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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John Paul II’s beatification may draw a million pilgrims to Rome


April 28th, 2011 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome , April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About one million pilgrims are expected to visit Rome for a beatification ceremony of Venerable Pope John Paul II due May 1, the Vatican ... Read more...

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Christians protest profiling in Madhya Pradesh


April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) After the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh has begun profiling Chritians in the state, drawing protests from ... 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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