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Wendell Rodricks closes boutique to protest illegal mining


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Green activists have welcomed ace designer Wendell Rodricks' move to close down a boutique in a five-star resort which was run in collaboration with a company ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russian, Israeli tourists more of menace to Goa: Faleiro


August 14th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourists from Russia and Israel to India cause more menace than benefit to the tourism scenario in Goa, a former union minister of state for external ... Read more...

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Priest slain in Colombia


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The Rev. Jesus Maria Parra, a priest of Colombia's Orthodox Catholic denomination, was fatally shot at a downtown Bogota hotel he owned, police said Wednesday.Two suspects ... Read more...

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Priest sex scandal shocks Poland


May 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 1 (IANS) A priest in Poland, found guilty of having sex with a disabled 19-year-old girl who was entrusted in his care, has been sentenced to four years ... Read more...

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Memory deteriorates faster in life’s last two years


April 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A person's memory deteriorates at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of his or her life than at any other time after memory problems ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Like Mayawati like Manohar: Social engineering redux in Goa (Goa Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 11 (IANS) If Mayawati stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2007 riding on the electoral shoulders of Brahmins and Dalits, Manohar Parrikar has similarly rewritten the ... Read more...

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Funeral of veteran journalist George Joseph attended by hundreds


February 29th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kanjirapally (Kerala), Feb 29 (IANS) Hundreds of people from all walks of life turned up for the funeral ceremony of George Joseph, veteran journalist and political editor of IANS, at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BJP reaching out to Christian voters in Goa


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Wednesday again highlighted the importance of Goa's Christian population in the March 3 assembly polls."Ever since I took over as secretary ... 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...

Posted in World |

The Catholic experiment to make yoga popular


October 17th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) Efforts to take yoga to the masses is nothing new. But they remain largely restricted to trained instructors and camps. In a rare initiative here, benefits ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hague court asked to prosecute Pope over sex abuse


September 14th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Two groups have jointly asked the International Criminal Court at The Hague to investigate and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials for ... Read more...

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iPhone app for church confessions


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Catholics all over the world have been given a new convenient way to confess their sins.A new iPhone and iPad app called confession app allows people ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

2 priests slain in Colombian capital


January 28th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Two Catholic priests were fatally shot Thursday inside a car in a suburb of the Colombian capital, police said.Officers went to the scene after residents of the Dindalito ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Belgian Archbishop Andre Leonard hit with a pie


November 8th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brussels, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Belgian’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Andre Leonard didn’t anticipate at all that the All Saints Day Service would be any different from the previous ones. However he ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in World |

Church blasts the gay priests who are leading a double life


July 26th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican is still mad about the sex abuse charges leveled against its priests and has also blasted gay priests who pretended to be celibate and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World News |

Pope condemns Belgian sex raids


June 28th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of the Roman Catholic Church - Pope Benedict XVI has blasted the Belgian police for the “deplorable raids” conducted on catholic priests on Sunday. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Catholic priests, Muslim groups pushing extremism in Kerala’


June 4th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Friday said Catholic priests and Muslim political leaders are spreading "minority extermism" in the state and practising "vote bank politics". Balakrishnan said ... Read more...

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Priests’ sex abuse is ‘weakness of sin’, says Pope


May 28th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 27 (IANS/AKI) A few members of the Catholic Church had yielded to the "weakness of sin", Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday, referring to the sex abuse cases that have ... Read more...

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Atheist given Asbo for mocking Jesus


April 24th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.24 (ANI): An atheist who left leaflets mocking Jesus Christ, Islam and the Pope in an international airport's prayer room has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO), a civil order ... Read more...

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Pope ready to meet sex abuse victims


April 10th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 10 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI is ready to meet the victims of child sex abuse by Catholic priests and bishops, the Vatican has said. "Apart from paying attention to the ... Read more...

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Pope refuses to be intimidated by sex abuse claims


March 29th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has said that the Catholic Church would "not be intimidated" by the sexual abuse scandal surrounding it.The 82-year-old Pontiff spoke to tens of thousands of ... Read more...

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Pope’s letter of apology disappoints Irish sex abuse victims


March 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): The Pope's historic apology has failed to comfort the victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests in Ireland.Pope Benedict XVI, in an unprecedented papal decree, apologised following a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cryptic signatures may prove ‘Shakespeare was secret Catholic’


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Three cryptic signatures on a leather-bound parchment might prove the theory that William Shakespeare was a secret Catholic who spent his "lost years" in Italy.An exhibition at the ... Read more...

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Help government’s education efforts, Sibal asks Catholic clergy


September 28th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Monday asked the Catholic clergy to help the government in shaping the three pillars of education - "expansion, inclusion and ... 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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Expelled student leads attack on Indian priest in Nepal


July 29th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) A 40-year-old priest from India's Jharkhand state, teaching underprivileged children in Nepal for almost a decade, has been attacked by a group led by an expelled student. Sanjay Ekka, ... Read more...

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PMO looking into CBI’s ‘vulgar’ language against nun: Brinda Karat


July 25th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has taken serious note of the "vulgar" language used by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to describe a woman accused ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Christian body launches anti-liquor campaign in Kerala


March 10th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) A Kerala Christian body has pulled up the Left government for proposing to sell low-priced liquor in the state and warned of an agitation against this move. The Kerala ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Catholic Church contests abortion for raped nine-year-old


March 5th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, March 5 (RIA Novosti) Brazil's Catholic Church has spoken out against plans for an abortion for a nine-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather, national media reported citing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most of Poland’’s Catholic priests ”want an end to celibacy”


February 24th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): In a major blow to Polands reputation as a champion of traditional Roman Catholic values, a majority of the country''s Catholic priests favor an end to celibacy, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Singing the Hokey Cokey during football match may land you in jail!


December 22nd, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): Singing the Hokey Cokeyan old novelty song that has been part at children''s parties and at sherry-fuelled family gatherings for many yearsduring a football match may land ... Read more...

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16 years on, two priests, nun held for Sister Abhaya’s murder (Second Lead)


November 19th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sixteen years after Sister Abhaya's body was found in the well of a Kerala convent, investigations into her murder finally made some headway Wednesday with the arrest of ... Read more...

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Two priests, nun held for Sister Abhaya’s murder 16 years ago (Lead)


November 19th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 19 (IANS) Two Catholic priests and a nun have been arrested for the 1992 murder of a nun, Sister Abhaya, whose body was found in the well of a convent ... Read more...

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