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Milan recognises gay couples


July 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, July 28 (IANS/AKI) The northern Italian city of Milan will now recognise same-sex unions.After a debate of more than 11 hours, 29 city councillors backed a by-law recognising common ... Read more...

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Muslims, Catholics hold inter-faith meet in Vatican


July 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 12 (IANS/AKI) A group of Muslims and Catholics have met at the Vatican and exchanged views about their relations "in the current situation of the world".According to ... Read more...

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Andy Garcia reflects on freedom in new film


April 19th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 19 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia said here that his new film, "For Greater Glory", speaks about those people who are ready to die for freedom if ... Read more...

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Pope turns 85


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 16 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI marked his 85th birthday Monday.The pope met his older brother, 88 year-old Father Georg Ratzinger, and asked Catholics to pray that he ... 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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Catholics upset at cardinal’s ‘reported’ view on shooting


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam, Feb 22 (IANS) The catholics in Kerala have expressed serious displeasure over the "reported" statement by the newly appointed Cardinal Mar George Alancherry on the killing of two Indian ... Read more...

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Ash Wednesday & Lent to begin on the 22nd of February


February 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christians around the world will start the solemn tradition of Lent tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd of February 2012). The event is used to reflect on the ... 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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US bishop resigns after saying he fathered two kids


January 5th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) A 60-year-old bishop in Los Angeles has given his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI after it was disclosed he was the father of two teenage ... Read more...

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Joyful Christmas with gifts, prayers in Mumbai


December 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Lovely gifts followed by church services brought cheer in Mumbai on Christmas Sunday. People celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ with enthusiasm and faith as they ... Read more...

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Pope calls to renounce hatred as Norway mourns victims


July 25th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict Sunday prayed for the victims of Norway's twin terror attacks and called on Catholics to "abandon forever the path of hatred and ... Read more...

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Atheists’ sex lives better than believers’


May 20th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Atheists enjoy much better sex lives than religious people who tend to be guilt-ridden during the act and for weeks afterwards, say researchers. A study discovered ... Read more...

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John Paul II beatification ceremony begins


May 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 1 (IANS) The ceremony to beatify the late Pope, John Paul II, began in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholics in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square.Beatification, ... Read more...

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Kerala Christians observe Palm Sunday


April 17th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Churches across Kerala observed Palm Sunday with thousands thronging for the special service. The day marks the beginning of "Passion (Holy) Week".Palm Sunday is the final ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga upsets Catholics with new single ‘Judas’


April 11th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights have criticized Lady Gaga for her single ‘Judas.’ The song is on the yet-to-be-released album ‘Born This Way.’A ... Read more...

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Nevada bill to partially ban candles and air fresheners introduced


March 15th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nevada, Mar 15 (THAINIDAN NEWS) Lawmakers in Nevada have introduced a bill that would restrict air fresheners and burning of candles in the state. If the bill is approved it could significantly ... Read more...

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Pope prays for victims of New Zealand quake


February 24th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 24 (IANs/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday offered prayers and condolences to the scores of people who perished in the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. His thoughts were also dedicated to ... Read more...

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You can’t confess your sins via iPhone, Vatican tells Catholics


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): The Vatican has emphatically stressed that Catholics cannot confess via iPhone and modern technology is not a substitute for being present when admitting sins to a priest.Vatican spokesman ... 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...

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Now, a confession app on iPhones, iPads approved by Catholic Church


February 4th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 4 (ANI): A US company has come up with a confession app that claims to be the first of its kind to be approved by the Catholic Church.Patrick Leinen, of ... Read more...

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Wills, Kate’s daughter could be Queen


January 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 19 (ANI): If Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child is a girl, she would become the Queen, under a change in the royal succession laws being discussed by ... Read more...

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Pope calls on world leaders to protect Christians


January 11th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 11 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has called on world leaders to step up efforts to shield Christians from discrimination and violence.In his annual message for World Day of Peace ... Read more...

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Islam still considered a threat in France, Germany


January 7th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Islam is still considered a threat by millions of French and German nationals and most believe that Muslims have failed to integrate properly in the society, a media ... Read more...

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Use of condoms can be justified ‘in certain cases’, says Pope


November 21st, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Breaking with years of Roman Catholic teaching, the Pope has said the use of condoms can be justified 'in certain cases'.In a book, Benedict XVI has signalled that ... Read more...

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Prince William’s first child could become his heir after change in law


November 19th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): If Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child is a girl, she would become the Queen, under a change in the royal succession laws being discussed by ... Read more...

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Husband Has Marriage Annulled After Wife Thinks of Other Men


November 13th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman was denied alimony by Italy’s highest appeals court after her husband was granted a marriage annulment based on the fact that she had thought about having ... Read more...

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The Gunpowder Plot, Remember the 5th of November


November 6th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what is called the “most famous conspiracy in Great Britain”, the Catholics plotted to have King James I and the entire British Government killed in 1605 by ... Read more...

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Vatican Names Homer Simpson a “True Catholic”


October 19th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an article released in the official newspaper for the Vatican of the Catholic Church, it has been revealed that Homer Simpson is a “true Catholic”.In what some ... Read more...

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India becoming more tolerant, says ‘The Revised Kamasutra’ writer


September 30th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) His book "The Revised Kamasutra" created a flutter when it was published 20 years ago, but former IAS officer Richard Crasta says after a relaunch, ... Read more...

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BREAKING:Zsa Zsa Gabor Rushed To LA Hospital, Husband Told 911 She’s Unresponsive


September 1st, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed back to an LA Hospital this morning (Tuesday) at approximately 11 am PT after her husband called 911, telling the ... Read more...

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Demonstrators Protest Outside Empire State Building For Its Refusal To Mark Mother Teresa’s Birth Centenary


August 27th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Aug 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mother Teresa who is known across the world as the symbol of love and peace for her unconditional support and service to the poor ... Read more...

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Singer Susan Boyle all set to sing for the Pope


August 26th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Susan Boyle, the woman who captivated audience with her performance with the songs “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Les Miserables” is billed to sing for ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle to sing for Pope


August 25th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): Susan Boyle is all set to sing in front of the Pope next month, in a performance which will be beamed to a billion people.The devout Catholic will ... 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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Catholic Church Leaders Criticize Julia Roberts’ Eat Pray Love


August 19th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love has upset Catholic Church leaders. They have criticized the movie for overlooking the importance of faith. The movie adaptation of ... Read more...

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