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Perform pooja for rains: Karnataka government to temples


July 20th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The new BJP government in Karnataka headed by Jagadish Shettar was Friday caught in a row over advising temples across the state to perform special ... Read more...

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Houston’s mother, daughter lead mourners


February 18th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Jersey, Feb 18 (IANS) Whitney Houston's mother and daughter led the mourners ahead of her funeral at her hometown as the nation prepares to say final goodbye to ... Read more...

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For Goa church, it’s IFFI versus saint’s feast


October 17th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Church has hit out at the Goa government for promoting 'questionable values' by holding events like the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) compared to ... Read more...

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All Goa churches soon to follow dress code


July 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) After Goa's oldest church, other churches in the state could soon follow suit and impose a rigid dress code for tourists visiting their premises.Fr Francisco Caldeira, ... Read more...

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Christians pressurised into signing so-called ‘peace deal’ with Muslim clerics in Lahore


March 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Muslim clerics and hardliners, who tried to attack a church in Lahore's landmark Badami Bagh, have agreed to avoid doing so on a condition that the church authorities would ... Read more...

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Goa church accused of tampering with heritage complex


February 12th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Feb 12 (IANS) It houses the remains of Spanish missionary St Francis Xavier and attracts lakhs of tourists and the faithful. But the 16th century Old Goa Church complex ... Read more...

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First cross metal detectors, then enter Goa churches


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The next time you want to walk down the solemn church pews in Goa, you might just have to duck under door frame metal detectors first. ... Read more...

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Boy George Returns Church Icon To Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church


January 21st, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bishop Porfyrios feels it is a miracle that the long lost icon of Jesus Christ has come back once again to its actual place. The exquisite ... Read more...

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Revealed: French stained glass window depicting Hitler as King Herod


January 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A church stained glass window created in France at the height of the Nazi Occupation, which reportedly shows Adolf Hitler portrayed as a blood-thirsty King Herod killing a ... Read more...

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37 laptops, TVs stolen from New York school


January 10th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) Over three dozen laptops and flat screen televisions have been stolen from a school in New York's Bronx area, a media report said Sunday.A total of 37 ... Read more...

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Crystal Cathedral Files For Chapter 11 Protection


October 19th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Televangelist Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday reported a source. This glass mega church, located in Southern California, was built in 1950, ... Read more...

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Paedophile scandal like banking collapse: Catholic leader


October 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6(IANS) A Roman Catholic leader in Britain has compared the paedophile scandal involving priests with the banking collapse that led to recession worldwide.Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols linked the behaviour ... Read more...

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Pranchiyettan And The Saint Turns Out A Safe Hit


September 29th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Malayalam film megastar Mammootty's recent release Pranchiyettan and the Saint has turned out to be a safe hit of the season. Mammootty's distribution house Playhouse has ... Read more...

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Goa Church under cloud for selling island to resort company (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Church in Goa has come under a cloud following the sale of one of the river islands owned by the Archdiocese of Goa to a resort developer. ... Read more...

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Goa Church under cloud for selling island to resort company


August 12th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Church in Goa has come under a cloud following the sale of one of the river islands owned by the Archdiocese of Goa to a resort developer. Villagers ... Read more...

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Gay Priests’ Double Life In Rome Disclosed


July 26th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The double lives of the priests in Rome were exposed by a sensational cover story recently, which showed the gay scene inside a Roman ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal Draws Flak From Anti-gun Violence Activists


July 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Louisiana, July 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bobby Jindal the Indian-American Governor of Louisiana is in the spotlight once more. The Anti-gun violence advocates are crying over a new bill signed by ... 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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Gay Pastors Reinstated


May 5th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Chicago, May 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago has called back two of its clergymen to work under them even though the two are partners, committed to ... Read more...

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Chilean Cardinal Vows A Meticulous Investigation Into The Sexual Abuse Disgrace In Chile


April 26th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An influential Roman Catholic bureaucrat in Chile admitted in a correspondence on Sunday that he had discontinued an inquiry into supposed sexual abuses by a ... Read more...

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Pope ‘truly sorry’ for sexual abuse by Irish priests


March 20th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, March 20 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Saturday apologised to victims of sexual abuse by priests in Ireland, saying he is "truly sorry" for what they have endured. "You have suffered grievously ... Read more...

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Vatican investigates Virgin Mary miracles, appearances


March 19th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): It has emerged that the Vatican has begun an investigation into miracles and appearances of the Virgin Mary at the famous Medjugorje shrine in Bosnia.The Vatican said ... Read more...

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Wary Goa set to usher in Christmas


December 24th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 24 (IANS) On the heels of US based terror suspect David Coleman Headley's reported visit to the state earlier this year, a wary Goa is all set to usher in ... Read more...

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Church vandalized in north Karnataka


November 18th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) A church in north Karnataka has been vandalized and a cross, doors and windows have been damaged, police and church authorities said Wednesday. Vasanthkumar, the priest at the church ... Read more...

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Vandals attack church near Bangalore


September 10th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 10 (IANS) A mob Thursday attacked a church at Hebbagudi near here and damaged the statues of Mother Mary and Infant Jesus in the premises, police said, adding that ... Read more...

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Miscreants attacks church in Bangalore


September 10th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sep 10 (ANI): Some unidentified miscreants attacked the St. Francis de Sales Church in Hebbagudi on Hosur road in the outskirts of Bangalore, breaking over 10 window glasses and destroying the ... Read more...

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Orissa tribal community accuses state government of bias


May 12th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Kandh tribals of Orissa has approached the Supreme Court alleging that the state government was helping another tribal community in grabbing their land in Kandhamal district. ... Read more...

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Kerala shrine attracts millions during festive season


April 25th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelMalayatoor (Kerala), Apr 25 (ANI): The St. Thomas International hill shrine in Kerala's Malayatoor is a symbol of communal harmony as it attracts millions of devotees from all religions during ... Read more...

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Kerala nun’s controversial tale in English, Hindi, Marathi soon


February 24th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The controversial book, "Amen - Autobiography of a Nun", by a Kerala Catholic nun in which she alleges that sexual abuse and homosexuality are prevalent in the Catholic ... Read more...

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Italian priest under fire for putting mosque in church’’s nativity scene


December 25th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): The Right-wing Northern League in Italy is enraged after a Roman Catholic priest added a model mosque to his church''s nativity scene.The Nativity of Jesus, or simply ... Read more...

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Class giving trouble? 10 minutes of pranayam, everyone


October 21st, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 21 (IANS) No more caning or beating, says a school in Agra. But wait. You will still be pulled up, though in a different way - by being asked to ... Read more...

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Three Karnataka churches attacked, Yeddyurappa talks tough(Second Lead)


September 21st, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Three churches have been attacked in Karnataka, including two in Bangalore, in continuing attacks on Christian places of worship that began last week, police said Sunday. A rattled ... Read more...

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Two churches vandalised in Kerala


September 21st, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 21 (IANS) Two churches have been vandalised by miscreants near the Kochi international airport in Kerala, police and church officials said Sunday.The churches, one a Catholic and the other a ... Read more...

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Church attacked in Kerala


September 15th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kasargod (Kerala), Sep 15 (IANS) A missionary school, which was also used as a temporary church, was attacked in the Kasargod district in Kerala, the police said Monday.The incident follows attacks on ... Read more...

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‘Conduct narco test on watchman accused of burning church’


September 11th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 11 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said here that the watchman accused of setting fire to an 86-year-old church in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district should be put to narco-test and demanded ... Read more...

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