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Late pope’s blood vial stolen, recovered


August 30th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) A vial of what the church says is the late Pope John Paul II's blood was almost lost when three men stole a backpack from a ... 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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Helicopter crashes in eastern Romania, killing 5 Ukrainians


April 27th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by BNO News
OSTROV, ROMANIA (BNO NEWS) -- A private helicopter en-route to extinguish a fire in Turkey crashed in eastern Romania on Thursday, killing five Ukrainian citizens on board, officials said on Friday. There ... Read more...

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Obama-driven car for sale


January 27th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) A car driven by US President Barack Obama is up for auction on shopping website eBay at a whopping starting bid of $1 million.Obama, before ... Read more...

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Obama, Hillary Clinton again top most admired list


December 28th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continue to be named by Americans as the Most Admired Man and Most Admired Woman living ... Read more...

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Rome takes down unpopular Christmas tree


December 7th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials in Rome have been forced to bring down a Christmas tree that turned out to irritate residents. Several residents including the city mayor displayed their dislike ... Read more...

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Mexican candidate defends his lack of knowledge about books


December 7th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) Enrique Pena Nieto, who polls show is the favorite to win Mexico's July 2012 presidential election, is defending himself after becoming the butt of ... Read more...

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Book alleges that Padre Pio may have used carbolic acid to self-inflict his wounds


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new book claims that Italian saint Padre Pio might have used carbolic acid to inflict the stigmata wounds that made him so popular. The book titled ... Read more...

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Susan Sarandon slammed for calling the Pope as a ‘Nazi’


October 18th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Catholic has slammed Susan Sarandon for calling the pope a Nazi. The actress made the comment about Pope Benedict XVI during a chat at the ... Read more...

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Monument of John Paul II unveiled in Moscow


October 15th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument to late Pope John Paul II was unveiled Friday in the courtyard of the Moscow's library of foreign languages.It will share the ... 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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Pope John Paul II’s beatification gathers 1.5 million people


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday conducted one of the largest Vatican Masses as more than 1.5 million people attended the ceremony in which Pope John Paul II ... Read more...

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John Paul II beatified (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 1 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II Sunday before a large crowd that congregated in St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets of Rome, taking the late ... 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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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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Stamp to mark Pope John Paul’s India visit silver jubilee


April 29th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), April 29 (IANS) Indian postal department will Sunday release a special stamp to commemorate the 25th anniversary of then Pope, John Paul II's visit to the country.The "Special ... Read more...

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Mugabe to attend John Paul II’s beatification ceremony despite travel ban


April 29th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Apr 29 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attending the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II this weekend has raised eyebrows of many across the world.The international community has also ... 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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Pope John Paul II’s blood to go on display


April 27th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 27 (IANS/AKI) A phial containing the blood of late Pope John Paul II will go on display at the Vatican, an official statement said.The phial will be ... Read more...

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‘Humanity’ not random product of evolution, but God’s work: Pope


April 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has told devotees in his Easter Vigil homily that humanity is not a random product of evolution, but has a "divine reasoning" behind it.The ... Read more...

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Vatican warns pilgrims of ticket scams ahead of John Paul II beatification


April 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Apr.11 (ANI): The Vatican has warned Catholic pilgrims against ticket scams and unscrupulous hoteliers as the beatification of Pope John Paul II to be held on May 1 in Rome draws ... Read more...

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Syro Malabar Catholic Archbishop Vithayathil passes away


April 1st, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Apr.1 (ANI): The Major Archbishop of Syro Malabar Catholic church, Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil, passed away at Kochi's Lisi Hospital on Friday afternoon. He was 84 and was ailing for some ... 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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Vatican to unveil Facebook page for Pope John Paul II this week


March 14th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): The Vatican will unveil a Facebook page dedicated to the forthcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II this week.The pontiff, who died in 2005, will be ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II To Be Beatified By Vatican On May 1


January 15th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vatican City, Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pope John Paul II, who maintained his legacy of being the Roman Catholic Church's Supreme Pontiff and also Sovereign of Vatican City from October ... Read more...

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Pope urges Christians to remain ’strong’ following Egypt church blast


January 2nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has urged Christians to remain strong after a car explosion outside an Alexandria church in Egypt killed at least 21 worshipers yesterday."In the face ... Read more...

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Mexicans attribute miracles to late Pope


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) An exhibition of personal items belonging to the late Pope John Paul II is drawing thousands here, with some claiming that the pilgrimage has helped them overcome ... Read more...

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George Bush gave orders to shoot down planes on 9/11, reveals tell-all


October 29th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Former US President George W. Bush gave orders to shoot down planes on 9/11, his new book has revealed.He also thought the hijacked airliner that crashed in ... Read more...

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Pope condemns child abuse on British visit


September 16th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Britain Thursday on an historic and highly controversial state visit that is expected to promote church unity while also being punctuated by protest ... Read more...

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Pope travels to Britain for four-day visit


September 16th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 16 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Thursday left Rome to travel to Britain for a four-day state visit set to include meetings with Queen Elizabeth II, government officials, and leaders of ... Read more...

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Papal Visit in the UK Expected to Draw Smaller Crowds Than Anticipated


September 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Britain is going to draw smaller crowds ... Read more...

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U.K. Catholic Heads Expect Smaller Crowds For Papal Visit


September 15th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although the Lancashire Catholics maintained in front of the media sources that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to United Kingdom is going to be a ... Read more...

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Smaller crowds anticipated in UK for the papal visit


September 15th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England has announced that they now expect only 55,000 worshipers to gather for the beatification of Cardinal Newman ... Read more...

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Smaller Crowds Anticipated For Papal Visit To UK Say The Organizers


September 15th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Smaller crowds are anticipated at the events marking the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Britain. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa demonstrated power of compassion: Navin Chawla


August 27th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Navin Chawla, former chief election commissioner and biographer of Mother Teresa, Friday said that she will be remembered for demonstrating the "power of compassion in a ... Read more...

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