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‘Poll panel raid on priest creating communal tension’


February 10th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) Even as the Congress has accused the Election Commission of India (ECI) of inciting communalism in Goa, poll officials here have said that they only ... Read more...

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Priest gunned down in Guatemala


January 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) A Catholic priest in the southeastern Guatemalan province of Santa Rosa was fatally shot Friday after a road accident, authorities said.The Rev. David Donis died ... Read more...

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Fire destroys Shillong church, short circuit suspected


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 2 (IANS) A 10-year-old Roman Catholic church building here was razed to the ground by a raging fire in the wee hours of Monday, a church priest said.The ... Read more...

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‘Repentant’ Manu Sharma donates Rs.5 mn to Missionaries of Charity


December 25th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) Special prayers were offered at Chandigarh's biggest church in Sector 19 Sunday morning after Siddhartha Vashishtha, alias Manu Sharma, who is serving a life term for ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in northern Nigeria bomb attacks


November 5th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Damaturu (Nigeria), Nov 5 (IANS) Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect Friday launched bloody bomb attacks in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's northeast Yobe State, killing over ... Read more...

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Man gouges out his eyes in Italy church


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Viareggio (Italy), Oct 3 (IANS/AKI) A mentally ill man gouged out both his eyes during a church service at the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio claiming "a voice" in his ... Read more...

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Priest hacked to death in Colombia


September 14th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) A priest in the northwestern town of Capurgana was found hacked to death, Colombia's Catholic bishops conference said."(We express) our profound sadness upon confirming that...the life ... Read more...

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Brit priest resigns after his hooker attire at charity party earns him threats


March 21st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): The parish priest, who had dressed up as a hooker for a charity "tarts and vicars" party in Britain, has resigned after he was called a pervert and ... Read more...

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Angry Canadian mums take breast-feeding to the mall


January 28th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): About a hundred mothers in Montreal staged a 'nurse-in' protest at a downtown shopping complex, breast-feeding simultaneously before a crowd of reporters, mall security guards and passers-by.They ... Read more...

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Fire destroys 134-year-old church in Colombia


December 27th, 2010 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) A Spanish-style church constructed in 1876 in the Colombia's Manizales city was destroyed by a fire, a church priest said.The fire in the Pius X Church started around ... Read more...

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Ranchi church selects first woman priest


November 16th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Chonhen Minz, a 39-year old tribal, became the first woman to be selected as priest of North Western Gossener Evangelical Lutheran Church (NWGEL) of Ranchi, a church official ... Read more...

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Spanish priest suspended over abuse allegations


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) The Catholic hierarchy in this eastern Spanish city has suspended a priest accused of sexually abusing adolescents. From the "very moment the facts were known", the accused cleric ... Read more...

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Goa Catholic priest opposes offshore casinos near village


September 21st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) A local Roman Catholic priest Tuesday opposed the Goa government's controversial move to relocate offshore casinos, presently anchored in the Mandovi river off here, further inland. Fr Alcandro ... Read more...

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Church set on fire in Colombia


September 17th, 2010 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) Miscreants set fire to a Catholic church in the Colombian capital city of Bogota Thursday, authorities said. Octavio Mora, the parish priest in the Galan neighbourhood church, said the ... Read more...

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Now, any UK couple can wed in church where Liz Hurley tied the knot


July 14th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Brit couples may soon be able to exchange vows in the church where Liz Hurley married Arun Nayar, thanks to the Church of England that has relaxed rules ... Read more...

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Priest removed in Italy after confessing to child abuse


June 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bolzano (Italy), June 29 (IANS/AKI) A 74-year-old priest has been removed from his position in northern Italy after confessing he sexually abused minors. Alois Kranebitter, parish priest in the Alto Adige region's Bolzano-Brixen ... Read more...

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No evidence German bishop sexually abused children


May 14th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Augsburg (Germany), May 14 (DPA) There is no proof that embattled German Bishop Walter Mixa sexually abused children, a prosecutor said Friday. However, new evidence has emerged relating to allegations that he physically ... Read more...

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80-year-old Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse


April 24th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 24 (IANS/EFE) An 80-year-old Chilean priest who trained numerous clergy members, five of whom went on to become bishops, has been accused of sexually abusing minors. The church has launched a ... Read more...

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Nine arrested for attack on Christian prayer meet


April 20th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) Nine people were arrested Monday in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district for attacking a Christian prayer meeting Saturday night, police said. "Police Monday arrested nine people, including Rakesh, Niraj, Radhey, ... Read more...

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Masked men attack Christian prayer meet


April 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) A group of masked men attacked a Christian prayer meet in remote Sarni area of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh, police said Sunday. Locals claimed that a man ... Read more...

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Chilean priest under scanner for sexual abuse of minors


March 28th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Valparaiso (Chile), March 28 (IANS/EFE) An elderly Chilean priest is being investigated for suspected sexual abuse of minors and for aiding prostitution. Judicial sources said that Fr. Juan Henriquez Zapata, 64, a parish ... Read more...

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Shillong to have ‘Family Graveyard’


February 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, Feb 12 (ANI): The authorities of the Nongthymmai Divine Saviour Parish cemetery here have put forward a solution to have a 'Family Graveyard' in an attempt to avoid the rapidly depleting ... Read more...

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British priest’s sermon: thou shalt shoplift


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) A British priest has drawn criticism after advising the hungry they should shoplift. Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda in the northern city ... Read more...

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Anglo-Indians seek Vatican intervention in Kerala church row


December 7th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Anglo-Indian MP Charles Dias has sought the intervention of the Vatican to end alleged "discrimination" against the community by the Latin Catholic hierarchy in Kerala. The ... Read more...

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‘Nervous’ Brits given signs to warn Christmas carol singers to stay away!


November 12th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Brit people, who do not wish to be visited by Christmas carol singers, are being provided official notices to place in their windows telling them not to call.Police ... Read more...

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Nepal church blast mastermind caught


September 6th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 6 (IANS) More than three months after a bomb went off during mass at one of Nepal's oldest churches, killing three women -- two of them Indians, police Sunday arrested ... Read more...

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Brazilian priest caught trying to molest boy has AIDS


August 26th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 26 (EFE) A Catholic priest who was arrested three weeks ago for trying to sexually abuse a 14-year-old boy is suffering from AIDS, according to medical exams whose ... Read more...

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Dead Kerala priest’s family want another autopsy


August 1st, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) Aug 1 (IANS) The family of Catholic priest James Mukalel, who was found dead on the roadside in Karnataka's Dakshin Kannada district earlier this week, have decided to go in ... Read more...

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Police hunt for clues in Karnataka priest’s death


July 31st, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 31 (IANS) Police Friday said they are investigating the death of James Mukalel, a 39-year-old Catholic priest, whose body was found a day earlier on a roadside in Karnataka's Dakshin ... Read more...

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What Obama may gift to Pope Benedict XVI during their meeting


July 11th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Barack Obama's staff called the owner of a religious gift shop in Philadelphia, Louis DiCocco, for advice as to what gift should be given to Pope Benedict ... Read more...

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Three killed in bomb blast in the Philippines


June 29th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Cotabato (The Philippines), June 29 (Xinhua) At least three people were killed and seven wounded when a homemade bomb ripped through a public market Monday in the restive southern Philippines, according to ... Read more...

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Italian Bishops discourage use of texting, Facebook and iPods during Lent


March 4th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Chocolate, cigarettes and alcohol are not the only indulgences forbidden in the 40 days of Lent, for Italians have now been urged to abstain from more contemporary ... Read more...

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Is movie Doubt a rewrite of Jackos child molestation trial?


November 13th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 13 (ANI): Doubt, which is a film adaptation of John Patrick Shanleys Pulitzer Prize winning play, is reportedly based on Michael Jacksons child molestation trial.The movie possibly reflects the ... Read more...

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Catholic priests accuse UKs Channel 4 of having a pro-Muslim bias


September 12th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.12 (ANI): Britains Channel 4 has been accused of being biased towards Islam and not showing enough respect to Christianity. The Telegraph reports that several Roman Catholic priests have claimed ... Read more...

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Student who avoided church rally barred from school


July 13th, 2008 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 12 (IANS) A student was disallowed from attending classes at a church-run school in Kerala after he reportedly refused to participate in a protest rally organised by the local parish ... Read more...

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