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Goa’s crusading church NGO website hacked


August 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) A website of a Roman Catholic Church-run NGO has been hacked by unidentified people for the third time in recent years, said a church official Friday.The ... Read more...

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Be humane, employ people: Goa church


June 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) The Goa Church Thursday asked the BJP government to show "humane consideration" and employ the 200-odd field supervisors in the mining and geology department whose ... Read more...

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‘Ex-Israeli soldiers holidaying in Goa are dehumanised’


June 11th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa Monday said the Israeli youth who vacation in Goa after serving their compulsory stint in the army were "dehumanised".In an ... Read more...

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Goa church rues shrinking Christian numbers in Israel


June 11th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa has expressed solidarity with Palestinians in general and Palestinian Christians in particular, in the face of what the Church has ... Read more...

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Pope greets Queen Elizabeth


June 6th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message to Queen Elizabeth II, congratulating the British monarch on the Diamond Jubilee of her coronation, the Vatican ... Read more...

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Postpone Goa panchayat polls, says church body


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The Archdiocese of Goa's social wing Saturday sought the postponement of panchayat elections in the state, alleging irregularities in ward reservation and delimitation."The Council of Social ... Read more...

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Church asks British schools to oppose gay marriages


April 27th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church has contacted its schools in England and Wales and asked them to encourage pupils to oppose gay marriages and promote traditional heterosexual ... Read more...

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BJP’s conduct of panchayat polls undemocratic: Goa church


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) In its first critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Goa Church has accused it of being "undemocratic and unjust" and interfering with ... Read more...

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Pope blesses worshippers via Twitter


February 24th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI will share his blessings during the 40-day Lenten season via Twitter, the head of Vatican's social communications office, Claudio Maria Celli said ... 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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Syro-Malabar Church leader elevated to Cardinal


January 6th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Vatican has elevated Mar George Alencherry, the 66-year-old leader of Kerala's Syro-Malabar Church, to a Cardinal.The announcement was simultaneously made Friday at the church headquarters ... 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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Nuns prescribed the pill to avoid cancer


December 9th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Regardless of their celibacy vows, nuns should take contraceptive pills to cut cancer threat, researchers in Australia have suggested.Like any other women who don't have children, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kamat sold out to real estate lobby: Goa church


December 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) The Goa church Thursday rejected a much touted futuristic land use plan formulated by the state government and accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of selling out ... Read more...

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Church to tourists: Leave beaches, embrace Goa culture


September 30th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 30 (IANS) Move away from the beaches and embrace the indigenous culture of Goa, the Roman Catholic Church here Friday advised tourists coming to the state.The Council of ... Read more...

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Goa Church to help combat unemployment


July 21st, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa will tie up with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to promote entrepreneurship and combat unemployment.GCCI chairman ... Read more...

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Foreign child abusers operating in Goa: Church


July 9th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Goa is becoming a child sex trade hub after Thailand's crackdown on its thriving child abuse industry, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said Saturday."Till recently, Thailand was ... Read more...

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Vatican launches own internet news portal


June 29th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI has launched Vatican's new information website by writing a short Twitter message on an iPad."Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be ... Read more...

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Goa church attacks government’s inaction over drug trade


June 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Expressing "deep concern" over the rampant drug trade in the state, the Goa church Saturday said steps taken by the state government had failed to curb ... Read more...

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Mining eating into Goa forests: Church


June 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Excessive mining in Goa is proving to be a grave threat to the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats, the church warned in its World Environment Day message ... Read more...

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Bombs hurled at Indonesia church


April 29th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 29 (IANS/AKI) Two Molotov cocktails were hurled at a church Friday on the Indonesian island of Java by unidentified motorcycle riders, witnesses said. No deaths or injuries have ... Read more...

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19 held for plotting to bomb Indonesia church


April 27th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 27 (IANS/AKI) At least 19 suspects have been arrested for plotting to bomb a cathedral in the Indonesian capital city during Easter, officials said.Ansyaad Mbai, chief of the ... Read more...

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Princess Di’s family to occupy front row at Wills-Kate wedding


April 24th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): The Spencers, the family of the late Princess Diana, will occupy front row seats during the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton. They will sit ... Read more...

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Islamist militants wanted to film and broadcast cathedral explosion in Indonesia


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Apr 23 (ANI): Indonesian police have claimed that Islamist militants involved in a plot to bomb a cathedral in the country before the Easter celebration had planned to film and broadcast ... Read more...

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Roman Catholic Church slams film about panic-prone Pope


April 20th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): The Roman Catholic Church has slammed a film about a panic-prone Pope who has unwittingly been thrust into the papacy and has to hire a psychiatric assistant to ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman greets Pope on 84th birthday


April 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 16 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent greetings to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on his 84thbirthday, which falls on April 16.In a release in Nevada (USA) today, ... Read more...

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Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists: Catholic Church


March 31st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): The Roman Catholic Church has warned that a surge in Satanism fuelled by the Internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists.Exorcism is the ... Read more...

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US Jesuits agree to 166 million dollar sex abuse pay-out


March 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.26 (ANI): The Pacific Northwest chapter of the Roman Catholic Church's Jesuit order has agreed to pay 166 million dollars to settle more than 500 Native Americans sexually abused by priests ... Read more...

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Aid to ‘intolerant’ Pak proof of UK’s “anti-Christian” policy: Church leader


March 15th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.15 (ANI): A Roman Catholic Church leader in Scotland has accused the David Cameron led coalition Government of pursuing an "anti-Christian" foreign policy by increasing overseas aid to Pakistan."To increase ... Read more...

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Zardari skips, Gilani attends Shahbaz Bhatti’s funeral mass


March 5th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 5(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited a Roman Catholic church in Islamabad to praise slain Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti in front of a huge crowd of ... Read more...

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Census in Goa could give distorted picture: Church


February 25th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) The Church in Goa Friday said the influx of migrants and the significant outflow of people working as sailors on long haul cruises could mean a distorted representation ... Read more...

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150-year-old cathedral damaged in New Zealand quake (Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) A cathedral dating back to 1860 that Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw visited in 1934 and praised its architecture was badly damaged in a massive earthquake ... Read more...

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150-year-old cathedral damaged in New Zealand quake


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) A cathedral that dates back to 1860 was damaged in the massive earthquake that struck this New Zealand city, a media report said.New Zealand Herald reported ... Read more...

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Karnataka to drop cases against Christians


February 18th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government Friday said it would withdraw cases registered against over 300 Christians when they protested attacks on churches in 2008."The government will take steps ... Read more...

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DMK for new pact with Colombo over Katchathivu


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Thursday demanded a new agreement with Sri Lanka to ensure that Indian fishermen got safe access to the Katchathivu island that was ceded to ... Read more...

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