Category: Christian World

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Bishops launch Bible cartoons in Hindi

The series consists of 13 videos covering 47 parables and stories of Jesus. New Delhi UCAN:  Bishops in northern India have launched a popular Bible cartoon animation in Hindi in their attempt to make region's young people familiarize with Jesus...

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Tribal boy all set to become a priest

Telangana (Matters India)— Naveen Naik, a 13-year-old tribal boy from Narsapur tanda in Marpalli mandal of Ranga Reddy district, is all to set don the role of a priest forcing his way into domain largely held by the upper castes....

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Pak lynching: 47 Pakistani Christians sent to custody

Lahore(Matters India): A Pakistani court Wednesday remanded 47 Christians in police custody for 10 days for allegedly lynching two Muslim youths a month ago. Police produced the accused before Lahore’s Anti-Terrorism Court-III and sought extension to the physical remand of 22...

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Why Christianity failed in India

 Tony Joseph (Mattters India). If you have been following Indian mass media or social media in the last few months, you couldn’t have escaped the narrative being spun by the Hindutva right-wing. It goes something like this: “Christianity is posing a...

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Pope Francis comforts Nepal quake survivors

Kathmandu (Matters India)— Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly Regina Caeli address in praying for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal which has claimed thousands of lives. “I wish to express my...

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Indian among 19 ordained by Pope Francis

Vatican City: An Indian was among 19 deacons Pope Francis ordained on Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican. “A priest is ugly who lives for his own pleasure,” Pope Francis said while warning the new priests against living first for...

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International assistance dispatched to Nepal following quake

Pope 'deeply saddened' by massive loss of life, expresses solidarity with those affected. Nepal:  International aid groups and governments escalated efforts to dispatch rescuers and supplies to earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation...

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Pakistani human rights activist shot dead

Karachi (Matters India)— Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving...

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Bishops condemn Hindu Mahasabha statement

The Hindu Mahasabha leader’s statement said Churches are no longer places of worship but factories for conversion. New Delhi:  The Catholic bishops’ Conference of India has condemned the “highly provocative” statement of the Hindu Mahasabha general secretary Munna Kumar Shukla...

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Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over ‘cross’ protest

Kuala Lumpur (Matters India)— Malaysia’s government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country....