Category: Christian World

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Catholic priest criticizes propaganda against yoga

Mumbai (Matters India): Is yoga incompatible with Christianity? Conservative Christians in Europe and the US have been posing this question with growing fervour in the past few months, accusing India’s biggest export to the West of propagating Hinduism and leading...

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Nun gang rape accused paid money to enter India

UCAN Report -The seven accused had rented out a two-storey building on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh state highway and the accommodation was being used for transit purposes. One of the seven people arrested in the gang rape of an elderly nun in...

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Indian Salesians face precarious situation in Yemen

Aden (matters India)— Five Salesian priests, the only Catholic priests remaining in Yemen, continue their work in the country despite ongoing violence and civil war. The priests are missionaries from the Don Bosco Province of Bangalore, India and have been...

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What Holy Week looks like in a remote Indian diocese

By Carl Bunderson. Miao, India, Apr 3, 2015 / 04:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil is not staying quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but is rather...

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Former Indian priests, nuns demand severence pay

Payout to expelled sister gives impetus to campaign for Church compensation policy. Kochi (UCAN):  An expelled nun’s fight for compensation has led to calls from former priests and nuns in India for the introduction of severance pay, similar to that...

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Laity trained to free priests for ministry

Story By: mattersindia.com Archdiocese of NY introduces MA for lay people, preparing them for parish management. An agreement has been signed with Villanova University for a two-year course aimed at freeing priests for pastoral service. Freeing priests from administrative duties in...

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Wine made just for the Pope: Cabernet FRANCIS

The Catholic, Californian, and family-owned winery Trinitas (Latin for Trinity) began making papal themed wines with Pope Benedict XVI. According to a story by Religion News Service, Trinitas co-owner Tim Busch is a also a trustee of the charitable organization The...

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The little girl who forgave ISIS

If you haven’t seen this powerful video of hope and forgiveness, you should. SAT-7, a Christian TV channel that broadcasts in the Middle East and Africa, interviewed a young girl named Myriam, who fled from Qaraqosh, which up until last...

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Vatican event tackles women’s equality, inclusion, ordination

Ordination of Women, Inclusion, equality (Joshua J. McElwee,  Mar. 9, 2015 , in National Catholic Reporter, he  is NCR Vatican correspondent.) Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination Vatican City:A Vatican event Sunday saw a remarkably open and frank discussion among women about...

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Knanaya Youth in Atlanta Creates History Again

ATLANTA: Knanaya Youths in Georgia (KCYL)should be very proud today as they proved themselves as champions of service to our community. The BLOOD DRIVE they organised on Sunday March 1, at Holy Family Knanaya Church at Rosebud Road was a success story...