Category: Christian World

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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....

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Assam doctor uses religion to propagate health

Guwahati (Story By: Abdul Gani – Matters India): Due to the social dogma and superstition, introducing family planning measures has been pretty difficult, especially among the rural Muslims for a long time. But Dr Ilias Ali, Professor of Surgery at the Guwahati...

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Christians express shock over Agra church attack

No arrests yet as fear grows of further sectarian incidents. Police have failed to make an arrest four days after a church was attacked in the northern Indian city of Agra raising fears among the Christian community that religious extremists...

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National peace movement launched

The movement also aims to educate the youth about India's pluralism and the need to be sensitive towards under privileged. Indore (UCAN):  Peace activists from different religions across India together launched a national movement for peace Thursday in Indore aiming...