Category: Christian World

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Cardinal Gracias re-elected CCBI president

Bangalore (Matters India) – Cardinal Oswald Gracias has been re-elected as the president of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) at its ongoing 27th Plenary Assembly in Bangalore. Along with Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of...

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Asia’s biggest Christian convention begins in Kerala

Each day will have three separate sessions for women and men, besides a series of prayer and devotional music. Maramon (UCAN):  Asia's biggest Christian convention got underway here Sunday with Philipose Mar Chrysostum, senior metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church,...

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A fulfilling journey from police to seminary

Story By: Brother Mukti Kumar Minj (Matters India) I am thankful to galaxy of people who came on my way supporting, guiding, encouraging and caring in varied ways. I am sure that God was present through them and events of life. I...

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Kerala-based priest bags ‘Best Gospel Magician’award

Kochi: (Matters India) Father Saju Mathew, vicar of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston, US, has been selected for this year’s covetous Merlin Award instituted by International Magicians Society for the ‘Best Gospel Magician’ category. Dubbed as the Oscar in the field...

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Goa Bishop seeks safety for minorities

Ferrao heads the Roman Catholic church in Goa which wields significant clout, considering that 26 percent of the state's population is Catholic. Panaji:  Goa's Archbishop Fr. Filipe Neri Ferrao Thursday asked the central government to ensure security for minorities. He...

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Why Suffering? Bishop Arthur Serratelli

A beautiful and thought provoking article on human suffering published by Catholic News Agency (CNA) – Editor Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France is the small town of Lourdes. Its population of 15,000 swells every tourist...

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Church prepares youth to be tomorrow’s leaders

Bishop George Pallipparambil with pilgrim students at the Light of the World Cathedral in Miao photo : Fr. Felix Anthony Miao (Matters India)– In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John...

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Vatican officials denied Indian visa

India:(Outlook India/UCAN)  The Indian Government this week denied entry into the country to two Catholic priests from the Vatican who were scheduled to attend the ongoing plenary assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India. Archbishop Arthur Roche and...

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Indian priest to help Britain’s ailing health service

London:Matters India- Father Davis Chiramel, chairman of the Kidney Federation of India popularly known as “Kidney Father From Kerala”, has launched a voluntary charity organisation in Britain to add more organ donors from the South Asian communities, especially Indians. According...

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Woman Grand Master Mary Ann Gomes

2015 seems to be remarkable year for India.  The 200th Birth Anniversary of Don Bosco, the visit of Barack Obama and the phenomenal feat of Woman Grand Master Mary Ann Gomes. Indeed it is providential and at the same time, a matter...

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Tolerance amid increase in violence

Women on the street of Jaipur, India, March 2009. Credit: Bo Nielsen via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). Bishop urges youth of India to work for tolerance amid increase in violence.  By Antonio Anup Gonsalves Bellary, India, Jan 31, 2015 / 04:03...

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The dangers of naming God

By Fr William Grimm Tokyo:  I wish I could remember the exact words and who it was who said them to the effect that while Christianity can be believed, some Christians are absolutely incredible. The same can be said of...