Category: Christian World

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Catholic priest sees Satan in Islamic State

Rome(Matters India): In a recent Facebook post, well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said the Islamic State (ISIS) “is Satan,” and he also questioned the lack of response from Western nations. “ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual...

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Dictators’ democracy

By Jug Suraiya,April 15, 2015, in Times of India.            (Dictatorship of the proletariat is the only thing that has not struck root in India. It is now reduced to God’s own land, Kerala, where it...

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Fewer Kerala women join convents

This trend coincides with a slowdown in the growth of Christian population in India and their improving prosperity, say social activists and Church representatives. Kochi:  The number of Kerala women joining convents is fast dwindling because of shrinking family sizes...

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Kerala Church sees shortage of nuns

Kochi (Story By: Sananda Kumar– Matters India): Shrinking family sizes and expanding career opportunities for women are posing a problem for the Church. In Kerala, the state that sends the highest number of candidates to become nuns, fewer women are now...

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Do we really understand Boko Haram?

  By Matt Hadro.  Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNAEWTN News).-(In the Picture: Displaced persons in Maiduguri, who are being cared for by the local Church, in Sept. 2014. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need). Boko Haram gained notoriety...

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Church plans to raise bishop’s retirement age

Chennai (Matters India) — The Church of South India (CSI) has proposed sweeping changes in its constitution and by-laws, paving way for increasing the retirement age of Bishops from 65 to 67 and giving more powers to the Synod. The move...

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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...