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Indians remember Mother Teresa

New Delhi (Matters India): Indians cutting across religions Saturday joined Missionaries of Charity nuns in special prayers to mark the death anniversary of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata. The Church observes September 5 as the feast day of the world...

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When Brinda Karat became emotional In Kandhamal

Binu Mathew (Matters India) Acclaimed film maker K.P Sasi and I were standing in a corner of the courtyard of Phulbani Government Guest House having a coffee. It was about in the morning of August 31. A vehicle stopped nearby and...

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Catholic nun, priest among Teacher’s Day awardees

New Delhi (Matters India): A Catholic nun and a priest were among 34 teachers the Indian government honored for their service to education. Sister Zita Cutinha, a member of the Franciscan Clarist Missionary of the Most Blessed ‎Sacrament, and Carmelite...

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Mumbai Church plans to adopt nearby railway station

This will be the first time a church, or any religious institution, has adopted a railway station in Mumbai. India(UCAN):  The parishioners of St Joseph Church in Vikhroli in Mumbai, along with the members of the Bombay Catholic Sabha, plan...

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Pune parishioners battle with priest goes to nuncio

Pune (Story By: mattersindia.com reporter): Some Catholics of a parish in Pune diocese have sought help from the Pope’s ambassador in India and a cardinal who advises the pontiff on Church government to resolve an ongoing Mass controversy. As many as...

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Century-old Christian association opens international program center

Archbishop Moras inaugurating the center   Story By: Adolf Washington, Special Correspondent Matters India. Bengaluru: Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Bengaluru opened on Wednesday a well-equipped conference and resource center. Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore blessed the new-buildings. “Any concerted effort...

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Andhra Christians hold interreligious prayer for creation

The Federation of Churches of Andhra Pradesh brings together various Christian communities in the south Indian state. India:  UCAN The Federation of Churches of Andhra Pradesh in India celebrated the first World Day of Prayer for the protection of creation...

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Odisha Church recalls priest’s martyrdom

Balasore (Story By: Santosh Digal, Matters India): Thousands of Christians and others on Wednesday thronged a Catholic church in a remote village of Odisha to pay homage to Fr Arul Doss who was killed by a fundamentalist mob 16 years ago....

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Archdiocese of Bhopal go Rakhi !

Archdiocese of Bhopal Celebrated Rakhi Celebration first time in Central India Archdiocese of Bhopal  first time organized a one day program of RAKHI here today. In this program , Arch Bishop of Bhopal Dr. Leo Cornelio was tied RAKHI (Thread) on...

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Arunachal government awards Salesian priest for youth skill development

Story By: Fr. Christudoss (Matters India) Dimapur: The government of Arunachal Pradesh state in northeastern India recently honored a Salesian priest for his outstanding contribution to skill development of youth. Father Cyriac Pulinthanathumalayil, the awardee, is the founder director of Don Bosco Youth...

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Thousands rally for justice in Kandhamal

Raikia (Matters India): More than 5,000 people marched in a town Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Monday to press for justice, peace and communal harmony. More violence, we want peace and justice,” shouted the marchers, who were mostly people of Kandhamal...

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Christian Museum gets rare collection of crosses

Kochi (Matters India):  At first glance, it may look like just another ecclesiastical initiative. But these are actually part of an artistic endeavour shedding some light on the evolution and growth of a doctrine having followers all around the globe....

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Muslim body honors Catholic activist

New Delhi (Story By: Santosh Digal, Matters India Special Correspondent): John Dayal, a prominent Catholic human rights activist, was among four human rights defenders honored by a top Muslim organization on Monday for their lifetime work for interreligious harmony and civil...

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Mangalore attempts to implement Laudato si

The diocesan program is aimed at motivating Catholics to plant saplings, promote biogas, solar energy and reduce consumption of conventional energy.  Mangalore UCAN):  Mangalore diocese plans a special program 'Nature's Protection-My Responsibility' to motivate Catholics to preserve the environment in...

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High Court urges Church heads to follow norms

Kochi (Matters India): The Kerala High Court has held that the parish of St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Varikoli, should be run in accordance with the ‘Constitution of 1934’, framed by the Malankara Association. The court also made it clear that...

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Catholic Nun receives award for Excellence in Education!

Pune (Story By: Lijo Thomas, Matters India): An Apostolic Carmel nun based in Pune has been conferred a prestigious award named after a 19th century social reformer for educating girl children. Sr. Marisa, principal of Mount Carmel Convent School, Lullanagar, Pune,...