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Cardinal Cleemis demands ban on ‘Agnes of God’

The play, Agnes of God – an anti-Catholic Play directed by Mumbai born Kaizaad Kotwal, is an adaptation of a 1982 Broadway production.                    The following letter from Cardinal Cleemis to Home Minister,...

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VHP wants pope apologize to Indians

 Many cases occurred in India and deserve recompense, official says. New Delhi (UCAN):  A prominent Hindu group in India has asked Pope Francis to apologize to Indians who have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Christian missionaries in the...

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Nun’s murderer admits killing another elderly nun

Kottayam (Matters India): The man held in connection with the murder of a 69-year-old nun in Pala allegedly had killed another elderly nun at a convent near Erattupetta in April this year, police said on Tuesday. Satheesh Babu, who has...

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Is Our Civilization in Peril? Mathew Idikkula (USA)

The evolutionary march of our civilization from the Stone Age to the Space Age has been an enduring struggle. Empires have risen and fallen; indigenous civilizations have come, made their contributions, and gone; groundbreaking innovations such as the dawn of...

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Nun jailed for sex abuse gets bail

Sister Maria said "it was totally false case to target the Church for doing good work”. Ambikapur (UCAN): A Catholic nun, arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor girl, was granted bail but the priest and a maid arrested with...

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Accused in Sister Amala murder case held in Haridwar

Kottayam (Matters India): The accused involved in the murder of Sister Amala of Lisieux Carmelite Convent in Pala, has been arrested in Haridwar. Sathish Babu alias Sathish Nair (39) of Kasargod was arrested last night from the Ayappa Swamy Temple...

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For this church mass, bring your pets along

October 4, celebrated globally as World Animal Day, is the day of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, who is regarded as the patron saint of animals. India (UCAN). The Sunday mass on October 4 at St Thomas Basilica in...

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Catholic managements threaten agitation

Kottayam (Matters India): Catholic corporate managements running aided schools have decided to launch an agitation against the education policy of the government, leaders of the Kerala Aided School Managers Association said here on Tuesday. Speaking to the media here, they...

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Church alleges planned attacks on convents

Kottayam (Matters India): Giving a new colour to the murder of a Catholic nun at a convent in Pala, the Church has formally alleged that this could be part of a planned and concerted effort implemented with an agenda. The...

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MANDHYA NOW INCLUDES BENGALURU TOO……

By  GITANJALI A BERNARD, New York                        Pope Francis has approved extending the boundaries of the Mandya diocese [Karnataka, India]. Six civil districts of the Mysore region have been added. Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru rural, Chickballapur, Kolar, Ramnagara andTumkur are the new add-ons. Diocese is known as “Eparchy” in Syro-Malabar Church’s idiom.                        Father Antony Kariyil, C.M.I....

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Vizhinjam: Latin archdiocese for open agitation

Thiruvananthapuram (Matters India): Even though the state government on Friday declared a rehabilitation/compensation package for persons who will be displaced or affected by the Vizhinjam port project, the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum has taken exception to it and has announced...

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Why private schools take Christian saints’ names

(Matters India): On September 11, soon after the principal of an institution named St Xavier’s High School was arrested in Mumbai on charges of molesting two boys, some Indians on Twitter began simmering with rage. The arrested principal is a...

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Temple in church property threatens Goa’s peace

Hindu hardliners forcefully rebuild after alleging Salesians demolished 200-year-old temple. Panaji: (UCAN) Church leaders and Catholic rights activists in the western Indian state of Goa said a temple forcefully built inside church property threatens peaceful relations between Catholics and Hindus....

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Nun found dead in Kerala convent, murder suspected

Palai (Matters India): A 69-year-old nun was found dead in mysterious circumstances inside a convent in Palai, a major Catholic center in Kerala, southern India. Sisters in Lisieux Carmel Convent found Sister Amala Valummel dead in her room when they...

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Church workers accused of sex abuse in Chhattisgarh

Catholic leaders in Chhattisgarh say allegation is another form of harassment. Chhattisgarh (UCAN): Police in central India have arrested a Catholic priest, nun and lay worker accused of sexually abusing a young girl, an allegation Church officials say is just another...

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  Christian activist Dayal threatened

Online abuse a reflection of what Christians face, Dayal says. Christian lay leader and rights activist John Dayal said he has been threatened online after making comments on a social media network linking an arrested school principal to the country’s...

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Bishop calls anti-Christian harassment a ‘serious worry’

Delhi (UCAN):Two ministers arrested while holding a prayer service in Madhya Pradesh state.Anti-Christian harassment has become extremely worrying in Madhya Pradesh, a Catholic bishop said after two Protestant ministers were arrested while conducting a family prayer service. "The situation in...