Category: National

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Catholic Centre, 3 churches attacked in Madhya Pradesh

Timely police intervention controlled the situation. (UCAN) India: Suspected Hindu radicals on May 12 attacked three churches in Indoreand a temporary home of Augustinian nuns (OAS) in Pipaldhar which houses a centre for disabled children in the northern Indian state...

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Jesuit’s ordination saves Nepal Hindu village

Kathmandu (Matters India)— Even though additional tremors continue to rock the Himalayan nation of Nepal, the thousand-odd Hindus of Tarkerabari village in the nation’s Okhaldunga district are rejoicing over the April 25 ordination of Jesuit Deacon Tek Raj Paudel of...

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Quake tremors rattle India, 10 dead in Bihar and UP

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake's epicentre was in Kodari, Nepal and its effect was felt across north India, including Bihar. New Delhi (UCAN):  Another major earthquake jolted Nepal on Tuesday and the tremors were felt across India for over 30 seconds,...

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Church attack not illegal: Hindu Mahasabah

Shukla said his organization would give awards and protection to Hindu youths who attack churches and marry Muslim girls.     Meerut:  (UCAN)   Mahasabha on Monday said attacking a church is not “illegal” and “violates no law,” the Hindu...

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Synod will endorse Church teaching on family – Cardinal Pell

By Elise Harris. Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, spoke this weekend on issues surrounding the family and the upcoming Synod of Bishops, saying the synod is unable to change Church teaching. Church...

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Lest we Forget Feroze Gandhi – Joy Paul Puthussery

                        ( Sri Puthussery writes interesting facts about Feroze Gandhi an unsung, unremembered hero of Indian politics whose birth centenary was not celebrated in India. Jk) Sonia's Government splurged Rs...

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India won’t discriminate on basis of religion: Modi

He said his and the BJP's philosophy was "Sabka saath, sabka vikas – Together with all, progress for all. New York:(UCAN)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that his government views all religions at par and won't tolerate any discrimination....

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Court asks to protect ancient Christian site in Delhi

The authorities have admitted there were around 205 unauthorized constructions in the area.New Delhi(UCAN):  The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the government and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to ensure that no unauthorized construction takes place around a protected...

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Britain denies visas to radical Hindu activists

Kerala-based Hindu Aikya Vedi and Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage are closely associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the parent organisation of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. London:(UCAN)  The British government has revoked visas issued to two prominent members...

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Trafficking a worldwide phenomenon: Indian priest doctor

Story By: Carlos Espinoza (Matters India)  Redemptorist Fr Mathew Abraham Puthenchirayil is a medical doctor who participated at the Plenary Meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican April 17-25. He is the secretary of the Office for Health...

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Man held for vandalizing Marian statue in Mumbai

The accused was picked from his home in Bhandup near Anthony Church where the incident took place. Mumbai (UCAN):  Police in the Bhandup suburb of Mumbai on Monday arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly vandalizing a statue of Mother Mary...

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Youth held for damaging church statue in Mumbai

Mumbai (Matters India)— A statue in the premises of a church in suburban Bhandup was damaged when a youth allegedly hurled a stone at it, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Paulraj Yauvan Nadar (21) was arrested after the...

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Goa Church sets up fund for Nepal quake victims

Panaji (Matters India): The Catholic Church in Goa Saturday announced that it would collect donations for the earthquake victims of Nepal. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa and Daman has asked all the 180-odd parishes in the tiny southwestern Indian...

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Parrikar says Christianity sweetens Indian society

He also lauded the Christian peace efforts and said such moves are based on the Christian teaching to love the neighbor. New Delhi (UCAN):  Christianity is a sweetener like sugar in the Indian society and the nation appreciates the Christian...

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Thousands of FCRA registrations cancelled

Notices were issued to 10,343 organizations, only 229 responded. New Delhi: Story- UCAN. The government has canceled the certificate of some 9,000 non-governmental organizations that allows them receive fund from overseas, saying they failed to submit the details of the funds they...

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Muslims and Sikhs join Christians to protest in Lucknow

The Christian community also warned of intensifying the stir if adequate security was not provided to them and Christian properties. Lucknow (UCAN):  Christian, Muslim and the Sikh communities in Lucknow came together on Thursday to protest against the recent surge...