Category: National

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Clash of Clans: In Church Fight Over Modi

Is the CBCI stumbling over Delhi diocese's gesture to Modi?   The decision to invite the Prime Minister to the joint celebration staged by the Faridabad Eparchy and the Delhi diocese to honor the new saints Fr. Kuriakose Chavara and...

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Delhi Church attacks – Kolkota Protests

Report: ISAAC HAROLD GOMES, ICPA – KOLKATA On 10 Feb 2015, the day Arvind Kejriwal pulled off an AAPsolute miracle by crushing the “invincible” BJP at Delhi Assembly Election, the Archdiocese of Calcutta organized a Protest at Park Circus 7 Point Crossingat...

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Muslims, Christians celebrate AAP victory

They expressed hope that the capital would see a better government that would be above communal and caste-based politics. New Delhi:(UCAN)  Members of the Muslim and Christian communities, who had voted in large numbers for the AAP, rejoiced at the...

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Church attackers are akin to Nazis: Bishop

He cited examples of churches being vandalised, Christian prayer meets being disrupted and Bishops refused visas to India to show a ‘pattern’. Mumbai: (UCAN)  Auxiliary Bishop Agnelo Gracias of the Bombay has equated the attackers of churches across India to...

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AAP victory reflects hope of millions: Delhi archbishop

He expressed hope that the new government led by Kejriwal "would work towards welfare of all irrespective of caste, creed and class and more importantly towards social peace and religious harmony.” New Delhi:  The "historic victory" of Aam Admi Party...

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7,000 Christians faced threats in 2014, reports Catholic body

Madhya Pradesh (23) and Chhattisgarh (19), both BJP-ruled states, along with Congress-ruled Karnataka (14) account for nearly half of all incidents across India. Mumbai:  The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) says it has documented 120 attacks on Christians and their...

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Delhi church attacks: Silence of Christian MLAs /MPs ?

Delhi church attacks: Congress questions silence of Christian BJP MLAs  Panaji (matters India): Goa Congress on Monday condemned the recent police action in Delhi against Christians who took to streets over attacks on churches, and questioned the silence of state...

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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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‘Ghar wapsi’ big bluff, organised drama: Christian forum

Kolkata (Matters India) – A forum for Christians in West Bengal Wednesday said the alleged forced religious reconversion of tribals was a “big bluff” and a “cunningly organised drama” to falsely propagate the so-called “ghar wapsi” ceremony. The claims by the...

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Surya namaskar made compulsory in 48,000 schools Rajasthan

Story: Times of India JAIPUR: Amid protests from different corners, the education department issued orders on Tuesday for government and private schools to introduce surya namaskar in all secondary and senior secondary classes with immediate effect. The order issued by...

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VHP leader Togadia banned from entering Bengaluru

Togadia is scheduled to participate in a VHP convention (Hindu Viraat Samavesha) in the city Feb 8. Bangalore: (Source: UCAN)  Police Tuesday banned right-wing group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia from entering the Karnataka capital Feb 5-11, on...

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Catholic Church vandalized in Delhi

Latest incident is fifth attack on a Christian place of worship in the capital in two months. Vandals attacked a Catholic Church in south Delhi early on Monday, the fifth attack on a Christian place of worship in the city...