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Vatican grants approval for exorcism!

Source: The Herald (Kolkota) The Vatican has given its blessing to exorcisms as a standard practice in the Catholic Church. The Congregation for the Clergy decided last month to recognise the International Association of Exorcists, which consists of 250 priests...

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India’s deepening communal cleavages

 Michael Kugelman – Matters India       On December 1, Niranjan Jyoti, a member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a federal government minister, gave a speech at a state election campaign rally in New Delhi. Voters, she...

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Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines

Pontiff begins four-day tour of nation that is home to Asia's largest Catholic population Francis has arrived in the Philippines at the start of what is likely to be one of the most extraordinary visits of his pontificate.The authorities have...

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Church misuses Blasphemy-law

An Interview with Sanal Edamaruku – Relevant parts  Sanal Edamaruku is a world-renowned author and rationalist currently facing a maximum sentence of three years in prison plus fines for criticizing the Catholic Church. As president of the Indian Rationalist Association,...

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Priest abused for clicking boozing men

Source: Matters India. Thiruvananthapuram: A hunt is under way for six men who abused a priest and assaulted a church committee member at Thumpa, Kazhakkoottam police said on Wednesday, a day after the incident. The priest, Fr Ashlin Jose, was verbally...

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Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted

Source: UCAN. All the Dalit victims were landless agricultural workers. Patna:  Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar's Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper -caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over...

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Another Delhi church vandalised

The incident came to light in the morning when Father Balraj reached the church. New Delhi:  A Marian grotto of a parish church under Delhi archdiocese was vandalised by two unidentified men in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area Wednesday morning. The...

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Priests and nuns break silence

 K.P. SHIBU- FORMER PRIEST   Sunday Express 08/11/2009 MATHRUBHUMI 01/09/2012   After nun, former priest writes a tell-all book on sexual exploitation Shaju Philip : Thiruvananthapuram, Wed Sep 01 2010, 01:30 hrs Barely a year after a former Catholic nun...

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25 percent of nuns unhappy

Kerala nuns unhappy, finds church study Shaju Philip : Thiruvanananthapuram, Tue Jan 27 2009, 00:56 hrs Updated: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:30 IST A Church study has found that 25 per cent of nuns in Kerala were not happy with their way of...

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Conversion Crusade

Competes for people’s souls Harsh Mander in Hindustan Times, Jan, 13, 2015     (Note: The writer is director, Centre for Equity Studies. He makes three striking points not to be missed: 1.Glamour of Christianity is its missionary dedication to serve...