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Christian event to ‘convert’ tribals stopped

Bhopal:  A Pentecostal convention in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh came to an abrupt end after a group of right-wing activists brought the administration and police to the venue after accusing the organizers of converting tribals by offering money and other...

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Vatican Books Booked! – Isaac Harold Gomes (Kolkotta)

In the photo above, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (before his election to the papacy), wearing simple vestments, looks at Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone’s richly embroidered vestments (The following article is prepared in response to an article 'We’ve discovered hundreds of millions of euros...

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New Cardinals in February – Vatican

Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will hold a consistory for the creation of new cardinals Feb. 14-15, 2015, the Holy See press officer announced Thursday, adding that the consistory will follow meetings on the reform of the Roman Curia....

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Obligatory celibacy for Priests

he Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given ‘psychosexual’ training.“In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of...

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Pets have place in heaven: Pope

Source: Matters India Vatican City: Pope Francis confirmed during his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square that canines, along with “all of God’s creatures,” can make it to heaven. The leader of the Catholic Church made the remark...

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How Rich Is the Catholic Church?

Nobody really knows, because religious groups don’t need to follow regular accounting and disclosure rules Pope Francis is not just the spiritual leader of one of the world’s major religions: He’s also the head of what’s probably the wealthiest institution...

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The Search for Christ – Mathew Idikkula

No one has moved the popular minds as Jesus Christ did two thousand years ago with his intensely practical teachings. He inspired, healed, and transformed many, and he continues to inspire millions by virtue of the tremendous spiritual energy that...

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A Brief History of Syro-Malabar

The Syro-Malabar Church is an Apostolic Church which traces its origin to the Apostolate of St. Thomas who, according to the tradition, landed at Cranganore in 52 AD and founded seven Christian communities at Palayur, Cranganore, Kokkamangalam, Kottakavu (Parur), Quilon, Niranam, and Chayal. It is...

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Catholic nuns lead raids on brothels in India

With the help of police, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate have put 30 human traffickers behind bars. Leaving their habits behind and disguised along with police in regular clothes, a small group of three or four nuns raid brothels in...

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Humiliation of Notre Dame -The Guardian

The past mark of French Glory, the Notre Dame Cathedral, now finds it difficult to fund a Christmas tree. Read the full report from The Guardian.  The Chinese have panda diplomacy. The Russians, it appears, prefer trees. France may have...