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Kerala-based priest bags ‘Best Gospel Magician’award

Kochi: (Matters India) Father Saju Mathew, vicar of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston, US, has been selected for this year’s covetous Merlin Award instituted by International Magicians Society for the ‘Best Gospel Magician’ category. Dubbed as the Oscar in the field...

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Goa Bishop seeks safety for minorities

Ferrao heads the Roman Catholic church in Goa which wields significant clout, considering that 26 percent of the state's population is Catholic. Panaji:  Goa's Archbishop Fr. Filipe Neri Ferrao Thursday asked the central government to ensure security for minorities. He...

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Pope orders bishops to cooperate with sex abuse commission

© REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN – Tags: RELIGION) … Pope Francis reacts as he conducts his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, February 1 2015. Pope Francis on Thursday ordered Roman Catholic bishops around the world to fully...

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Why Suffering? Bishop Arthur Serratelli

A beautiful and thought provoking article on human suffering published by Catholic News Agency (CNA) – Editor Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France is the small town of Lourdes. Its population of 15,000 swells every tourist...

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Church prepares youth to be tomorrow’s leaders

Bishop George Pallipparambil with pilgrim students at the Light of the World Cathedral in Miao photo : Fr. Felix Anthony Miao (Matters India)– In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John...

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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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Indian priest to help Britain’s ailing health service

London:Matters India- Father Davis Chiramel, chairman of the Kidney Federation of India popularly known as “Kidney Father From Kerala”, has launched a voluntary charity organisation in Britain to add more organ donors from the South Asian communities, especially Indians. According...

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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...