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Cardinal Gracias re-elected CCBI president

Bangalore (Matters India) – Cardinal Oswald Gracias has been re-elected as the president of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) at its ongoing 27th Plenary Assembly in Bangalore. Along with Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of...

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Asia’s biggest Christian convention begins in Kerala

Each day will have three separate sessions for women and men, besides a series of prayer and devotional music. Maramon (UCAN):  Asia's biggest Christian convention got underway here Sunday with Philipose Mar Chrysostum, senior metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church,...

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A fulfilling journey from police to seminary

Story By: Brother Mukti Kumar Minj (Matters India) I am thankful to galaxy of people who came on my way supporting, guiding, encouraging and caring in varied ways. I am sure that God was present through them and events of life. I...

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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...