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Another Ex- Sister speaks…

By Shevlin Sebastian  A few days ago, Sr. Regina spoke in public for the first time about why she left the Franciscan Claris Congregation at Irinjalakuda ten years ago. This was at a symposium on the problems faced by nuns,...

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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...