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Needless provocation

(This Hindu Editorial, February 28, 2015,  on Mother Teresa is full of lessons for all and comforting for those who look to her as the saint of the gutter. Dr James Kottoor)          Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent...

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IS fighter changes heart after “death”

Aleppo (story – Matters India) – An ISIS jihadist has recently converted to Christianity after being left for dead near the eastern border of Syria where he was finally rescued by Christian missionaries from the region, reported the Aleppo Herald...

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Dalit Liberation Theology: Interview with James Massey

Story: Matters India. Reverend James Massey, who died March 3, was a leading Dalit Christian theologian, one of the pioneers in the field. He wrote several books on Dalit Christian theology. He was the general secretary of the Indian Society for...

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Sex abuse: former nun plans hunger strike

Former nun Anita of St. Agata Convent is all set to launch an indefinite hunger strike in front of her convent at Thottakkattukara, Ernakulam. Kochi:  A Catholic nun who was expelled from her congregation after she reportedly resisted sexual abuse...

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Siblings help you keep your eyes off yourself, Pope says

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 12:57 am (Elise Harris– CNA/EWTN News).- In this week’s general audience, Pope Francis spoke on the role of siblings in family life, saying the fraternity we learn from them teaches us how to overcome barriers...

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Welcome Modi’s remarks on religious freedom: EU

Modi's remarks in support of freedom of religion came in the wake of a string of attacks on churches in the capital. New Delhi(UCAN): The European Union Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on religious freedom and said that his...

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Cardinal raises concern over ‘decline in secular values’

Thiruvananthapuram (Matters India)– Syro Malankara Catholic Church Chief Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholics has expressed serious concern over the ‘’decline in secular values’’ in the country. Presiding over the inaugural of the birth centenary celebrations of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios here on...

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Proud of Christian education: Uttar Pradesh CM

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has promised all possible support to Christians in the northern Indian state. The 41-year-old leader also said his Samajwadi (socialist) Party would ensure that all communities were treated with equality and respect. Yadav was...

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Bishops seek Modi’s help for Dalit reservation

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church also sought Modi's help for dalit reservation. New Delhi (UCAN): Catholic leaders, who addressed a New Delhi seminar along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have sought his help in introducing reservation for...

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Kerala Church asks Marxists not to use saints’ photos

Alappuzha (Matters India): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) should not use the pictures of Saint Alphonsa and Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara to get votes in Kerala, a Catholic church official said Tuesday. The CPI-M state party conference will be held...

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Modi promises Christians to protect religious freedom

The lack of a public statement from Modi had caused concern among Christian leaders Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Tuesday told a gathering of Christians that his government would ensure religious freedom, amid increasing criticism that his administration was apathetic...