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Report: Christians face worsening mistreatment around the world

Open Doors International said 2014 had the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era Source: Catholic Herald. An international report has warned that Christians face worsening mistreatment worldwide and called for “urgent action” by Western governments...

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Catholic ex-priests, nuns to meet in Kochi

A 101-member committee, comprising former priests and nuns, has been formed for organising the conference.   Kochi:  Catholic priests and nuns who have left their ministerial in the Church will meet in Kochi in late February demanding social acceptance and...

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Vatican suspends Bangalore priest accused of rape

സൌര്‍ചെ: UCAN Activists are now campaigning for reopening of the case. Bangalore:  The Vatican has suspended a priest of Bangalore archdiocese accused of rape in what is described as a first in India. Father S Bartholomeow, the parish priest of...

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Kejriwal vs Modi again?

  All is not lost for AAP in Delhi Suryakiran Tiwari, in Hindustan times,  January 12, 2015   (Writer Suryakiran Tiwari aka Politicalbaaba runs a popular blog on Indian politics and elections. Politicalbaaba has been nominated by The Guardian as...

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First Jesuit University in India opened

Source: The Herald (Kolkata)  Santosh Dighal Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday opened the first Jesuit university in a glittering ceremony in Bhubaneswar, capital of the eastern Indian state. Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said the Xavier University (XU)...

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Bajrang Dal attacks Christian bhawan in Bihar town

They were apparently protesting against the alleged conversion of poor Hindus by Christians. Source: UCAN   A group of Bajrang Dal activists Sunday attacked and vandalized the Christian bhawan (building) at a Bihar town, police said. The incident created panic among...

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Stoppage of overseas donations to India!

In his Editorial “From ‘Receiving’ to ‘Giving’ Church” (Page 4 – The Herald July 11-17, 2014) the Editor has written: “Gone are the days when financial help was given by foreign donor agencies in order to educate and empower the...

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Pope’s trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

Vatican City – Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this coming week, visiting Sri Lanka and the Philippines exactly 20 years after St. John Paul II’s record-making visit to two countries with wildly disparate Catholic populations. Pope Francis...

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Catholicism on the ropes in the Philippines

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao's embracing of Protestantism means the Catholic Church in the Philippines has a fight on its hands In a packed function room in a Las Vegas hotel, a hymn to Jesus Christ reverberates. At the centre of...