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Christian priests join new year procession in Maharastra 

Published on: 12:07 am, April 9, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Thane: A large number of members from the Christian Community Friday participated in the Nava Varsha Swagath yatra, which was taken out in Thane, under the banner of the Sri Koupineshwar Nyas. The procession started from...

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Mumbai Catholics call off hunger strike against corruption 

Published on: 2:10 am, April 9, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Mumbai: The two Catholic laymen undertook a six-day hunger strike to protest what they alleged was corruption in the Church. Rupesh Gomes and George Miranda on Friday drank juice and ate some food...

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Papal exhortation avoids clear statement on Communion

(Story: Catholic Herald) A footnote narrowly addresses the question of Communion for the divorced and remarried Pope Francis has avoided making a direct statement on the question of Communion for remarried couples but in a footnote to his apostolic exhortation Amoris...

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Out today, the Pope’s guide to love, sex, marriage

Reuters | Apr 8, 2016, 10.32 AM IST VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis issues one of the most eagerly awaited documents of his pontificate on Friday, a treatise on marriage and the family following two gatherings of Catholic bishops that exposed divisions...

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American cardinal’s discovery of India 

Published on: 8:36 am, April 8, 2016 Story By: Mark Zimmermann – Matters India Cardinal Donald William Wuerl addressed the March 2-9 biennial plenary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India in his first visit to the country. The American prelate spoke on the topic...

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Mass wine exempted from prohibition in Bihar

Use of Sacramental wine has been permitted, state official Kunwar Jang Bahadur explained. Posted on April 7, 2016, 3:03 PM. Patna: (UCAN) The blanket ban on alcohol in Bihar will not affect the Church, officials have explained on Wednesday saying Christians...

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Priest dies while trying to save drowning student 

Published on: 6:26 pm, April 6, 2016 Story By: Matter India reporter Kochi: A Catholic priest lost his life on Wednesday while trying to save a drowning boy in Kerala. Fr Augustine Vairamon and the student, Joyal Joy, were part of a picnic team...

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Intrusion during a Christian assembly in Chhattisgarh

The incident took place on April 3 in Kawardha district in Chhattisgarh. New Delhi (UCAN): Posted on April 6, 2016, 6:18 PM A group of about 40 Hindu extremists interrupted the Sunday service of a Pentecostal Christian Assembly in Chhattisgarh, reports...

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Government’s squeeze on Muslim university upsets Christians

Muslims in India are politically, socially and economically worse than dalits, says church official. New Delhi: Posted on April 6, 2016, 6:21 PM (UCAN) Christians in India are concerned that federal government not granting special status to a prominent Muslim university...

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Providing shelter and love for forsaken women 

Published on: 12:32 am, April 5, 2016 Story By: Lissy Maruthanakuzhy Pune: Sr. Lucy Kurien was the only Catholic among 20 women that the Indian government honored with the Nari Shakti Puraskar, a women’s empowerment award, on March 8, International Women’s Day, for...

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Child sex abuse less rampant in Indian Catholic Church 

Published on: 11:49 am, April 5, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Panaji: A couple of cases pertaining to sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church have been identified in India after the Vatican approved four month ago the guidelines submitted by the Indian...