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Pope’s Instagram launches with appeal for prayer

By Ann SchneibleVatican City, Mar 19, 2016 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The official Instagram account of Pope Francis launched on Saturday with a simple request for his followers: “Pray for me.” The inaugural post, which was translated into nine languages,...

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Philanthropist leads mass hunger-strike for rabies-free India 

Published on: 11:59 pm, March 19, 2016 Story By: Jose Kavi, Matters India Reporter New Delhi: An Industrialist-turned philanthropist Saturday led a 24-hour hunger strike in New Delhi to draw national attention to stray dog menace in the country. The alarming stray-dog nuisance...

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Editorial (Indian Currents) :: Let Us Not Cage Education

Dr Suresh Mathew In the recent past, there were two major instances when cry for a new educational system got shriller. First, the rising cases of juvenile crimes starting with the gruesome Nirbhaya incident. The revelation that juveniles, many of them...

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Salesians dismiss torture rumors of kidnapped priest

Social media posts say Father Uzhunnalil will be crucified on Good Friday. Posted on March 18, 2016, 6:52 PM Kochi (UCAN):  Church officials dismissed as rumors social media messages that said an Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by suspected Islamic terrorists in...

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Jesuit institute helps Bihar farmers confront administration

Published on: 4:35 pm, March 17, 2016 Story By: Matters India Reporter Patna: Bihar with its good soil and water resources could usher in the second Green Revolution if proper steps are taken, says agronomist Jadgish Prasad, director of International School of Management,...

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India to invite Pope Francis

Published on: 11:21 am, March 17, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com New Delhi : Even the Pope can’t escape the shadow of India-Pakistan tensions. The Narendra Modi government is planning to formally invite Pope Francis to India, prodded by the country’s...

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CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA – POSSIBLE FALLOUTS

(Note: Saints were always the best money earners for the Church. Making some one a saint was an expensive business until Pope Francis recently reversed the Vatican Laws. Otherwise, eligible saintly Christians like Servant of God Bro. Joseph Thampi of Vijayawada would...

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The Damage Done By Indian Schools

Nazreen Fazal   http://www.huffingtonpost.in/nazreen-fazal/an-indictment-of-the-indi_b_9416416.html       Most people are surprised when I tell them that by 12th grade I'd studied in 10 different schools. Yes, 10 schools. From fancy Air Force schools to Kendriya Vidyalayas that have students from all...

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Bangalore’s witty priest dies 

Published on: 12:32 am, March 16, 2016 (Matters India) Story By: Adolf Washington  Bengaluru: Fr. Terence Joseph Fransz, widely known as a ‘witty’ ‘cheerful’ and ‘prayerful’ priest died March 15. He was 87. He served the Archdiocese of Bangalore for more than six...

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Police investigate blackmail of Vijayawada priest

Equivalent of US$154,000 given to extortionists, say media reports. Posted on March 15, 2016, 4:48 PM (UCAN) India: Police are questioning eight people in connection with the blackmailing and extorting of money from a Catholic priest in the southern Indian city...

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Trump, Clinton & Lincon – compare!  By Stephen Cooper,  in New Indian Express,16th March 2016                   (Note: According  to opinion polls Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are racing towards capturing  the presidential nomination in Republican and Democratic parties. According  to political...

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Malayatoor pilgrimage to go green this year

The joint effort by the government and the church is aimed at dissuading devotees from bringing plastics and disposables during the pilgrimage season. Posted on March 15, 2016, 4:22 PM Koch(UCAN)i: The Suchitwa (cleanliness) Mission of the Kerala State government has...