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Hindus assault Indian villager over conversion charge

 Hindu man beaten, paraded on donkey after seeking help for son at a Christian hospital.  Jalaun (UCAN): Police in northern India have arrested 20 people from a hard-line Hindu group for assaulting and parading a young man on a donkey accusing...

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Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum Gets New Auxiliary Bishop

Trivandrum (Matters India): His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Christudas Rajappan, of the Clergy of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum, as Auxiliary Bishop of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum and Titular Bishop of AvittaBibba This ecclesiastical provision was made public...

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Gay Law up for Review

Supreme Court refers gay law plea to five-judge Constitution bench – Statesman, New Delhi | 02 February, 2016               (Note: Criminalization of gay sex was brought in by the British raj in the colonial era. They stopped practicing it themselves long ago. Still...

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Christian assaulted accused of conversion activities

Suspected Bajrang Dal members assaulted Awadhesh Kumar, tonsured him and made him sit on donkey. Lucknow: (UCAN) Suspected Bajrang Dal activists tonsured the head of a youth in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh and paraded him on a donkey for four...

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Goa priest opposes helicopter tourism

Parish priest Rodany Rebello wants his people oppose the project as no locals benefit from it. Panaji: (UCAN) The local Church has joined the chorus of those opposing helicopter-tourism in Goa, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow, citing that it will...

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Mob attacks priest, Catholics in Coimbatore

Coimbatore (Matters India): A Catholic priest and three lay persons were hospitalized after a mob attacked them in Coimbatore, an industrial city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On February 1, officials of Ramanathapuram Syro Malabar diocese met...

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Violence in Andhra as Kapus launch stir for quota

The Kapu leaders were angry with the ruling TDP for not implementing its poll promise to include Kapus in BC list. Visakhapatnam: (UCAN) Violence broke out in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Sunday as thousands of protestors from Kapu caste...

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Pope’s envoy at IEC: ‘Church should return to youth’

Cebu City (Matters India): “Instead of expecting the youth to return to the Church, the Church should return to the youth.” The representative of Pope Francis at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar, posed this...

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Nuns want Ranaghat trial in another court

Kolkata (Matters India): Three nuns who are witnesses in the Ranaghat nun rape case of March 2015 have moved Calcutta high court seeking that the trial be moved out of the local court. Sources say that the nuns are scared...

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Mercy and mission go hand-in-hand, Pope says

By Ann Schneible. Vatican City, Jan 30, 2016 / 06:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mercy and the Christian responsibility to be missionaries are closely connected, Pope Francis said Saturday, kicking off the first in a series of special audiences for the Jubilee Year...

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Cycle-rickshaws to lead ‘care for air’ plan

Patna (Story – Matters India): Your cycle-rickshaw-puller will soon take up the fight against air pollution. After all, not only do rickshaw-pullers work all day on the streets, they mostly sleep on pavements at night. When you take out your...