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Papacy disappearing? 2 Popes or a shadow Pope?

Cover image: Retired Pope Benedict XVI greets cardinals before a consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo. (CNS/Paul Hing)     What about having two prime...



  Cover image: Fr. Frans Van Der Lugt, lovingly called ‘Abouna Frans’, was brutally gunned down in Homs Syria on April 7 2014.   Fr Cedric Prakash SJ*   Miryiam (name changed) spoke in a steely voice, but with passion as tears welled in her eyes, “Yes, they...


Papal ring is in question! To kiss or not to kiss?

    REUTERS in DECCAN CHRONICLE  Mar 27, 2019   The evolving Catholic Church culture now presents a new dilemma of whether kissing the pope’s hand is appropriate or not.   Cover Photo: While visiting a Catholic shrine in Loreto on Monday, Pope...


ROMERO: Worthy of Emulation

  – Fr Cedric Prakash SJ*   On 14 October  2018, Pope Francis canonised Archbishop Oscar Romero. In his homily during the ceremony, the Holy Father lauded Romero for leaving "the security of the world, even his own safety, in...


​Slap 75 age-bar to contest elections!

Lok sabha elections 2019 BJP, List points generational shift   Kumar Uttam, Hindustan Times, Hindustan Times,  Mar 25, 2019 The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) list of 306 candidates announced so far for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections points to a key generational...