UN Staff may not be paid in November

UN Staff may not be paid in November

We’re not talking about the cash-strapped Bihar Government, but it’s the UN that’s in the news. United Nations staff may not receive salary next month.  The reason? Member states haven’t being coughing up their dues. The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis” reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres […]

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope Francis took 8 candidates a step closer to sainthood, among them, Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Archbishop of Warsaw, known for his heroic stand against Nazism and Communism, according to a bulletin on Vatican radio.  The Pope, on October 2, received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of […]

Late Nizam’s stash of cash to come to India

Late Nizam’s stash of cash to come to India

‘Twas a ‘Battle Royale’ between India and Pakistan that took almost 69 years. An indecisive Nizam of Hyderabad, once the richest man in the world and his heirs, the Indian Government, and the Pakistan High Commission being the interested parties. A London court has ruled that £35m ($42m) held in a UK bank account must […]

Reject those who use religion to spread fear and hatred: UN

Reject those who use religion to spread fear and hatred: UN

The United Nations General Assembly designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. “On this Day, we reaffirm our unwavering support for the victims of violence based on religion and belief. And we demonstrate that support by doing all in our power to […]

Rosaries to pray for Syria

Rosaries to pray for Syria

Pope Francis Gives Thousands of Rosaries to Catholics in Syria on the Feast of the Assumption Pope Francis blessed the rosaries made by the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, and said that the Syrian families that lost someone because of the war are close to his heart. Pope Francis announced Thursday that […]

Beware of False Marian Devotion, warn Catholic Bishops

Beware of False Marian Devotion, warn Catholic Bishops

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The bishops of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City warned Monday against a false Marian devotion and other deviant ritual practices meant to cast out evil spirits, according to UCA News. The local Church’s auxiliary bishops, Joseph Do Manh Hung (who is also serving as apostolic administrator) and Louis […]

What Catholics believe indicates level of formation

What Catholics believe indicates level of formation

The One Holy Apostolic Universal Catholic Church has stood strong through the centuries, because of the strong spiritual formation process and exercises in piety that until recently, was the bulwark of pastoral work. But with changing times, greater accent on Bible study and less stress on the Teachings of the Church has brought about a […]

Gadgets should be ‘made to last’: British MP

Gadgets should be ‘made to last’: British MP

Britain has woken up to the fact that most appliances aren’t made to last these days. In fact these use and throw things are contributing to huge piles of waste. Phones and washing machines must be built to last, MPs in the UK have said as a government committee launches an inquiry into e-waste. Mary […]

Man, Booker: Woman is first Arabic prize winner!

Man, Booker: Woman is first Arabic prize winner!

It’s a fact, The first Arab to win a Man booker prize is a lady named Jokha. And that is no joke! Man Booker International Prize: Jokha Alharthi is first Arabic winner, says the BBC. Omani author Jokha Alharthi has won this year’s Man Booker International Prize – the first Arabic writer to do so. […]

The guardians of nature under threat

The guardians of nature under threat

Where India has been facing a massive climate change due to excessive deforestation in cities and small towns due to industrialization and infrastructure building; this atmosphere destruction can be halted by the indigenous people living in the forest by their local and ancestral knowledge but unfortunately they are being chased out of their native land […]

We are destroying our own home: UN report

We are destroying our own home: UN report

The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever- UN report Recently published by the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the sweeping 1,800-page study drew on the work of 145 scientists and 15,000 source materials. Report has reveled of humanity’s devastating impact on the […]

Our rivers are choking: says study

Our rivers are choking: says study

While in India, we are seeing several projects of building huge dams, and several environmental activists have been struggling against them, new study says that almost two-thirds of Earth’s longest rivers have been degraded by dams, reservoirs or other man-made constructions. This has severely damaged  some of the most important ecosystems on the planet, the […]

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