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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

Over the years, social scientists and tribal activists in India have observed what appears to be a systematic scheme to move tribal people off their lands. Human rights organisations and a broad segment of social workers have observed how in the past few years, tribal communities are being systematically alienated from their traditional land holdings, […]

Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

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Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

Panaji, (Panjim)  Friends of priest-turned-activist Fr Bismarque Dias, who was found dead in 2015, have demanded a proper investigation into the case by the Goa crime branch, including interrogation of the five witnesses. The priest stood up to many anti-social elements and other vested interests who wanted to ruin the ecology of Goa Fr Dias, […]

After 16 months, Goa activist’s body to be buried

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After 16 months, Goa activist’s body to be buried

Panaji: Sixteen months after former Catholic priest and activist Bismarque Dias was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the state Human Rights Commission on Monday directed that his remains be formally laid to rest. The direction from the Goa Human Rights Commission Chairperson A.D. Salkar followed a petition by a city lawyer, who had prayed that […]

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

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Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio’s English shortwave (SW) broadcast for Asia has come to an end, with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years of service. However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether. What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia, is however very much alive online […]

Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

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Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

In answer to the scourge of unsafe human trafficking and unsafe migration, especially for the poor communities, the Catholic Church has hit upon a way to promote safe migration. According to the National Sample Survey Office, India has some 309 million internal migrants, the majority leaving home for economic reasons. For example, several thousand affluent […]

Catholic NGO rescues Trafficked Tribal  Women

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Catholic NGO rescues Trafficked Tribal Women

Women from Christian dominated rural areas are tricked and ‘sold’ to work in New Delhi, according to this UCA News Report: Muskan* dreamed of a happy married life with a man of her choice. At the age of 19, when married, she saw her dreams come true, only to realize within days that she was […]

Bombay Archdiocese’s burial plans shrouded in controversy?

Bombay Archdiocese’s burial plans shrouded in controversy?

Bombay (Mumbai): If it was good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for you. Coffins have been integral to burials in the Christian community. But given the space crunch for burials in the city, the Archdiocese of Bombay  has begun ‘actively encouraging’ families to opt for burials in shrouds – a more economic and […]

Most Christians say Civil Law, not Church has the final word for Divorce

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Most Christians say Civil Law, not Church has the final word for Divorce

New Delhi: The stand is clear. If Maulvis cannot grant legally valid divorces, neither can Church authorities. Most Christians believe that it’s an academic question.  They maintain that civil laws passed by parliament cannot be overshadowed by personal laws. Civil Court is greater than church Court. But, some ask, if religious marriages are accepted as […]

Taiwanese President stands firmly with Vatican

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Taiwanese President stands firmly with Vatican

Taiwan : President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan responded to Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace message saying that her country will stand firmly with the Vatican’s commitment to issues such as nuclear weapons abolition and finding solutions to environmental destruction. As per tradition, Taiwan’s president responded to the pope’s New Year message which was this […]

Abortion to ‘save looks’ is an insult to God

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Abortion to ‘save looks’ is an insult to God

Vatican City: Beauty at any cost, Beauty as a symbol of Pride : such ‘beauty worshippers’ are the modern day idolaters, says the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Pope Francis today (Jan 11) took aim at the modern world’s obsessions with power, success and beauty, citing the example of a woman who had an abortion to […]

Why Christians should join Pope Francis in his war on Christmas

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Why Christians should join Pope Francis in his war on Christmas

US President elect Donald Trump thinks he’s ‘won the war against Christmas’, but Journalist Christopher hale has something more to say: Unfortunately for O’Reilly and Trump, there’s still one person they must defeat in this self-perpetuating war on Christmas. It’s Pope Francis, the 80-year-old leader of 1.2 billion Catholics across the globe. “Christmas is a […]

Kerala Church allows poor to Help Themselves to Cash

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Kerala Church allows poor to Help Themselves to Cash

Kerala: Go ahead, take whatever amount of cash  you need. A rare display of Mercy by a Catholic Parish Priest. Story below: A catholic church in India made this public invitation on Sunday as it opened it donation boxes to needy people, Global Christian News reported. The surprising act of generosity has given hope and […]

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