Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

This week, Pope Francis has named 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church from around the world, many of whom will help choose his successor. The new cardinals come from five continents, and include the Vatican’s envoy to Syria. Though some observers expected to see a new cardinal from India, the Pope chose to […]

Lahore Archbishop says Asia Bibi blasphemy case is weak

Lahore Archbishop says Asia Bibi blasphemy case is weak

The Archbishop of Lahore has expressed hope that Asia Bibi may get justice saying: “We’re all praying and hoping that she will get justice and be released. The case against her is very weak and fragile…” He said this during his tour to the UK which was intended to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians. […]

King of Rwanda dies without a country

King of Rwanda dies without a country

Kigeli V, exiled king of Rwanda who lived on food stamps in US suburbs, dies in obscurity The last king of Rwanda, Kigeli V, who ruled the east African nation for less than a year before being forced into exile, finally settling in the United States, died early Sunday (Oct 16) according to his official […]

Pakistan ban on Christian TV channels

Pakistan ban on  Christian TV channels

Pakistan has banned 11 Christian television channels, after the country’s TV regulatory body declared them illegal in September. The move has left the country’s 2.8 million Christian residents with no public media presence, according to a report in express.co.uk.  Observers have called the move a blow to religious freedom. The Pakistani Media Regulatory Authority had […]