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Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

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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

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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. […]

Ruckus in Church, case filed

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Ruckus in Church, case filed

New Delhi:  Two men allegedly forced their way into a church in outer Delhi’s Begampur and threatened the priest and worshippers during the mass last Sunday. Police have now arrested them. Some time ago, the church was under police protection after it was vandalised by miscreants. The cover was lifted after the authorities decided that […]

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Sosa, from Venezuela, 31st Black Pope!

The Society of Jesus has elected its first Latin-American leader since its foundation in 1540, a Rome-based Venezuelan whose past curiously parallels that of Francis, the first Jesuit pope. Like Jorge Mario Bergoglio, (Pope Francis)who steered his divided province through the 1970s Argentine dictatorship, Father Arturo Sosa SJ, 67, was Venezuelan provincial between  1996 and […]

Catholic School victimised?

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Catholic School victimised?

A Catholic school in Dewas district of   Madhya Pradesh is being investigated after three Hindu teachers complained against the school’s authorities for allegedly hurting their religious sentiments. The administration of Dewas district in the state Oct. 7 ordered a probe by an education officer into the allegations against the Holy Trinity School. The teachers — […]

Liturgy to be ‘more meaningful’ in Catholic Churches

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Liturgy to be ‘more meaningful’ in Catholic Churches

To make the liturgical celebrations more meaningful, active and participatory, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) has published “The Directives for the Celebration of the Liturgy”. The ‘Liturgical Directives’ was released by Oswald Cardinal Gracias, the President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India and the President of the Federation of Asian […]

Christian Teen faces jail for Kaaba post

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Christian Teen faces jail for Kaaba post

ISLAMABAD  – A Pakistani Christian teen has been charged with blasphemy over a ‘derogatory picture’ of Islam’s holiest place, according to an AFP report. Nabeel Chohan was arrested for liking and sharing on social media a disparaging photograph of the Kaaba, the building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that Muslims turn and pray to five times […]

Boy raped, murdered, police say Heart Attack!

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Boy raped, murdered, police say Heart Attack!

How do the poor minorities fare in Pakistan? Can they expect justice from the local police? Here is an incident that will help you form your own opinion: A fourteen year old Pakistani boy was found murdered and hanging from a tree (after having been raped, say locals)  in a rural area of Pakistan. Interestingly, […]

Pastor Bill buys weapons to defeat ISIS

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Pastor Bill buys weapons to defeat ISIS

 A New York City pastor has spent about $4,000 of his own money to supply weapons to a Christian militia fighting against the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq, according to media reports.  William ‘Bill’ Devlin, a pastor, often travels to help Christians and others persecuted in the most dangerous places on Earth. He says […]

147 year old discrimination against Christians to go!

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147 year old discrimination against Christians to go!

New Delhi: The Union law ministry has cleared a proposal to amend a 147-year-old legal provision that compels Christian couples to wait for at least two years for divorce. The period of separation is one year for other religions. The ministry has decided to reduce the waiting period from two years to one year in […]

Nepal ‘clamping down’ on Christians, say Adventists

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Nepal ‘clamping down’ on Christians, say Adventists

The leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nepal has called for prayers amid a state clampdown on evangelistic outreach, including the distribution of religious literature and even having a Bible in a Christian orphanage. All evangelistic activity is prohibited under a new Nepalese Constitution that came into force in September 2015. Article 31(3) of […]

USA: Muslim Refugees preferred to Christians?

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USA: Muslim Refugees preferred to Christians?

The United States government is processing an unbelievably low number of Christian refugees despite the on-going genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria, the American Centre for Law and Justice reports. The conservative law group cited numbers from the Refugee Processing Centre, noting that while the U.S. has […]

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