Christianity

Assam Christian Forum supports Gujarat Archbishop Macwan

The Assam Christian Forum (ACF) has come out openly in support of the Archbishop of Gandhinagar Archdiocese Thomas Macwan and appealed to all the people to pray for the defeat of “nationalist forces” in Gujarat elections...

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The ‘unholy’ game plan of the ‘holy’ father

The Archbishop of Gandhinagar Thomas Macwan had issued a letter to voters directing them to vote against the ‘nationalist forces’ and ensure victory of those who ‘remain faithful to Indian Constitution and respect every human being without any sort of discrimination’...

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Kerala Archbishop rules out support to BJP

KCBC president Archbishop Soosa Pakiam of Thiruvananthapuram said the bishops’ meeting with Shah last week was cordial...

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Masked gunmen kill 23 in gun attack on Christians in Egypt

A group of masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians when they were driving to a monastery located south of Cairo on Friday and killed 26 of them while injuring 26 others, Reuters reported quoting the Governor of Egypt’s Minya Province Essam al-Bedaiwy...

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Pope on a visit to Egypt to accelerate peace initiatives

Pope Francis, the highest spiritual mentor of Catholics worldwide, will be arriving today in Egypt by a special Alitalia plane on a peace mission and to boost the peace initiatives in that strife-torn Islamic country...

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Honour each other's religions, Indresh Kumar exhorts Christian leaders

Senior RSS leader and patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar interacted with the participants on various national and social issues...

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Honour each other's religions, Indresh Kumar exhorts Christian leaders

Senior RSS leader and patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar interacted with the participants on various national and social issues...

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 WCC condemns terror attacks on Egypt churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) condemned the vicious attacks on innocent worshippers in St George (Mar Girgis) Coptic Church in Tanta and in front of St Mark´s church in Alexandria, Egypt, an official release said...

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"Yoga good for body and mind, not necessary for experiencing the divine"

The Indian Catholic Church believes that yoga is not needed to experience the supreme bliss or divine spirit. It is only a way to keep your body in perfect health condition, the Church believes...

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Brazil’s ex-president Dilma Rousseff visits Ecumenical Center

Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff was given a warm reception and welcome at the Ecumenical Centre of the World Council of Churches (WCC), on Friday...

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‘It’s better to be an atheist’ than a hypocritical Catholic!

Pope Francis..

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Three prominent Christian Cardinals meet PM

A three-member delegation of Catholic Cardinals called on the Prime Minister on Wednesday to discuss regarding the visit of the Pope to India and kidnapping of Father Tom...

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Catholic Bishop’s report on Dalit Christians “eyewash”: PCLM

The report on Dalit Christians recently promulgated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) is far from reality and merely public relations exercise, alleged the Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM)...

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Nagaland church seeks repeal of good governance day on Dec 25

Church organisations in Northeast India opposed NDA government’s decision of holding good governance day on December 25...

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Company Law Tribunal dismantles CSI Board of Directors for corruption

The National Company Law Tribunal has removed all the directors and office-bearers managing the country’s largest protestant group – The Church of South India (CSI) -and installed retired judge K Sampath ..

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Don't be 'part-time' Christians: Pope

Addressing three million Christians in Brazil Pope Francis in his first ever outside trip after his pontification urged the Christians to lead a 'full and meaningful' life...

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WCC expresses solidarity with Buddhists over Mahabodhi blasts

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has expressed “heartfelt sorrow and solidarity” with the Buddhist community over the recent bomb blasts at the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya, in the north Indian state of Bihar. ..

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Naxal-affected Jagdalpur diocese gets new Bishop

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Joseph Kollamparampil as the new bishop of Jagdalpur diocese that covers the Naxalites-infested Bastar area of Chhattisgarh state in Central India. ..

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Pope issues new law criminalising sexual abuse of kids

Pope Francis has issued new legislation criminalising the sexual or physical abuse of children in the Vatican. ..

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Shame Vatican: UN panel sets deadline for Vatican to confess on child sex abuse cases

Vatican is facing a huge embarrassment and shame as the Human Rights panel of the United Nations has posed a list of tough questions to the Vatican about child abuse by Catholic priests. This is seen as a potential embarrassment for Pope Francis a few months into his papacy...

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Growing ‘Satan worship’ cult sends shockwaves among Naga Christian leaders

There are some interesting developments in north east India’s Christian communities that are converted from tribals. Virag Pachpore looks at the weird but interesting things…..

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Goa govt, Church agree on inviting pope

The BJP leadership has asked the Goa diocese to route the invitation through the central government. ..

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Bats posing survival threats to ancient churches in UK

Medieval churches in United Kingdom which survived the “ravages” of the reformation, might now have to be abandoned because European law is allowing them to be overrun with bats, the Church of England has warned. ..

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Minority Commission’s endorsement to Conversion activity and violence

The Minority Commission’s decision to felicitate Kandhamal violence culprit Father Ajay Singh with Minority Man Award has attracted heavy criticism. R.L. Francis looks at the matter… ..

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Pope Francis clears sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII

Late pope John Paul II is set to become a saint later this year as Pope Francis has approved his second miracle. ..

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Vatican reports 2.2 mn euro profit amid drop in donations

The Vatican posted a budget surplus of 2.2 million euros for the 2012 fiscal year, although its charitable offerings fell, the Holy See said. ..

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Pope John Paul II closer to sainthood after 2nd miracle confirmed

All that former Pope John Paul needs is the Pope Francis’ sign-off to become a saint later this year after doctors and the commission of theologians okayed the second miracle performed by John Paul II, the commission of theologians has also given its approval...

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Pope Francis targets Catholics living together without marriage

Pope Francis has decried the number of Catholics now cohabiting and said he would order a study to tackle the question. ..

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Exorcist claims holy water cures nightmares

An exorcist from the Vatican told Filipinos during a visit to Manila over the weekend that sprinkling holy water over themselves before going to bed would fight nightmares. ..

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Pope confesses homosexual lobby, corruption exists in his government

Already having a maligned image world-over due to pedophiles and sex-maniac church clerics, the Pope Francis has created more trouble for Roman Catholic Church order by his confession that there exists a ‘homosexual lobby’ within his government in Vatican, along with corruption. ..

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ASI, church lock horns over dress code in Goa

The church administrators are opposed to worshipers coming to church in bikinis—a sight rare in other churches of the world. The ASI, however, says it cannot ban the bikini. ..

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didn't want to be pope: Pope Francis

Through an interesting revelation, Pope Francis has said that he never wanted to be pope and that he's living in the Vatican hotel for his "psychiatric" health...

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Pope backs Syria peace conference bid

Pope Francis has voiced support for international attempts to convene a peace conference to be attended by Syria's government and opposition. ..

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Pope's spontaneous remarks leave Vatican in a spin

Of the various innovations that Pope Francis has already introduced into the way a pontiff lives and works, one of the most significant is his celebration of weekday morning Masses with invited guests. ..

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Dalit Christians accuse Church of failing them

Dalit Christians who constitute 75 per cent in Tamil Nadu have accused the Church of failing to make use of the legal and Constitutional provisions to safeguard their interests. ..

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Pope's comment on redemption for atheists sparks debate

American atheists welcomed Pope Francis’ comments that God redeems nonbelievers, saying that the new pontiff's historic outreach is helping to topple longstanding barriers. ..

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Human trafficking disgrace to civilized society: Pope

Civilized society would not tolerate such abuse, Francis tells Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers. ..

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Tourists at Bom Jesus Basilica asked to dress properly

The church authorities have started providing shawls to visitors who are dressed inappropriately. ..

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Goa Church backs local taxi drivers

The reaction came after Russian ambassador to India had supported his countrymen driving taxis in the state. ..

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New CRI secretary calls to sink all differences

The stress on identity as members of particular congregation or other group may hinder the mission, he said. ..

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Buddhist-Christian encounter to explore new mode of dialogue

In collaboration with the Christian Conference of Asia and organized by the WCC unit on Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation an "interface" of 25 Buddhists and Christians will take place 27 to 31 May in Bangkok, Thailand, and center on themes of life, justice and peace, central elements in the WCC 10th Assembly theme. ..

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India's diocesan priests revisit Vatican Council

Sixty five diocesan priests from all over the country have gathered for the two-day meeting with the theme “Revisiting II Vatican Council: Ministry and Life of Priests in the Light of the Aggiornamento of Vatican II”. ..

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Chinese Church leaders resent Beijing's grip on bishop polls

Church observers in China have reacted strongly to a revision of the regulations surrounding the election of bishops, which they say grants the government-backed Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) overarching control over who can become a bishop. ..

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Church has no room for power struggles, says pope

While acknowledging that power struggles have existed in the Church since it began, Pope Francis said Jesus’ teaching on power leaves no room for them..

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About 300 artists to paint Biblical Noah’s Ark in Kerala

The mural painting would be spread over an area of 3000 sq.ft. and is likely to fetch the world record for being prepared by a large number of artists hailing from various countries within a single day, said K.A. Francis, Akademi chairman. ..

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Pope hopes China's Catholics can pray without fear

Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers...

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CSI to celebrate bicentenary of missioners' arrival

The Madhya Kerala diocese of the Church of South India will organize history-related seminars in various parts of the state as part of the double centenary celebrations of the arrival of Church Mission Society Missionaries in the state. ..

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Saudi Arabia Punishes two Christians for converting coworker

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Lebanese Christian, as well as a Saudi Christian, to prison time and lashings as punishment for encouraging the conversion of a younger, female Saudi coworker. ..

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Mar Thoma Church to abandon Chinese coffins

The Church found the "Swarga Petti" (heavenly box) an unfriendly product as it takes long to decay in the soil. ..

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Kerala Jacobite Church to help war-hit Syrian Christians

Over 70,000 Christians have died and over a million forced to flee to neighboring countries since the beginning of civil war in Syria. ..

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Pope Francis canonizes 800 martyrs

Pope Francis has canonised more than 800 15th-century martyrs who were killed after refusing to convert to Islam – a delicate and arguably unwelcome ecclesiastical move he inherited from his predecessor Benedict. ..

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Supernatural 'signs' in the conclave led to pope's election

Cardinal Christoph Schnborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, who was himself widely tipped as a possible successor to Pope Benedict, said he had personally had two “strong signs” that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was “the chosen one” in the run up to vote. ..

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NGO trains future priests for social awareness

A non-governmental agency in Dimapur organized a 15-day course for theology students of various churches to help the future priests to connect with social issues affecting the tribal dominated Nagaland region. ..

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Goa Church demands beef from BJP government

The Church in Goa wants the state government to put beef on the dinner tables in the thousands of Christian and Muslim homes, even as the high court last week tried to streamline slaughtering laws in the state...

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Church of Scotland: Jews don't have right to the land of Israel

A new church report challenging Jewish historic claims and criticizing Zionism has drawn anger and harsh condemnation from the local Jewish community. ..

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Sri Lankan Buddhist groups blamed for growing religious violence

More than 300 demonstrators gathered on Sunday in Colombo to protest against a wave of attacks on Muslim and other religious minority businesses in recent months...

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Calm down, says Vatican as reform rumors swirl

Amid widespread speculation about a complete and quick reorganization of Vatican departments and rumors in the Italian media that Pope Francis was going to close the Vatican bank, a top Vatican official told everyone to calm down. ..

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Benedict to move into retirement home inside Vatican

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is expected to take up residence inside a renovated ex-monastery inside the Vatican, according to sources within the Holy See. ..

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Church leader blame social media for fall in attendance

The head of the bishop’s conference youth commission has said that the distracting influence of the internet, sites like Facebook and too much television are to blame for declining church attendances in the Philippines..

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Pope Francis has six mn followers on Twitter

Six million people are now tracking Pope Francis on his Twitter account..

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Shabnam Hashmi’s ANHAD is majorly Church funded

Among the other organizations that made donations to Hashmi’s ANHAD are IMRC (Indian Muslim Relief and Charities), headquartered in Palo Alto, California and Church Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA). ..

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Indira govt. acted tough against Catholic bodies: WikiLeaks

India imposed strict conditions on appointment of bishops in the country after they opposed the mass sterilization drive...

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Jesuit pope should look East

He may have the chance to fulfill his Oriental yearnings. ..

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The average US home has 4.4 Bibles but they don't get read

A survey says that Americans give great importance but don't pay much attention to the Bible. ..

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Kerala Church does not see greater role for women

No claim is made on the possibility of women assuming a greater role as heads of parishes or dioceses. ..

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CNI to focus on development of tribal Christians in Gujarat

The tribal-dominated areas in south Gujarat, including Dang, Tapi and Surat, have witnessed communal unrest against Christians in 1998 ..

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Church's Paranoia

In his controversial address the Pope asked cardinals to have “courage” in “persever[ing] and search[ing] for new ways to evangelise”: ..

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Catholic nun ends life in Coimbtore

Angeline Nirmala Reena took the extreme step on March 30 and informed the fellow nuns that she had consumed pesticide and fell unconscious while having breakfast. The relatives of the deceased refused to accept her body after postmortem, alleging that she was tortured by church authorities. ..

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Ban Peter Youngren show, demand Hindu bodies

Adhivakta Parishad (Lawyers’ Council) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday demanded cancellation of permission to the public ‘healing and prayer’ show of the Canadian Christian Missionary Peter Youngren. ..

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European Pagans worshipped rising Sun on Ester

'When Christians attempted to convert pagans from their traditional beliefs, the native people of Europe were initially resistant to discarding the beliefs and values that had guided them successfully for thousands of years. Realizing that it was difficult to get people to give up their relation to nature and the recollection of their past, the Christian conversion effort adopted and modified the pagan traditions, while replacing cyclical nature with an invisible, inert god and a personal, linear ..

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Church has betrayed faith of converted Christians

PCLM President R.L. Francis, says that Dalit Christians have left far behind than Hindu Dalits. ..

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Pope Francis refuses to live in papal apartment

Pope Francis has opted to stay at a modest two-room residence instead of moving to a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said...

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Pope Francis refuses to live in papal apartment

Pope Francis has opted to stay at a modest two-room residence instead of moving to a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said..

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Pope Francis wants better links between Islam and Christianity

Pope Francis has called for greater dialogue between Christianity and Islam as he prepares for a historic meeting with the emeritus pope, Benedict XVI , the first time a pontiff has met his predecessor in modern times...

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Kurien meets pope, rape victim’s mother cries foul

P J Kurien, a parliamentarian accused of raping a school girl, met Pope Francis on Tuesday during the latter’s inaugural ceremony at the Vatican...

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New pope will need to handle China with care

Catholics in China, new pope, Benedict XVI, Church in China, Universal Church ..

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Global data upend usual picture of Christianity trends

If present trends continued, by 2050, 36 percent of the world’s population would identify themselves as Christian, and by 2100 two-thirds of the world’s population would be either Christian or Muslim..

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Human Rights organization slams new Pope

Argentina’s Human Rights organization has come down heavily on newly elected Pope for his inaction during the ‘dirty war’ in 70s...

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Church to pay $9.9 million to settle four abuse cases

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced it will pay nearly $10 million to settle four clergy sex abuse cases. ..

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Mizo church goes against national birth control policy, encourages child birth

Going against national birth control policy, the Presbyterian Church in Mizoram has passed a resolution to launch a campaign advocating women to conceive more children...

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World leaders greet the new pope

Leaders around the world congratulated Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina on his election as the new pope of the Catholic Church...

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New pope promises to bring new look to Church

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as pope has broken Europe's centuries-old grip on the papacy, opening the doors on a new age of simplicity and humility for the Roman Catholic Church, mired in intrigue and scandal...

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US Catholics hope new Pope can bridge divide

As newly elected Pope Francis I stepped onto the Vatican balcony to greet the faithful around the world, US Catholics said they were hopeful he would heal the wounds of the recent past and help them reconcile modern American life with traditional church values...

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Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected new Pope

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the Catholic Church's 266th Pope. He is first Latin American to be pontiff, and will call himself Francis I. After his election Wednesday night, the 76-year-old Pope appeared on a balcony and greeted crowds in St. Peter's Square, BBC reported...

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All eyes on Vatican chimney as world awaits new pope

Black smoke billowed into the night air above the Vatican, indicating that no-one had gained the two-thirds majority needed to become the 266th Roman pope...

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Second day of voting to elect new Pope

Cardinals gathered at the Vatican from around the world are heading into second day of the Papal Conclave to elect a new Pope...

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Caste off: The plight of Catholic Dalits in India

Catholic Dalits (untouchables) in India are divided over how to improve their lot. ..

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Vatican Conclave to select New Pope will start on March 12

Cardinals gathered in Rome will start voting for Pope Benedict XVI's successor on March 12, the Vatican announced on Friday...

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Sex, Lies and the Vatican

Longtime Vatican reporter John Thavis’s new book is full of revelations about the last papal conclave, on the pope’s jet, and the sex scandals under Benedict’s reign. ..

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Church barred family’s entry, alleges Suryanelli victim’s mother

The mother of the Suryanelli gang rape victim on Friday alleged that her family members had been restrained from attending the church by the vicar of their parish in view of recent developments in the 1996 case...

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College of Cardinals imposes media blackout

The decision, communicated only an hour before a scheduled news conference with American cardinals on Wednesday afternoon, marked a quick end to a brief period of openness on the part of the Americans..

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Pope’s ring destroyed

A golden ring, which had belonged to the retired Pope of Rome Benedict XVI, has been destroyed, the head of the Holy See’s press service Federico Lombardi reports...

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Church sex abuse victims name 12 Pope contenders with worst abuse record

A group of survivors of sexual abuse by clergy have identified 12 cardinals who are currently a candidate for pope in the Roman Catholic Church that have the worst history when it comes to responding to child sex abuse claims...

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New allegations of Vatican wiretaps

Latest 'Big Brother' revelation haunts upcoming conclave ..

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The tailor who has dressed every pope since 1922

Gammarelli, based near the Pantheon, does not have a monopoly: Benedict, who wore Gammarelli for his first appearance as pontiff, provoked some controversy during his eight years as pope when he was reported to also be ordering tunics from rival outfitters Euroclero..

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Are the lamps going out over the Church?

The cardinals, especially those from the global South, had better rediscover their consciences and pluck up courage to tell their rich patrons from the North the same, because the world around them is crumbling. They had better wake up to it – and fast ..

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Disgraced: anti-gay cardinal admits sexual misconduct

Cardinal O'Brien has dramatically acknowledged that his sexual behavior has not been as impeccable as it should be, as new claims have emerged of his homosexual activities ..

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Bets being taken on rank outsiders and the new pope's name

The odds on the next pope choosing the name Benedict are 5,000/1, with Leo favorite at 4/1. The atheist Richard Dawkins is given a 666/1 chance of being elected ..

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Indian unlikely to be next pope: Cardinal Gracias

He said papal elections are slated to begin as early as the middle of next week ..

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Mother Teresa: Anything but a saint…

Serge Larivée and his colleagues also cite a number of problems not take into account by the Vatican in Mother Teresa's beatification process, such as "her rather dubious way of caring for the sick, her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding, in particular, abortion, contraception, and divorce...

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Mother Teresa's altruism and generosity claimed to be a 'myth'

The missions established by Mother Teresa have been described as "homes for the dying" by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. ..

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New survey shows that 'Catholic guilt' is a myth

A UK study concludes that even devout believers feel no shame about ignoring Church teachings on matters such as sex and contraception ..

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German church converts to Islam

Churches are being sold and converted into mosques in Germany..

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Pope leaves Vatican, resignation takes effect

The pope has become the first pontiff to resign in 600 years, after which he is supposed to be addressed as "his holiness" under the title of "Pope Emeritus."..

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Anticipatory bail to Bhopal archbishop in poisoning case

Three Church officials including the Archbishop of Bhopal, accused of attempting to poison a fellow priest, were granted anticipatory bail on Thursday...

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20-volume moral theology work published

The work is hailed as an encyclopedia in the field of Christian ethics and morality ..

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns: Vatican

The Vatican on Monday declared Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb 28. ..

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Internationalize Sri Lankan judiciary issue: Church group

NCCI wrote a letter to external affairs minister Salman Khurshid in this regard ..

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Catholic organization awards Hindu seer

The Hindu religious has been awarded for his work to end social and caste discrimination. ..

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Christian outfit angered at Malayalam movie

Demands removal of 'objectionable scenes' from the movie ..

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Catholic leader blames clergy inaction for attacks

He said the clergy should come out strongly against Christian persecution ..

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Indian Christians adopt Hindu ways to find a soulmate.

Priest plays Cupid by launching introduction meetings ..

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Pope's dove of peace attacked on takeoff by seagull

Displaying the brutal truths of Darwinism for thousands to see, a seagull attacked a dove of peace released by Pope Benedict XVI from his window over St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. ..

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Catholics at Kumbh spread peace message

Theatre artistes present plays on social and religious harmony. ..

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Church mandates pre-marriage counseling as divorces skyrocket

Divorce rates leap by 400 percent in one Indian state. ..

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Priest's sermon referring Rahul Gandhi irks Catholics

Father Lowe said his was not a political stand and there was nothing wrong with his sermon. ..

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Sex accused priest remanded to police custody

The Salesian priest is being charged under various criminal sections for outraging the modesty of a woman and attempted rape. ..

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Vatican gives full support to Obama's anti-gun proposals

Chief spokesman Father Charles Lombardi has strongly backed the President's initiatives, making Vatican support all but official. ..

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CNI members in war over property sale

Christian society accused of selling mission property. ..

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Goa Catholics demand Roman script for official purposes

The present script of Konkani language for official purposes is in Devanagri. ..

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Pakistan's double standard on religious insults

Muslim's should know better than to attack holy figures. ..

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Delhi archbishop asks religions to work for peace

Representatives from various religions attended the program...

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Catholic body's Fraudster 'Father' under arrest

Father Jaison Kollannur went to hiding following the exposure and now resurfaced again. In the mean time Kerala Catholic Bishops Council removed him from the position to save it’s face. ..

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Church now has visa power

Quietly behind curtains UPA Govt has relaxed visa norms for foreign Christian missionaries. The missionaries aiming for conversions of Hindus have been given virtual free hand. The move by Govt to avoid parliament & public forum raises eyebrows. Sandhya Jain writes. ..

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Irish Church condemns reform in country's abortion laws

The four Catholic Archbishops of Ireland, including Cardinal Sean Brady have strongly condemned legislation to legalise abortion, saying that the move is 'license to direct and intentional killing of the innocent baby'...

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Would churches now go corporate?

Election for the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury is happening today. This post is considered the second topmost position in Christianity religion. According to reports, a renowned corporate man will be selected for this post. His name is Rev Justin Portal Welby. It is widely reported by European media today that the current Bishop of Durham, Most Rev Justin Portal Welby, is due to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop Welby had an executive career in the oil industry before finding his vocation ..

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Vatican to rethink Secularism

Vatican used the concept of ‘Secularism’ elsewhere to gain foothold on the lands where non-Christian ancient cultures exist. Now they feel the pinch, as the very concept is being used by the Muslims to gain foothold in their own European adobe...

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Vatican feels the side effects of secularism

Worried over the dangerous threat posed by the concept of secularism for Christianity, Pope Benedict XVI convened a meeting of Roman Catholic Church leaders from around the world to deliberate on how to counter this rising secularism and ‘reinvigorate the faith’ coinciding the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...

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Feeling Betrayed: Dalit Christians fighting with Christianity against discrimination

Dalit Chritians might be feeling betrayed by the Catholic Church as they are finding no refuge from caste in Christianity also. And that is not a new thing. Recently, in a very unusual incident, Dalit Christians protested and questioned the Church about their motive for suspension of six dalit priests in Tiruvadanai near Rameswaram. ..

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