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Christians world’s most widely targeted religious group

April 24th, 2017 (0)
Washington D.C.,: When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week. But despite oppression and threat of violence, the faithful “should not be afraid,” said a Pakistani archbishop. ...

Tripura’s new Catholic cathedral inaugurated

April 24th, 2017 (0)
Joseph Pulinthanath Agartala: The newly built Catholic Cathedral of St Francis Xavier was blessed and dedicated today at Durjoynagar, Agartala in the presence of a large gathering of faithful and Church dignitaries. Cardinal Patrick D’Rosario of Dhaka and the ...

Maoists kill 26 jawans in Chhattisgarh

April 24th, 2017 (0)
New Delhi/Raipur: At least 26 CRPF personnel were killed and and six others wounded in a deadly ambush by naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday. The attack took place at around 12. 25 pm between the Burkapal-Chintagufa area ...

Hindu villagers block mosque demolition in western India

April 24th, 2017 (0)
The villagers rejected the allegation the mosque was an illegal construction

Kerala communists’ love-hate relations with Church

April 24th, 2017 (1)
The two factions of Kerala communists differ on demolition of a cross erected on encroachment

Indian activist wins “Green Nobel” Prize

April 24th, 2017 (1)
Samantra is the sixth Indian to win the sward in the past 28 years

Pope likens migrant holding centers to ‘concentration camps’

April 23rd, 2017 (0)
Rome: Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centres, saying many had become “concentration camps”. During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his trip to ...

Konkani Bible crosses 100,000 mark, set for reprint

April 23rd, 2017 (0)
Panaji: The Bible, hailed as the best-selling book of all time with over 5 billion copies sold, is making its mark in Konkani too. The ‘povitr pustok’ has done well, with sales of over 3.5 lakh copies to date. ...

Vatican cricket team tour Portugal before Pope visit

April 23rd, 2017 (2)
Lisbon: Pope Francis is an ardent football fan, but a Vatican cricket team comprised of priests and seminarians will take centre stage in an interfaith tournament in Portugal this week. St Peter’s Cricket Club — the Vatican XI — ...

Racist attacks – Will African students shun India?

April 23rd, 2017 (0)
Maina Waruru Following what are widely regarded as racist attacks on Nigerian students in India in March, there are concerns that the violence could contribute to making the country a less attractive destination for African students seeking higher education ...
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