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A more united world is possible

July 14th, 2018 (0)
By Matters of India Reporter Manila, Philippines: This is how one of the 75-member Indian delegations that attended the Genfest, the international youth festival of the Focolare Movement in Manila, the Philippines, July 6-8, followed by post-Genfest July 9-13. ...

Protestant churches train church leaders to combat HIV/AIDS

July 14th, 2018 (0)
By Matters India Reporter Kathmandu, NEPAL: The Protestant churches in Nepal and countries in South Asia have trained a group of church leaders to combat HIV and AIDS. In this connection, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), an ecumenical ...

NGOs protest against starvation deaths in Jharkhand in Delhi

July 13th, 2018 (0)
By Matters India Reporter New Delhi: A group of civil society groups and others held a protest rally in Delhi on July 13 with regard to starvation death in Jharkhand. “We have made our statement on the issue. Today ...

Cardinal Gracias to speak on ‘Church as a family of families’ in Dublin

July 13th, 2018 (0)
Matters India Reporter Dublin, Ireland: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Bombay and the president of the Catholic Bishops in India, will be one of the main celebrants and homilist during the forthcoming 9th World Meeting of Families, to ...

Despite broken hearts, prisoners dare to smile

July 13th, 2018 (0)
By Matters India Reporter Raipur: Despite broken hearts, prisoners in Raipur Central Jail, smile, says a Catholic nun. “My idea of prisoners was changed by visiting them regularly. Formerly I thought they have done mistakes and they are punished. ...

7 farmer suicides a day in Maharashtra despite loan waiver

July 13th, 2018 (1)
Mumbai: Maharashtra has recorded 1,307 farmer suicides till the end of June this year, according to official data. This translates to an average of 7 cases every single day in the six-month span, despite a loan waiver declared last ...

Row over decision to distribute Bhagavad Gita to students

July 13th, 2018 (2)
New Delhi: College students in Mumbai could soon be getting a copy of Bhagavad Gita from the state government. According to News18, the Maharashtra Education Department has decided to distribute Bhagavad Gita to the students in 100 colleges in ...

Rape accused bishop’s suspension demanded

July 12th, 2018 (11)
Matters India Reporter New Delhi: A group of progressive Catholic religious priests, nuns and laity has mounted pressure on Vatican to act against an Indian Bishop accused of raping a Catholic nun. They have urged the Apostolic nuncio to ...

Six die in gas leakage in Andhra steel plant

July 12th, 2018 (0)
Anantapur: Six workers died and two others were taken ill in a gas leakage at a multinational steel company in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district on Thursday evening, police said. The incident occurred in Gerdau Steel plant on the outskirts ...

Inhaling fine dust in Delhi air killed 15,000 prematurely: Study

July 12th, 2018 (0)
Close to 15,000 people died prematurely in Delhi in 2016 from illnesses linked to fine particulate matter pollution, according to a new study by researchers from India, Singapore and Thailand that assessed pollution-related deaths in 13 megacities in south ...
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