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40,000 school classrooms turn ‘hi-tech’ in Kerala

July 16th, 2018 (0)
In southern Indian state of Kerala,  schools are fast becoming digital with hi-tech classrooms equipped with advanced gadgets, including laptops and multi-media projectors, coming up in over 40,000 classrooms in the state. As part of the ambitious ‘Hi-Tech school’ ...

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn to women in talc cancer case

July 14th, 2018 (1)
American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay out $4.69 billion (£3.57 billion) in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer. ...

Sexual abuse case: Second priest arrested, others absconding

July 14th, 2018 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram: A second priest, among the four Orthodox priests booked for rape and molestation of a 34-year-old woman in Kerala, was arrested on June13. Johnson P Mathew, a counsellor, was arrested from Kozhencherry in Pathnamthitta district, and is being ...

Nuncio and bishops attacked in Nicaragua

July 12th, 2018 (1)
Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government on July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has ...

Jharkhand: 16 Christians arrested for ‘forced conversions’ of tribals

July 11th, 2018 (3)
Mumbai : Police in Jharkhand arrested 16 missionaries on June 8, on charges of converting tribal Adivasi by force to Christianity, the Press Trust of India reported. Speaking to AsiaNews, Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), ...

Kerala: Another church priest booked for rape

July 11th, 2018 (5)
A rape case against a priest belonging to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has been filed in Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district of Kerala. The complainant, a married woman of two children, alleges that the priest in question, Binu George ...

Philippine bishops call for fasting after president calls God ‘stupid’

July 11th, 2018 (1)
Catholic bishops in the Philippines, concerned about an increase in violence and police reaction to crime, announced a day of prayer and penance on July 16 and three days of fasting, prayer and penance on July 17-19. The bishops ...

Question from agnostic friend leads engineer to priesthood

July 10th, 2018 (0)
San Sebastian, Spain: Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi became the youngest priest in the diocese of San Sebastian, Spain, when he was ordained last weekend by Bishop José Ignacio Munilla at Good Shepherd Cathedral. According to reports , Aroztegi, began to ...

‘It was an honor to be jailed for trying to save babies’ : Priest

July 7th, 2018 (0)
Washington: The first thing a Catholic priest jailed last week for refusing to leave an abortion center did upon being incarcerated was fashion a makeshift paper cross and miniature rosary from a plastic bag. Going to jail for seven ...

Cardinal who announced Pope Francis’s election dies

July 7th, 2018 (1)
French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced diplomat and head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has died at the age of 75 in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was receiving medical treatment. The cardinal, who had been living with ...
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