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Pakistan: First Christian chapel opens in an Islamic university

April 20th, 2018 (1)
Faisalabad: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a Christian chapel has been opened in an Islamic university. This is the church of St. Mary, housed in the atrium of the Agriculture University of Faisalabad. It was inaugrated, ...

Mexican priest stabbed to death in church

April 20th, 2018 (1)
Mexico City:  A Mexican priest has been stabbed to death in his parish, the latest attack on clergy in the heavily Catholic country. Father Ruben Alcantara Diaz, 50, was attacked April 18, just prior to the 6:30 p.m. Mass ...

Texas is home to the world’s smallest Catholic church

April 16th, 2018 (0)
The sign outside St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Warrenton, Texas, is meant to catch the eye of visitors taking leisurely drives down rural Route 237, halfway between Austin and Houston: “HISTORICAL, WORLD’S SMALLEST CATHOLIC CHURCH, ST. MARTIN’S, VISITORS WELCOME.” ...

Pakistan: 2 killed in attack on Quetta church

April 16th, 2018 (3)
At least two people were killed and five others wounded when unidentified men opened fire on worshippers exiting a church after the Sunday service in Quetta on April 15. The bike-borne assailants  targeted the church in Essa Nagri area ...

Bank expels employee for celebrating gangrape victim’s death

April 14th, 2018 (1)
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kotak Mahindra Bank on Friday expelled an assistant manager of one of its branch in Kerala for posting a derogatory tweet on Kathua gangrape and murder incident. Vishnu Nandakumar, assistant manager of the Palarivattom branch of Kotak Mahindra, celebrated ...

Father, son follow calling to become Catholic priests

April 13th, 2018 (1)
Andrew Infanger  went to Mass every Sunday, studied at parochial schools and spent part of several summers at a camp run by Benedictine monks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in theology at a small Catholic university. Still, he never really considered ...

‘Rosary on the Coast’ to be held at 200 locations in UK

April 12th, 2018 (0)
Almost 200 locations across the United Kingdom have been confirmed for the Rosary on the Coast later this month, with nine bishops saying they will take part. The mass prayer event, scheduled for 3pm on Sunday April 29, will ...

Indian Sikh youth thanks Pope for pre-Synod meet

April 12th, 2018 (1)
By Inderjeet Singh Jalandhar: First I would like to thank Pope Francis who gave me the chance to participate in the pre-synodal meeting 2018 in Rome. I am Inderjit Singh, 26, and I did my Bachelors of Commerce degree ...

Indian Capuchin presents painting to Pope

April 12th, 2018 (1)
By Matters India Reporter Vatican: An Indian Capuchin priest and missionary of mercy presented drawing to Pope Francis in the Vatican at the sideline of Missionaries of Mercy (MoM) gathering in Rome. “I met Pope Francis and presented a ...

Pastoral Centre attacked in Neyyattinkara

April 11th, 2018 (2)
By: Matters India Reporter Neyyattinkara: The Logos Pastoral centre in Viangamuri under the Diocese of Neyyattinkara in Kerala has been attacked by a group of  people around five hundred. The incident happened early morning on April 10th. It is ...
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