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Only Catholic seminary in Northern Ireland to close

July 20th, 2018 (1)
St Malachy’s Seminary, the only Catholic seminary in Northern Ireland, is to close in September, Church authorities have announced. The Diocese of Down and Connor said it took the decision after Queen’s University Belfast – where seminarians study for ...

Nun sexual abuse: Police record Cardinal’s statement

July 19th, 2018 (2)
Kochi: The Kerala Police team probing the case pertaining to the rape of a senior nun allegedly by Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar Diocese of the Latin Catholic Church questioned Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, head of the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar ...

Women have right to enter Sabarimala temple : Supreme Court

July 19th, 2018 (1)
Tagging a woman’s right to enter the famous Sabarimala temple with her menstrual cycle is unreasonable, the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench observed on July 18. The Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, asked whether the exclusion ...

Pope Francis unexpectedly celebrates wedding of Swiss Guard

July 17th, 2018 (1)
On July 14, the pontiff took over the role of officiating the wedding from Brazilian priest Father Renato dos Santos, who was as surprised as the couple and the guests. “Never in my life, never would I have thought ...

Google Doodle celebrates priest who proposed Big Bang theory

July 17th, 2018 (1)
Google’s “doodle” for Tuesday, July 17 celebrates the 124th birthday of the Belgian priest who formulated the Big Bang theory. Fr Georges Lemaître was professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven and proposed a theory that said ...

Bahrain’s Cathedral to become heart of the Catholic community in Arabia

July 17th, 2018 (1)
Manama :  The Church of Bahrain and the Gulf recently celebrated the formal start of the construction of the new cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, patron saint of the Arabian Peninsula. The new place of worship, which will ...

Philippine President apologizes for calling God ‘stupid’

July 16th, 2018 (0)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to the “all forgiving God” after being heavily criticized for calling God “stupid” in a controversial televised speech last month. Duterte, 73, made the apology during a two-hour meeting with religious leaders at the ...

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 ...
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