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Young priest killed in road accident

January 16th, 2018 (0)
By: Matters India Reporter Byndoor: A 31-year-old Malankara Catholic priest died in a road accident on January 15 at Byndoor in Karnataka state. Father Abraham Kallapat was crossing the road on his motor bike, when a bus hit him. ...

Pope Francis Warns of Nuclear War

January 16th, 2018 (1)
Pope Francis warned against the dangers of nuclear war on January 15 before setting off on a trip to Chile and Peru, saying he is afraid of what could happen. “I think we are at the very limit,” Pope ...

Priestly vocations on the rise in UK

January 15th, 2018 (1)
Numbers entering English seminaries to become Catholic priests are at their highest level in several dioceses across UK. The rural English diocese of East Anglia has 12 men studying for the priesthood – its highest number in 30 years.Five ...

Franciscan nun dies after falling off moving train

January 15th, 2018 (0)
Tirupur: A Keralite nun died after she fell off a train while coming to Kottayam from Chennai. Sister Stella Kunnath, 74, was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of St Joseph order in Chennai. She was a native of Kuravilangad in Kottayam ...

Syro-Malabar land deal: Bishops’ committee submits recommendations

January 14th, 2018 (2)
By : Smitha George Kochi: The five- member committee of bishops led by Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu constituted to study the controversial land deal in Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese , has made its recommendations to the Synod of Syro-Malabar Church. It recommends ...

Churches attacked, Chile reviews security for Pope’s visit

January 14th, 2018 (0)
A series of attacks on Catholic churches have prompted Chilean authorities to review security ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the South American country on Monday, officials said. But Interior Minister Mario Fernandez told  a national radio station that ...

Dalits are also human beings

January 14th, 2018 (0)
By : A J Philip A few weeks ago, I mentioned Dr Jose Kananaikil in a Facebook  post. It was written in the past tense. And horror of horrors, I prefaced his name with “the late”! Immediately, my friend ...

Messiah of Bihar Dalits is No More

January 14th, 2018 (0)
Known as the messiah and liberator of Bihar Dalits, Father Dr. Jose Kananaikil is no more. He was 83. He has been ailing  for the past five years. The death came at 7.45 PM, Friday Jan 12. His body will be buried ...

New bishops appointed for Syro Malabar church

January 13th, 2018 (1)
By: Matters India Reporter Kochi: John Nellikkunnel, hailing from Kadaplamattam in Palai and James Athikkalam from Pulimkunnu, have been appointed the Bishops of the Syro-Malabar dioceses of Idukki and Sagar, Uttar Pradesh, respectively. The announcement was made here on ...

Triple talaq bill politically motivated: Muslim, women’s groups

January 13th, 2018 (1)
New Delhi: The triple talaq bill, unilaterally drafted and brought by the Narendra Modi government, is politically motivated, feels the Muslim intelligentsia cutting across sectarian lines and schools of thought — but they are happy that the controversy has ...
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