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100 Christians sent to ‘re-education’ camps in China

February 3rd, 2018 (1)
More than 100 Christians have been sent to “re-education” camps in China’s north-western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the past few months, World Watch Monitor has learned. In these camps, also known as “study centres” or “mind-transformation centres”, they ...

Land deal: Petition against Cardinal rejected

February 3rd, 2018 (1)
Kochi: The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court has rejected the petition relating to the land dealings of the Ernakulam-Angamaly  diocese against Cardinal George Alancherry stating that there are not enough evidences against him to take a criminal case. The ...

Ireland to hold referendum on abortion in May

February 1st, 2018 (0)
The Irish government has confirmed that it will hold a referendum on reform of the country’s strict anti-abortion laws by the end of May. The cabinet agreed to give voters in the republic the chance to repeal the eighth ...

Archdiocese to issue circular on land deal

February 1st, 2018 (1)
Kochi: Syro Malabar Church head George Cardinal Alencherry and auxiliary bishops of  the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly will jointly issue a circular on the controversial land deal. The circular will be read out in churches on Sunday, February 4. This ...

Video from kidnapped nun calls on Pope Francis for help

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Bamako, Mali – A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for his help in securing her release. The video was reportedly created by two local terrorist organizations that ...

Cardinal disapproves priests’ committee report

January 31st, 2018 (3)
Kochi:  Cardinal George Alencherry has disapproved the investigation report submitted by the priests’ committee in connection with the controversial land deal in Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese. According to reports received by Mathrubhumi – a Malayalam newspaper, Cardinal Alencherry informed the meeting of ...

Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese: Court summons bishops, priests

January 30th, 2018 (2)
Kochi: The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Monday issued summons to two auxiliary bishops and three others asking them to appear before it on January 31 and record their statements in the alleged land deal row involving the ...

Syro-Malabar land deal: Rival groups clash at Pastoral Centre

January 29th, 2018 (2)
By : Matters India Reporter Kochi: Clashes broke out on Jan 28 between factions favouring and opposing Cardinal George Alencherry in the controversial land deal by the Syro-Malabar diocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. Police had to be called to bring the ...

German bishops decide against changing ‘Our Father’

January 28th, 2018 (2)
The German bishops’ conference has decided not to change their translation of the Our Father prayer. In a statement, the bishops said they will keep the line “And lead us not into temptation” as it is, despite recent comments from Pope Francis ...

Meghalaya churches say no to Centre’s tourism package

January 28th, 2018 (2)
Two major churches in Meghalaya have decided not to avail of a Rs 70-crore package announced by the Centre for development of places of worship in the state. The Catholic Church and the Mawkhar Presbyterian Church have said they ...
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