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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 ...

Top Supreme court judges issue unprecedented warning over integrity of court

January 12th, 2018 (3)
New Delhi: Four senior Indian supreme court judges have gone public with an extraordinary warning that India’s chief justice is mishandling sensitive cases and endangering the court’s integrity and the country’s democracy. The four judges- Justices Kurian Joseph, Jasti Chelameswar, ...

Vatican takes over scandal-hit Catholic society

January 12th, 2018 (0)
Peru: The Vatican has taken over a Peru-based Catholic movement whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse, just days before Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru where the sexual abuse scandal is expected to play ...

UK’s youngest order gets convent, formation house

January 12th, 2018 (0)
Dereham, UK: The newest religious community in the UK has just received the keys to its very first convent – a converted barn complex near Dereham in Mid Norfolk. The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham began life in 2004 in ...

Chinese authorities demolish Christian church

January 12th, 2018 (1)
A huge church purportedly built with almost £2 million raised from local worshippers in one of China’s poorest regions has been demolished by authorities, the latest flashpoint between religious groups and the officially atheist Communist Party. The Golden Lampstand ...

Syro-Malabar synod to conclude with silver jubilee celebrations

January 12th, 2018 (1)
By: Matters India Reporter Kochi: The Syro Malabar Church synod will hold a valedictory function of the silver jubilee celebration of the church attaining the archieprachy status at its headquarters at St Thomas Mount on Saturday, January 13. Louis ...

Boys swapped accidently at birth, to stay with parents who raised them

January 12th, 2018 (0)
Mangaldoi, Assam: Two couples – one Hindu and the other Muslim – whose babies were accidentally swapped soon after birth over two years ago, have decided to keep the child they have been raising, and moved a local court to ...

Synod expresses concern about decrease in religious vocations among women

January 11th, 2018 (2)
By: Matters India Reporter Kochi: The Syro-Malabar Church synod which began at the Church headquarters at Kakkanad on Jan 8 expressed concern about the decrease in the number of vocations in women which is likely to affect the missionary work ...

Peruvian prisoners make 300,000 rosaries for Pope

January 10th, 2018 (2)
Lima : For three months, prisoners of twelve Peruvian prisons made about 300 thousand rosaries. This initiative of the National Penitentiary Institute, in coordination with the Archdiocese of Lima, will help to cover the organizational expenses that the Church ...

Aadhaar open to cyber crime attacks: RBI-backed paper

January 10th, 2018 (0)
Aadhaar, an identity number issued to all Indians based on their biometric and demographic data, faces a potential threat from cyber criminals which can cripple the economy, according to a white paper done by the Institute for Development and ...
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