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Flu outbreak prompts handshake ban in Northern Ireland churches

January 9th, 2018 (0)
Catholic diocese of Down and Connor in Northern Ireland has suspended the “sign of peace” handshake in its masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu first seen in Australia in the southern hemisphere’s 2017 winter. ...

Syro-Malabar Church synod begins

January 9th, 2018 (3)
Kochi: The six-day-long synod of Syro-Malabar Church began at the Church headquarters at Kakkanad on Monday, January 8. Though the synod has no powers to take any decision regarding controversial issues, the event assumes significance as the body is expected to ...

Syro Malabar church inaugurates biggest diocese in India

January 7th, 2018 (1)
Hyderabad: The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church on Sunday marked a historic moment with the inauguration of the Shamshabad Diocese here with pan-India jurisdiction, excluding the existing 30 dioceses, which the Latin Church had taken over in 1886. The diocese has ...

Pope visits sick children on Epiphany Eve

January 7th, 2018 (0)
On the eve of Epiphany, when most Italian children wake up to find gifts and candy, Pope Francis visited a pediatric hospital outside Rome. The Pope arrived at the Palidoro Bambino Gesu Hospital at about 3pm on January 5 ...

Dangal gets ranked as number one film in China

January 5th, 2018 (0)
Ever since, Aamir Khan’s 2016 smash hit Dangal has beaten all box office records to become the highest grossing Hindi film worldwide, crossing the Rs 2,000 crore (20000 million) mark, a limit even Bahubali 2: The Conclusion had failed to ...

Clashes erupt in Bonacaud, scores injured

January 5th, 2018 (0)
Thiruvanathapuram: Scores were injured at Bonacaud, around 50 kms from here, in clashes between police and believers under Neyyatinkara Latin Catholic Diocese who were taking out a procession on Friday (January 5 ) reportedly to install a holy cross ...

Cardinal Alencherry ‘blocked’ from clergy meet

January 5th, 2018 (0)
Kochi: The Syro-Malabar Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese presbyters’ council failed to meet here on January 4 as a handful of laymen prevented Cardinal George Alencherry from convening the session. The meeting  was scheduled to discuss the inquiry commission report on the controversial ...

Syro-Malabar land row: Ernakulam police receive petition seeking probe

January 3rd, 2018 (0)
Kochi: A petition has been submitted to the Inspector General of Police (Ernakulam Range), seeking police probe into the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese land row. The complaint has been lodged by a person named Polachan Puthuppara seeking an inquiry specifically into the alleged ...

Congo: Police invade churches , arrest altar boys

January 3rd, 2018 (1)
Police invaded Catholic churches and fired tear gas during Mass in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday (December 31) as protests against the rule of President Joseph Kabila intensified. One witness at St. Michael’s Church in central Kinshasa told ...

Hospital operations affected as doctors go on nationwide strike

January 3rd, 2018 (0)
NEW DELHI:  The outpatient department (OPD) services at private hospitals across the country have remained affected on January 2 after the Indian Medical Association (IMA) called for a 12-hour shutdown to protest what it describes as the “anti-people and anti-patient” ...
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