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Kerala Tourism to hold festival of traditional folk arts

January 3rd, 2018 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram: Utsavam 2018, conceived as an attempt to rejuvenate the traditional folk art forms of Kerala, will be organized by the Kerala Tourism Department from January 6 to 12, 2018, across all 14 districts of Kerala, said Kadakampally Surendran, ...

Eight including nun injured in protest march against removal of cross

January 2nd, 2018 (1)
Thiruvananthapuram: Eight activists including one nun has been injured after a protest march taken out by the Kerala Latin Catholic Women’s Association to the official residence of Forest Minister K. Raju turned unruly. The demonstration was organised in protest against ...

‘The fruit of war’: Pope distributes photo of Nagasaki victims

January 2nd, 2018 (2)
 Pope Francis is having cards printed and distributed showing a 1945 photo of victims of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki along with the words the fruit of war.” The photo captures a boy carrying his dead brother on his ...

Bishop Curlin, friend of St. Teresa of Kolkata, passes away

December 30th, 2017 (2)
Charlotte: Retired Bishop William Curlin of Charlotte has died of cancer  on Dec. 23 at Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina, USA. He was 90. He was known as a champion of the poor and comforter of the sick and ...

Former refugee becomes bishop of California

December 28th, 2017 (1)
The Diocese of Orange, California, received an early Christmas present in the form of a new bishop on 19 December, when a man who entered the country as a young refugee from Vietnam in 1973 became its new auxiliary ...

Syro Malabar priests to ask Pope for inquiry into land deal

December 28th, 2017 (0)
Kochi: A council of priests under the Syro Malabar Church, Presbyterium, has decided to write to the Pope for an inquiry into a land deal that reportedly brought losses of millions of rupees to the church and  demanding the ...

Mild earthquake hits parts of Kerala

December 28th, 2017 (0)
Kollam: A mild earthquake measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale has been reported from parts of Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts. No casualties have been reported so far. Isolated incidents of damage to houses have been reported with roof tiles and window panes ...

Ockhi victims in focus at diocese’s Christmas celebrations

December 26th, 2017 (0)
Thrissur,Kerala: The fifth edition of Buon Natale, the Christmas celebration of Archdiocese of Trichur, will be held on December 27. The focus of this edition will be charity, especially against the backdrop of Cyclone Ockhi, said Archbishop Andrews Thazhath. ...

Pope Francis calls for two-state solution for peace in Middle East

December 26th, 2017 (0)
Vatican City: Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on December 25 called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be ...

U.S. seminaries see steep rise in numbers answering God’s call

December 22nd, 2017 (2)
Cincinnati, US: The Rev. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh looks out his office window at the courtyard below, marvelling at how much his view has changed in just a few weeks. Once home to green grass and well-manicured shrubs, the courtyard is ...
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