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From corporate world to priesthood

March 27th, 2018 (2)
Philippines: Unlike most of his peers who are already retired and relaxing in their golden years, Lamberto Ramos, 66, will begin a new life in June — as a newly ordained priest. Unlike most of his peers who are ...

Protests against Tamil music maestro’s comments on Jesus

March 27th, 2018 (7)
Chennai: Music maestro Ilayaraja sparked off a controversy by his comments on Jesus Christ during his recent visit to Google headquarters at Silicon Valley in the USA. While interacting with the staff, Ilayaraja allegedly said there was no evidence ...

Kerala moves closer to getting another saint

March 27th, 2018 (0)
Thrissur: Kerala is closer to getting another saint, thanks to Christopher’s survival story. Little Christopher was baptized the day he was born. The doctors feared he would not live long to be baptized in the normal way. The child’s lungs were underdeveloped. His heart ...

French officer who sacrificed life for hostage was a practising Catholic

March 26th, 2018 (1)
The police officer who died after taking the place of a hostage in France was a practising Catholic who had “experienced a genuine conversion” around 2008. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame died on March 24 after volunteering to replace a female ...

Alphons Kannanthanam: ‘Naked’ visa claim sparks criticism

March 26th, 2018 (3)
Union Minister of State for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam has sparked a social media storm with his comments on the country’s controversial biometric identity scheme. Alphons Kannanthanam said Indians had no problem “getting naked” for a US visa, but object to ...

Movie with Shane: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

March 26th, 2018 (0)
Seven Oscar-nominated, director and co-producer Martin McDonagh’s film, running at 115 minutes is a darkly-comic, entertaining and thought-provoking piece of art. It tells of a mother’s fight for justice for her teenaged daughter, who seven months ago was raped ...

Thousands protest Polish anti-abortion bill

March 25th, 2018 (0)
Warsaw: Thousands of Poles took to the streets on March 24 to protest plans to tighten the abortion law, as the Council of Europe warned the new measure ran counter to Warsaw’s human rights commitments. In Warsaw, men and ...

Land deal: Priests’ council resolves to end crisis

March 25th, 2018 (2)
Kochi: A meeting of the council of priests today decided to initiate steps to resolve the crisis in the Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese over alleged irregularities in a land deal involving Cardinal George Alencherry and some priests. The meeting of the ...

Confession is getting God’s loving embrace: Pope Francis

March 23rd, 2018 (1)
Rome: God always loves and always remains faithful to his children, despite their sin and idolatry, Pope Francis said. “The faithful God cannot disavow himself, cannot disavow us, cannot deny his love, cannot deny his people, he cannot because ...

Jackfruit declared as Kerala’s official fruit

March 22nd, 2018 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on March 21 declared jackfruit as its official fruit. The official announcement in this regard was made by agriculture minister V.S. Sunil Kumar in the state assembly. The aim is to promote ‘Kerala jackfruit’ as ...
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