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India’s “gutter priest” passes away

December 20th, 2017 (3)
By: Matters India Reporter Ernakulam: Fr. George Koottickal, who founded a congregation to care for vagabonds and deranged people, died in the early hours of December 20. He was 64. The founder director of the Friends of the Birds ...

Toy shop boss who puts God before big profits

December 19th, 2017 (3)
Buckinghamshire,UK: A Christian toyshop owner faces losing £2.3 million by shutting his stores on Christmas Eve, as it is on a Sunday. Gary Grant, whose chain The Entertainer has 149 branches, will give his 1,700 staff the day off ...

Right-wing group warns Christian schools against celebrating Christmas

December 18th, 2017 (1)
Christian schools in  Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh have been issued a warning by the Hindu Jagran Manch, a right-wing Hindutva group affiliated to Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini, not to celebrate Christmas as it may lure the students to Christianity. The ...

Pope Francis celebrates 81st birthday with children

December 18th, 2017 (2)
Pope Francis celebrates 81st birthday with children

Saudi Crown Prince revealed as buyer of da Vinci painting of Jesus

December 17th, 2017 (1)
A Saudi Arabian royal with links to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been revealed as the mystery buyer of a Leonardo da Vinci painting, the most expensive artwork in history. Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan ...

God’s own Kerala to get a holy tourism circuit

December 17th, 2017 (0)
Saints Alphonsa , Kuriakose and Euprasia are attracting vast numbers of tourists to Kerala, where Christians comprise 18% of the state’s population. A group of pilgrims from Goa kneel before the tomb of St Alphonsa in Kerala’s Kottayam. After ...

Egyptian churches allowed to rebuild after 20 year wait

December 14th, 2017 (0)
After waiting more than two decades, churches in Egypt finally are allowed to rebuild their houses of worship, according to World Watch Monitor. In the southern rural part of the country, in an area known as the Minya governorate, the ...

My dream is to re-Christianize EU : New Polish PM

December 13th, 2017 (2)
Poland’s  new prime minister has called on the European Union to return to its “proper values” and traditional Christian roots. A Western-educated former banker  who was sworn in on Dec 11, Mateusz Morawiecki said his dream was to “re-Christianise the EU” ...

Holy Mass gives meaning to Sundays : Pope Francis

December 13th, 2017 (2)
Pope Francis told the faithful that missing out on Mass on Sundays means missing out an encounter with the Lord. Speaking to those present in the Paul VI Hall for the weekly General Audience on Dec 13, the Pope reflected on ...

Nativity scene and Christmas tree unveiled in Vatican

December 11th, 2017 (1)
Vatican City: In an inauguration ceremony on Dec 7, the Vatican officially unveiled this year’s nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, also lighting the 69-foot Christmas tree for the first time this year. In an audience with the tree and ...
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