Kerala Catholic schools to remain closed on October 2; to defy state govt order

This is not the first time that the Catholic Church in Kerala has come out against the state government's decision to make Sunday a working day.

published on : 30th September 2022

Sri Lanka's former president Sirisena named suspect in Easter Sunday attacks

The probe had also found a host of other top defence officials, including former police chief Pujith Jayasundera and former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando, guilty of ignoring prior intelligence.

published on : 16th September 2022

Hundreds join human chain in solidarity with Vizhinjam stir

The coastal area from Fort Kochi to Chellanam has been hit by heavy sea erosion with the coming up of Cochin Port and Vallarpadam International Container Transhipment Terminal.

published on : 11th September 2022

In a first, Arthunkal St George Church opts for funeral without coffins

Vicar Fr Johnson Thaundayil said the new system – a first for a Catholic church – was adopted after getting the consent of the parishioners and the church’s pastoral council. 

published on : 6th September 2022

Kerala catholic bishops’ council extends support to Vizhinjam agitation

The council, in a statement, urged the state government to pay heed to the plight of coastal dwellers.

published on : 22nd August 2022

Pope apologises for 'evil' Christians committed in Canada's indigenous residential schools

Ottawa has admitted that physical and sexual abuse was rampant at the schools, with students beaten for speaking their native languages.

published on : 26th July 2022

Pope Francis denies resignation rumours

In a recent interview, he had repeated his often-stated position that he might resign someday if failing health made it impossible for him to run the Church.

published on : 4th July 2022

Pope Francis appoints first cardinal from Amazon rainforest

For observers of the church, it will come as no surprise that Francis has finally named an Amazonian cardinal, given the importance the region has had for his papacy and the attention he has shown it.

published on : 1st July 2022

On the path of reform, Church boards all including trans people

In addition to the transgender laity, synodal discussions are also being held with women, children, youth and migrant workers.

published on : 27th June 2022

Sister Abhaya murder case: HC suspends execution of life sentence and grants bail to convicts

The court held that they should be released on bail on the execution of bonds for Rs 5 lakh each. They should not indulge in any crime.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Archbishop of Hyderabad becomes first Telugu to be able to vote in election of Pope

Along with Anthony Poola and 20 others, Archbishop Filipe Neri António, the Archbishop of Goa and Daman, was also elevated as a Cardinal.

published on : 30th May 2022

Karnataka Education minister objects to catechism classes in Christian schools, okays Bhagavad Gita  

Asked whether Bhagavad Gita is allowed to be taught in schools, Minister BC Nagesh categorically said that Bhagavad Gita is not a religious text. 

published on : 27th April 2022

Catholic Church-run daily sounds concerns over interfaith marriages

Deepika, the Malayalam daily run by the Catholic Church, on Tuesday raised serious concerns over the elopement of Joisna Joseph and M S Shejin.

published on : 20th April 2022

Kerala: Concerns raised over Kodenchery 'elopement' should be addressed, says church-run daily

The editorial expressed concerns over the accusations by political parties and media alleging attempts to disrupt communal harmony in the state.

published on : 19th April 2022

Ukrainian nuns open their monastery doors to the displaced amid war

Nuns at the Greek Catholic Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family, 100 kilometres from Lviv, have granted refuge to some 40 people fleeing fighting with Russian forces.

published on : 12th April 2022

Kerala church rape case: Nun writes letter to Vatican against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, seeks justice

In the September 8 letter, she alleged that the Bishop and his associates were luring people to take a stand supportive of them by assuring them properties and other forms of wealth.

published on : 11th September 2018

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal case: Leaked phone talk reveals Cardinal George Alencherry knew nun’s plight

Cardinal Alencherry had earlier maintained he was unaware of the rape complaint against the Bishop and the nun had only told him about some issues in her diocese.

published on : 20th July 2018

Sexual exploitation, financial fraud: Testing times for the Church in Kerala

The Church in Kerala has been rocked lately with multiples allegations of sexual exploitation of laity members by clergymen and financial impropriety surfacing in various churches.

published on : 2nd July 2018

Syro Malabar church land case: Wrong to think God’s justice can be measured with country’s law, says Kerala cardinal George Alencherry; strikes another controversy

George Alencherry was criticised by the Kerala High Court in February this year when his counsel pointed out to the court that the appellate authority was the Pope.

published on : 31st March 2018

Syro Malabar church land case: Kerala High Court stays probe against Cardinal George Alencherry

Besides Alencherry, the others against whom the complaint was lodged were priests Joshy Puthuva and Sebastian Vadakkumpadan and middleman Saju Varghese.

published on : 16th March 2018
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