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.
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.
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.
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.
The council, in a statement, urged the state government to pay heed to the plight of coastal dwellers.
Ottawa has admitted that physical and sexual abuse was rampant at the schools, with students beaten for speaking their native languages.
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.
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.
In addition to the transgender laity, synodal discussions are also being held with women, children, youth and migrant workers.
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.
Along with Anthony Poola and 20 others, Archbishop Filipe Neri António, the Archbishop of Goa and Daman, was also elevated as a Cardinal.
Asked whether Bhagavad Gita is allowed to be taught in schools, Minister BC Nagesh categorically said that Bhagavad Gita is not a religious text.
Deepika, the Malayalam daily run by the Catholic Church, on Tuesday raised serious concerns over the elopement of Joisna Joseph and M S Shejin.
The editorial expressed concerns over the accusations by political parties and media alleging attempts to disrupt communal harmony in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Besides Alencherry, the others against whom the complaint was lodged were priests Joshy Puthuva and Sebastian Vadakkumpadan and middleman Saju Varghese.