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Court dismisses ‘love jihad’ charge, allows interfaith couple to stay together

A bench of justices VG Arun and CS Sudha dismissed a petition filed by the woman’s father, P Joseph, alleging that the 26-year-old Jyotsna Joseph married Shejin, a Communist Party of India (Marxist) youth wing leader, under pressure in an apparent case of “love jihad".
The court said it interacted with Jyotsna Joseph and found that she married Shejin of her “own free will” and not under any “compulsion”.
The court said it interacted with Jyotsna Joseph and found that she married Shejin of her “own free will” and not under any “compulsion”.
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 02:05 AM IST
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Pope Francis ‘ashamed’ over French abuse scandal

“I wish to express to the victims my sadness and pain for the trauma they have suffered. And also my shame, our shame, my shame for the inability of the Church for too long to put them at the centre of its concerns,” the pontiff said in his general audience.
Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP / File Photo)
Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP / File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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Pilgrims travel to Spain’s 'El Camino', walk the ancient path to St. James' tomb

  • The Camino de Santiago is a series of paths that fan out beyond the Iberian Peninsula and spread across Europe, all end at the baroque cathedral where believers can visit the tomb of James, the apostle who (according to Catholic tradition) brought Christianity to Spain and Portugal.
Pilgrims travel to Spain’s 'El Camino', walk the ancient path to St. James' tomb(Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash)
Pilgrims travel to Spain’s 'El Camino', walk the ancient path to St. James' tomb(Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 08:43 PM IST
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Catholic group founding conservative university in Warsaw

An increasingly influential Polish Catholic legal institute which lobbied for the recent restriction of abortion rights in Poland is planning to open an international university in Warsaw, seeking to educate a new generation of conservative lawyers.
Catholic group founding conservative university in Warsaw(PTI / Representative image)
Catholic group founding conservative university in Warsaw(PTI / Representative image)
Published on May 28, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of Covid-19 vaccines

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said it is morally acceptable for Catholics to use either of the two vaccines approved for use in the US despite the use of fetal cell lines for lab tests seeking to confirm the vaccines' effectiveness.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which says fighting abortion is its “preeminent” priority, said last month that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus “ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community,”(AP)
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which says fighting abortion is its “preeminent” priority, said last month that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus “ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community,”(AP)
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 08:13 PM IST
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