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Premoday Khakha, 51, a Delhi govt official, and his wife Seema Rani, 50, were arrested on Monday

Police with the arrested Delhi government official and his wife on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 04:51 AM IST

'German church staff made 1,000 attempts to access porn on work devices'

A local media report showed that dozens of employees, including senior clerics, had made attempts to access pornographic websites.

A view of Cologne Cathedral, western Germany. (AFP/Representative image)
Published on Aug 20, 2023 11:59 AM IST
AP |

How a coastal tragedy rocked Kerala's politics and the Catholic Church

How a protest reinforced the chinks in the relationship between the LDF government and the Latin Catholic Church

July 10’s events laid bare a tenuous relationship between the CPI(M) government and the influential Latin Catholic Church that spans several years(Vivek Nair/HT photo- Representative Image)
Published on Jul 26, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Iconic churches in Europe strive to preserve spiritual sanctity amid tourism

Religious sites in Europe are struggling to accommodate both worshippers and tourists as travel returns to pre-pandemic levels.

Religious tourism is one of the largest segments of the tourism market, with an estimated 330 million people visiting religious sites worldwide each year. (Representative image)(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 20, 2023 12:15 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Barcelona

160-year-old church in Massachusetts gets destroyed in fire by lightning

Authorities informed that no one was injured in the blaze as the church was empty when it got engulfed in flames.

First Congregational Church of Spencer, United Church of Christ.
Published on Jun 04, 2023 05:00 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Two injured in attack by Nihangs in Amritsar village

Two members of the Christian community were injured when a group of unidentified men dressed as Nihangs allegedly attacked them in a church at Rajewal village situated on the Amritsar-Bathinda highway on Sunday morning

The community members tried to catch the accused, but they fled from the spot leaving a car behind, which was later damaged. (Representaional Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )
Updated on May 21, 2023 10:32 PM IST

Number of bodies exhumed from suspected Kenyan cult graves jumps to 47

The police had rescued 15 members of the group worshippers at the Good News International Church -- who they said had been told to starve themselves to death.

Security personnel carry a rescued young person from the forest in Shakahola, outside the coastal town of Malindi.(AFP)
Published on Apr 24, 2023 01:51 AM IST
Reuters |

HT Picks; New Reads

This week’s list of interesting reads includes a book on Pasmanda identity and the extent of marginalization of backward castes and Dalits among Muslims, another on the USSR and its disintegration, and a volume on India’s contemporary foodscape

On the reading list this week is a book on Pasmanda identity, another on the USSR, and one on Indian food today. (HT Team)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 05:42 PM IST
ByHT Team

After skipping Good Friday procession, Pope Francis returns to public eye

The 86-year-old pope is recuperating from bronchitis, which saw him hospitalized on March 29 for three days.

Pope Francis leads the Easter Vigil mass on April 8, 2023 at St. Peter's basilica in The Vatican, as part of celebrations of the Holy Week.(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2023 02:01 AM IST
AP |

Easter 2023: Date, history, significance, celebration of the Christian festival

Easter 2023: Know all about the date, history, significance and celebration of Easter, the Christian festival from Lent to Holy Week after Passion of Christ

Easter 2023: Date, history, significance, celebration of the Christian festival (Photo by Jennifer Burk on Unsplash)
Published on Apr 05, 2023 01:12 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Principal booked, hostel superintendent held for giving Bible lesson to students

The Bal Kalyan Samiti's members Omkar Singh and Anurag Pandey had conducted a surprise visit of the school's hostel on March 4 and allegedly found children getting Bible lessons and being taken to church.

The Bal Kalyan Samiti's members Omkar Singh and Anurag Pandey had conducted a surprise visit of the school's hostel on March 4. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 07:44 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

‘Disrespect to the dead…’: Church on crosses vandalised incident

According to the church authorities, the vandal was suspected to have jumped a wall and entered the ‘permanent graveyard’ section.

Father Lancy Pinto, the parish priest of Mahim Church, said, “Some staff members came to me and said there had been an incident at the graveyard. Initially I thought it must be something minor, but when I went there, I was shocked to see so many graves vandalised. After damaging the crosses on the graves, the man then went inside the church to offer his prayers before leaving.” (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 04:52 AM IST
ByJeet Mashru

In Mumbai, crosses vandalised at St. Michael's Church; politicians demand action

Some media reports claimed that the CCTV footage has captured the accused who vandalised the crosses

Several holy crosses vandalised at St. Michael's Church in Mahim. (Satish Bate/HT photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 03:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Statue in Mysuru church vandalised, police launch probe

Mysuru additional superintendent of police Dr Nandini said: “Prima facie it appears as though they came to loot the three donation boxes. We are probing the incident from two angles (robbery and communal intention) but it does not seem to be like an attack on the church”.

The incident came to light on Tuesday evening when the priest returned to the church.
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 03:36 AM IST

After nihangs booked, church vandalised in Punjab’s Tarn Taran border district

Hours after Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh backed nihangs for opposing the alleged forced conversion to Christianity, four men barged into a church at 12.30am and held the guard captive at gunpoint before vandalising Mother Mary and Jesus Christ’s statues.

The statues of Mother Mary and Jesus Christ vandalised at a church at Thakkarpura village in Punjab’s border district of Tarn Taran early on Wednesday. The accused fled with the heads of the statues. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2022 11:24 PM IST

What is Easter Egg Hunt? Know more about the popular tradition

Easter customs vary across the world. Some churches start Easter festivities with a midnight mass on Holy Saturday or Easter Eve. Some examples of non-religious Easter traditions include a treasure hunt like search for Easter eggs. Here's what it is all about

What is Easter Egg Hunt? Know more about the popular tradition (Twitter/PlatosDubuque)
Updated on Apr 17, 2022 09:33 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

At 97, Mormon president becomes oldest in church history

Nelson's surpasses the previous oldest church president, Gordon B. Hinckley, who died in 2008 at the age of 97 after serving 13 years.

Mormon president becomes oldest in church history (AP)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 11:15 AM IST
AP |

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre Church reopens after two years of Covid-19 lockdown

After two years of Covid-19 travel restrictions, around 500 worshippers passed through the huge wooden doors of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar as the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and resurrected.

Roman Catholic clergy carry palm branches as they circle the aedicule during the Palm Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. The ceremony is a landmark in the Roman Catholic calendar, marking the triumphant return of Christ to Jerusalem the week before his death, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. Palm Sunday marks the start of the most solemn week in the Christian calendar. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
Updated on Apr 10, 2022 08:57 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jerusalem

Roman-era tomb unearthed in Gaza City, archaeologist suggest site was a cemetery

An independent archaeologist in Gaza said photos suggest the site was a cemetery dating back to the late Roman era to early Byzantine period 1,600 years ago. “They indicate that a Roman temple or a Byzantine church are nearby,” said the expert

A general view shows the construction site where an ancient cemetery reportedly dating back to the Roman-era was unearthed, in Gaza City  (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:01 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gaza City, Gaza Strip

In pics: Srinagar's oldest church, closed for decades, opens ahead of Christmas

The once buzzing church saw decline in number of worshippers in the early 1990s, when violence erupted in Kashmir. The minuscule Christian population in the Valley usually visit the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Christians offer prayers inside the Saint Lukes church in Srinagar, which opened for public on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 11:49 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Srinagar's 125-year-old church reopens after 30 years, ahead of Christmas 2021

The Saint Lukes church located near the Chest Diseases Hospital on the foothills of the Shankaracharya hillock in Dalgate area of Srinagar will officially be thrown open for the public on Thursday, in time for Christmas but the prayer was held on Wednesday

Srinagar's 125-year-old church reopens after 30 years, ahead of Christmas 2021 (Twitter/b_misbha)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 07:25 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Srinagar

Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show

Milan Fashion Week 2021: Though Dolce & Gabbana have withdrawn from the four-day men's fashion event, brands like Fendi, Etro and Kway are opting to broadcast live shows while Ermenegildo Zegna, Tod's, Prada and Church's have opted for pre-records as rising Covid-19 cases dampen the buzz in Italy

Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show(Instagram/bianardinii)
Published on Jan 16, 2021 08:07 AM IST

Isabelle Kaif recreates Selena Gomez’ Easter 2018 look in midi dress, sneakers

Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif recently made heads turn with her spring style in a square neck midi dress by Reformation that dripped with floral detailing and is an exact replica of the style that Selena Gomez flaunted during a Sunday church service during Easter 2018

Isabelle Kaif’s floral midi dress-sneakers have uncanny resemblance with Selena Gomez’ Easter 2018 look(Twitter/the_bollywood_closet/Katrinafan95/zesty_fashion)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 11:45 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

5 dead in South Africa hostage situation

Police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six others were injured.

A photo released by police shows suspects lying on the ground at the site of the hostage incident in Johannesburg.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 03:11 AM IST
Johannesburg | ByAssociated Press, Johannesburg

Shincheonji Church of Jesus held a graduation ceremony with over 100,000 graduates

According to a survey of recent graduates, 95% of those who chose to come to Shincheonji did so because of the excellent teaching of the scriptures.

One of the requirements to graduate is to evangelize. Therefore, there are currently at minimum of 100,000 people who are studying the Bible with Shincheonji.
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 04:06 PM IST
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