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Pope Francis appoints first African-American cardinal to make the Roman Catholic Church more inclusive

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Vatican City
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:51 AM IST
To make the Roman Catholic Church more inclusive, transparent and more focused on defending the most vulnerable members of society after his death, Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday including the first African-American
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The Roman Catholic Church is currently marking the fifth anniversary of Francis’ landmark encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be) on the need to protect nature.(REUTERS)
The Roman Catholic Church is currently marking the fifth anniversary of Francis’ landmark encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be) on the need to protect nature.(REUTERS)

Pope says coronavirus should spark new environmental awareness

By Reuters | Vatican city
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:21 PM IST
At his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the pandemic made many people reflect on their relationship with the environment. The square reopened to the public a month ago and Italy’s last travel restrictions were lifted on June 3.
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Christians including priests and nuns, joined an “all-faith” human chain on the 71st Republic Day in Kolkata(PTI Photo)
Christians including priests and nuns, joined an “all-faith” human chain on the 71st Republic Day in Kolkata(PTI Photo)

Bengal Christians joining anti-CAA protests invites wrath of the BJP and VHP

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:30 PM IST
As the nation celebrated Republic Day on Sunday, the Preamble to the Constitution was read out after the ‘service’ at 65 Roman Catholic churches in Kolkata and its adjoining districts of Hooghly, Howrah, North and South 24-Parganas.
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem(AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem(AP)

Emmanuel Macron loses cool with Israeli security, asks him to ‘go out’

By Agence France-Presse | Jeusalem
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:41 PM IST
The altercation flared when Israeli police and domestic security agents pushed past the French detail and were first to enter the Church of Saint Anne, which is French territory under international treaties.
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Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he leads the Christmas Eve mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on December 24.(REUTERS)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he leads the Christmas Eve mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on December 24.(REUTERS)

‘God continues to loves us all, even the worst of us’: Pope Francis in Christmas message

By Agence France-Presse | Vatican City
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:26 AM IST
The Argentinian also emphasized “unconditional” love, in a year that has seen the Pope move to combat silence surrounding paedophilia in the Roman Catholic church.
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Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT Photo)
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT Photo)

Kerala nun who protested against ex-Jalandhar bishop sacked

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Sister Lucy Kalapura had published poems, purchased a car and took part in a protest against a rape accused former bishop of Jalandhar diocese.
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Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags(AP)
Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags(AP)

Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags

By Yesha Kotak | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Gracias along with Maulana Mahmood Madani, the general secretary of Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (body of Islamic scholars), also issued a joint statement condemning the terror attacks in Sri Lanka.
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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the apex body for Bishops of Roman Catholic Church, has written to the chief election commissioner, requesting to change the voting date of April 18 because it coincides with Maundy Thursday — the day before Good Friday(AFP)
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the apex body for Bishops of Roman Catholic Church, has written to the chief election commissioner, requesting to change the voting date of April 18 because it coincides with Maundy Thursday — the day before Good Friday(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Change poll date as it clashes with holy day: Catholics to Election Commission

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 08:18 AM IST
In another letter, the Archbishop of Roman Catholic Church of Bombay has asked the pastors to vote for a party that “promotes communal harmony a spirit of national integration through inter-religious dialogue and understanding.”
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Pope Francis is seen during the last day of the four-day meeting on the global sexual abuse crisis, at the Vatican on February 24.(REUTERS)
Pope Francis is seen during the last day of the four-day meeting on the global sexual abuse crisis, at the Vatican on February 24.(REUTERS)

Pope Francis compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’, vows action

By Agence France-Presse | Vatican City
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 06:24 PM IST
The sexual abuse of minors was “a widespread phenomenon in all cultures and societies,” Francis said, and he slammed those priests who prey on children as “tools of Satan”.
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Protesting nuns accuse Bishop Mulakkal of interfering in Jalandhar diocese functioning. (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Protesting nuns accuse Bishop Mulakkal of interfering in Jalandhar diocese functioning. (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Protesting nuns accuse Bishop Mulakkal of interfering in Jalandhar diocese functioning

By Press Trust of India | Kottayam (Kerala)
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2019 10:39 PM IST
The nuns on Saturday had joined ‘Save our Sisters’ forum to stage a protest against the transfer orders issued by the congregation.
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The Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has revoked the transfers of the nuns protesting against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal . (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
The Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has revoked the transfers of the nuns protesting against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal . (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Transfer of nuns agitating against bishop revoked

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
An e-mail was sent to the five nuns, who are staying with the survivor nun, by apostolic administrator of Jalandhar diocese Bishop Angelo Gracias, one of the nuns said in Kottayam on Saturday.
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The nuns in Kochi, for last four days, have been staging a protest against the accused Bishop, demanding action against the prelate.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
The nuns in Kochi, for last four days, have been staging a protest against the accused Bishop, demanding action against the prelate.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Kerala nun rape: Jalandhar police’s role in the case limited, says police commissioner Praveen Kumar Sinha

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The commissioner said they have no direct role to play in the case and are only facilitating the probe for the Kerala Police.
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Media persons gather around vehicle in front of Bishop's house to cover the Kerala state police investigation in relation to bishop Franco Mulakkal alleged sexual assault to a nun, in Jalandhar on August 13.(AFP File Photo)
Media persons gather around vehicle in front of Bishop's house to cover the Kerala state police investigation in relation to bishop Franco Mulakkal alleged sexual assault to a nun, in Jalandhar on August 13.(AFP File Photo)

Kerala nun writes letter to Vatican, accuses church of silence on rape allegation against Bishop

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 04:24 PM IST
The nun has written a seven-page letter dated September 8 to the Apostolic Nunciature-- the representative of the Holy See in India--appealing for justice.
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The statement issued by CBCI comes two days ahead of Karnataka election to be held on May 12.(HT FILE/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
The statement issued by CBCI comes two days ahead of Karnataka election to be held on May 12.(HT FILE/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)

Karnataka election: Church not involved in Lingayat issue, says bishops’ body

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2018 12:50 AM IST
An e-mail has been doing rounds on social media which speaks about the role of Roman Catholic Church in demanding a separate religion status for Lingayats
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