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A crisis loomed large over Kerala’s influential Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with priests of an Archdiocese reading out a circular during Sunday mass in churches under its jurisdiction blaming Church head Cardinal George Alencherry over a criminal case filed against a section of priests.Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)

Kerala priests slam church head over forgery case

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:43 PM IST
The circular said although the Cardinal had assured that everything possible would be made to get these two priests off the list of the accused as there was no intention to make them as accused in the case, no steps in this direction have been taken so far.
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Sri Lankan Christians watch a live broadcast of a service conducted at their house near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 5, 2019, two week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)
Sri Lankan Christians watch a live broadcast of a service conducted at their house near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 5, 2019, two week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Sunday Mass via TV amid new warnings of possible attacks

By Associated Press | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.
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Soldiers attend the scene after two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, the capital of Sulu province in southern Philippines, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 80 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)(AP)
Soldiers attend the scene after two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, the capital of Sulu province in southern Philippines, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 80 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)(AP)

20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

By Associated Press | Jolo (Philippines)
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 05:54 PM IST
Troops in armored carriers sealed off the main road leading to the church while vehicles transported the dead and wounded to the town hospital. Some casualties were evacuated by air to nearby Zamboanga city.
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The first bomb went off in or near the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital, followed by a second blast outside the compound as government forces were responding to the attack, security officials said.(AFP/File Photo)
The first bomb went off in or near the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital, followed by a second blast outside the compound as government forces were responding to the attack, security officials said.(AFP/File Photo)

27 killed in twin explosions during Sunday Mass in Philippines church

By Associated Press | Manila
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Two bombs exploded in a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people during a Sunday Mass, officials said.
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A Sunday mass was attacked in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur on December 23 by a mob of about 10-12 people, police officials said.(HT file photo)
A Sunday mass was attacked in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur on December 23 by a mob of about 10-12 people, police officials said.(HT file photo)

Sunday mass attacked with swords, iron rods; women fight back with chilli powder: Police

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Deputy SP of Kolhapur Anil Kadam was quoted by ANI as saying, “10-12 people attacked Sunday prayer mass being held at the premises of a local resident Bhimsen Chavan in Kolhapur.”
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