Welfare centres in Jharkhand under tight scrutiny

In the light of the child trafficking allegations against Missionaries of Charity nuns, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sent a two-member team to inspect the welfare shelters in 24 districts of the state of Jharkhand.

Kerala bishops enraged over the recommendation of Women Commission

The National Commission for Women's cries to sabotage the sacrament of confession is receiving wide criticism from among the clergy in Kerala.

Remembering the “icon of martyrdom”, Fr. Jacques Hamel

In remembrance of Fr. Jacques Hamel, mercilessly murdered by two Islamic State militants on July 26, 2016, the diocese of Rouen in France, held a “Republican ceremony for peace and fraternity”, which saw the participation of French Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb.

Rome Diocese opens sainthood cause for Fr. Pedro Arrupe

The incumbent Superior General of Jesuits, Fr. Arturo Sosa, announced at the meeting of International Association of Jesuit Universities on July 11 in Spain, that Jesuit General Fr. Pedro Arrupe's beatification process has been initiated.

The Irish waits in anticipation for the "historic moment"

Amidst the crises in childcare and the sex abuse scandal which shook the Church, Pope Francis' “positivity” is much loved by the Irish.

Church in Pakistan encourages a "free and fair" election

A statement has been issued by the National Commission for Justice and Peace, (NCJP) belonging to the Pakistan Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Second priest involved in Malankara Church sex abuse case, granted bail

Fr. Job Matthew, involved in the rape case in the Malankara Orthodox Church, has been granted bail. Fr. Johnson V. Matthew too was granted bail, earlier this week.

Fr. Mario Da Silva throws light on Gaza's "wasted generation"

A Catholic priest from Gaza, Fr. Mario Da Silva, explains the deplorable living conditions and the plight of people, living invariably in the fear of an impending war.

A "Jericho Prayer" for the nation

As Joshua and the army of Israelites broke down the walls of Jericho, conquering the land of Canaan, the National Service Team of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal services of India, are planning to oragnize a “Jericho prayer” to break down the walls of “religious violence” in our nation, with an eff

Pope expresses condolence to the victims of dam break in Laos

He further encouraged the rescue team and civil authorities, that they aid those victims, devastated by the resultant flooding.

Dialogue calls us to grow in our faith by living it with humility: Dr. S. Wesley Ariarajah to AEI

A month-long ecumenical formation and leadership development training of the Asian Ecumenical Institute(AEI) of Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), is being held at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"I am not afraid of facing the realities of life": Bishop Mulakkal

The bishop in question had denied the allegations outright, terming it as a vengeful act, reciprocated by the nun for a disciplinary action taken against her.

Bishop Andrew Cozzens talks of Humanae Vitae on its 50th year

On the 50th year of Humanae Vitae, Minneapolis Bishop Andrew Cozzens, in a series of talks given by him, highlights the impairment done to families and couples, who walked a different path from the teachings of the Church, as given in 'Humanae Vitae'.

Caritas Japan calls for volunteers to be of service to the flood-ravaged of Japan

Caritas Japan, which functions in close cooperation with Caritas Internationalis, has sought the help of volunteers to bring relief and rehabilitation to the flood-affected people of Japan. Caritas Japan is the charity wing of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (CBCJ).

Catholic priest murdered in the south-west region of Cameroon

The parish priest of Bomaka, a district of Buea (the capital city of south-west Cameroon) was shot dead on Sunday, the 22nd of July.

Christians observe Martyrdom Day in India, in memory of those killed for faith

Protestant and Pentecostal churches in India remembered yesterday, the ones who sacrificed their lives for faith, by observing Martyrdom Day.

World Meeting of Families 2018, to witness a surge of faithful

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines will talk on “Choose life: Pope Francis on the ‘throw-away’ culture” and “YOUCAT As a Resource of New Evangelization – To Rekindle Faith.”

"No one is excluded from the Father's love or from his mercy": Pope to 'Teams of Our Lady'

The “Teams of Our Lady”, the lay Catholic organization founded in 1938, in France, held its 12th meeting during July 16-21.

Without Christ, our lives are devoid of direction: Pope at Angelus

With Jesus by one’s side, one can proceed with security; trials can be surmounted; one progresses in love of God and of one’s neighbor. Jesus made Himself gift for others, thus becoming a model of love and service for each one of us.

Go forth and preach the 'Gospel of joy' to all places: Pope to the Filipinos

To the participants of 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE5), Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Gabriel Caccia, conveyed Pope's message, to go across the world as “missionary disciples”, and preach the “gospel of joy”.