Algeria approves the beatification of Trappist monks

Algeria has granted approval for the beatification of seven Trappist monks, kidnapped and massacred in 1996 by an Islamic fundamentalist group.

Cardinal suggests Mexico's consecration to Mother Mary

On account of the poverty, corruption and violence, Mexico is facing, Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara has put forward a suggestion to consecrate the land of Mexico to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Pope Francis apologizes to the Chilean bishops

Pope Francis, in a letter addressed to the bishops of Chile, apologized and admitted to the “grievous error” in handling the sex abuse case of Fr. Fernando Karadima and alleged cover-up by Bishop Juan Barros. The letter was drafted, following the report on the sex abuse case, submitted by Monsignor

Missionary of Mercy from India gifts Pope a painting

A Capuchin priest, Fr. Nithya Sagayam OFM, one of the delegates of the Missionaries of Mercy(MoM), visited Pope Francis in connection with the meeting of MoM held in Vatican from 7-11 April.

"Rosary on the Coast" scheduled for April 29

A massive prayer circle is being organized by the Catholics in the British Isles— in almost 200 locations in UK— to commemorate the 50th year of the Abortion Act which came into effect on April 27, 1968.

Pope condoles plane crash victims of Algeria

A military airplane, an Ilyushin Il-76 ,which took off from the Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers, carrying soldiers and civilians, crash-landed yesterday in a field nearby, killing 247 passengers and 10 crew members.

WiRED Award for Irish Franciscan Missionary Sr. Bernadette Nealon

Irish Franciscan Missionary of St. Joseph, Sr. Bernadette Nealon from Limerick city, has been presented by WiRED International with its Health Education Champion Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Community Health Education Programme in the Kisumu region of western Kenya.

Vatican seeks support of Buddhist monks in fighting corruption

In a message issued by the Vatican’s interreligious dialogue office to mark Vesak(Buddha Purnima), which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha, the Vatican voiced that the “evil” of corruption cannot be dealt with silence and thereby urged the Buddhists to work hand-in-h

Indian bishops condole school bus accident in Himachal

In an incident which shook the nation, 30, including 27 school kids were killed when a school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Sister India: The life story of Sr. Loreto Houlihan

A new documentary titled “Sister India” by Irish film-maker Myles O'Reilly, brings to light the life story of an Irish nun, Sr Loreto Houlihan, who reached India from Ireland's Co Tipperary to voluntarily educate the young at The Little Lambs School in Perambur, Chennai.

New Coadjutor bishops for the Syro-Malankara Church

Synod of the Syro-Malankara Church elects Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios and Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Theodosius as Coadjutor Bishops of the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta and Muvattupuzha respectively.

Fr. Emil D'Cruz, former principal of SXC passes away

Jesuit priest, Fr. Emil D'Cruz, passes away at the age of 80. He is remembered for his service as principal at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, where he taught Sociology and Anthropology.

A dawn tour of the Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums are offering a dawn tour by the name “Good Morning Vatican Museums” to entertain visitors with the breathtaking view of the much-loved art collections there.

Pope Francis concelebrates mass with Missionaries of Mercy

At the Altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Father Francis presided over the Eucharistic Concelebration with the Missionaries of Mercy.

Pope Francis meets with the Missionaries of Mercy

Holy Father Francis met with over 550 Missionaries of Mercy from the five continents, gathered in Rome for their second meeting with the Pope, held from 8 to 11 April by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, two years after the institution during the Jubilee of Mercy of this speci

Interfaith meet held in Margao

A meeting on “Collective Action for Dialogue and Social Harmony” was held in Margao where leaders of six major religions in India convened to put an end to the practice of branding people as “patriotic or “unpatriotic” on the basis of their religious view. The meet also discussed the rising issue of

Protests arise on MoS status of religious leaders

Five religious leaders have been elected as new ministers by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which many see as a political gimmick to gather votes during the upcoming Assembly elections.

Niranjan Thomas Alva, veteran lawyer, passes away at 78

Supreme Court lawyer, Niranjan Thomas Alva passed away at M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bengaluru owing to a short-term illness.

Remembering the 'Mother Teresa of Mau'

Dr. Jude, one of the Medical sisters of St. Joseph, who devoted the prime years of her life caring for the poor and ailing of Maunath Bhanjan village(previously known as Mau), has from a very young age has fostered the dream of living a pious life.