Federal government lists Bom Jesus basilica up for “adoption”

The Goan state officials have expressed fear over the federal Ministry of Culture's scheme to include the Bom Jesus basilica among the six heritage sites put up for adoption, as per the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project launched by President Ram Nath Kovind, back in 2017.

Reject evil in a path towards Salvation: Pope at General Audience

At the General Audience yesterday, at St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Pope Francis met with the pilgrims and faithful from Italy. Continuing his catechesis on baptism, Pope prayed in particular for peace in Syria and the Middle East.

Pope's Intentions for the Challenges of Humanity - May 2018

Intention for evangelization: The mission of the laity. That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

Do not tire of looking for the truth with humility: Pope Francis

Pope Francis in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace had earlier this week received in audience, the directors and staff of the daily newspaper “Avvenire”, accompanied by their families, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of its founding.

Italian newspaper Avvenire marks its fiftieth anniversary

Commemorating the fiftieth year of Avvenire, Pope Francis met with around 400 of the staff of the Italian daily, managed by Italian Conference of Bishops.

The beloved Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom turns 101

Emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan— “the longest serving bishop in India”— celebrated his 101st birthday on April 27.

35-year-old priest shot dead in northern Philippines

Fr. Mark Anthony Yuaga Ventura was blessing children after mass in Gattaran in Cagayan province, north of Philippines, when a man wearing a helmet shot Fr. Mark Ventura twice from behind.

Pope visits the shrine of Madonna del Divino Amore

Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome, welcomed Holy Father Francis on his pilgrimage to the renowned shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love(Madonna del Divino Amore) in Rome, to mark the beginning of the Marian month of May.

Police aspirants in MP get their chests caste-branded

The BJP-run state of Madhya Pradesh has fallen prey to yet another controversy with discrimination shown towards reserved category candidates during a police recruitment rally in the district of Dhar.

Love helps us remain open to others: Pope Francis

Pope Francis, received in audience the members of the “A Rare Life” Association, at the end of the nine stages of the “Rare Words Run”, which started out on 21 April from Monticelli Brusati, Brescia, Italy, and arrived on April 30 in Rome.

'Udayani': Lighting lives through tribal empowerment

Udayani Social Action Forum, a tribal empowerment program of the Society of Jesus, Kolkata, headed by Jesuit priest Irudaya Jothi, is brightening the lives of tribal women of West Bengal.

Archdiocese of Bombay and the permanent Diaconate

The appointment of two permanent Deacons by Cardinal Ivan Dias on January 22, 2006, was a landmark event in the history of the archdiocese of Bombay.

Hanna Chrzanowska: World's first lay nurse to be beatified

A Catholic lay nurse from Krakow, Hanna Chrzanowska, was beatified at the World Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow on Saturday, the 28th of April.

Archdiocese of Bombay to organize "Because We Care" on May 1st

The archdiocese of Bombay is organizing a peace gathering and prayer service at six locations in Mumbai in support and solidarity with the victims of injustice and violence—children and women.

Remain united in the true vine that is Jesus: Pope at Regina Coeli

On the fifth Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis appeared at the window of his study in the Vatican Apostolic Palace to pray the Regina Coeli with the faithful and pilgrims gathered at the St. Peter’s Square.

Little Alfie breathes his last after prolonged court battle

Alfie Evans, a toddler who was on life support due to a neurodegenrative disease, passed away on April 28, Saturday at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in UK, leaving his young parents 'heartbroken'.

Fourth edition of "Unite to Cure" held in Vatican

Pope Francis received in audience, the participants of the fourth international Vatican conference on regenerative medicine, in the Paul VI Hall of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis implores for peace and unity in Korea

Pope Francis after the recital of Regina Coeli at the St. Peter’s Square with pilgrims and faithful, said:

Ireland to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

TDs and Senators have been urged to support a new Bill – the Sex Offences (Amendment) Bill 2018 - introduced in Dail Eireann by Maureen O’Sullivan TD which proposes to restrict the foreign travel of convicted paedophiles. If enacted, Ireland would the first country in the EU to curtail overseas trav

Goan govt. and Church lock horns over controversial land plan

The Goa Church along with the Council for Social Justice and Peace and other civil society groups, under the banner, 'Goencho Awaaz' is rallying in protest against the implementation of a controversial land use plan by the ruling Goa Forward Party headed by Vijay Sardesai.