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First Catholic Church for remote Arunchal tribe

A remote tribal hamlet in the interiors of the north-eastern state of Arunchal Pradesh was overjoyed when a Catholic Church was inaugurated there this week.

Pope Francis suggests priests to shorten the sermons

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope asked his priestly flock to deliver condensed sermons rather than elaborating pointlessly on a topic.

Iceland circumcision bill raises concern

Circumcision of boys has been criminalised under the new bill passed in the parliament of Iceland.

Cardinal Gracias becomes CBCI president the second time

CBCI elects Cardinal Oswald Gracias for a second term to be its president during the 33rd Plenary Assembly held in Bengaluru.

A new Missallette in India makes waves among the clergy

Launched in Mumbai recently, Living in Faith to make inroads to clergy in rural areas where daily mass may not be possible, especially for Religious women.

Colosseum to light up in red to denote Christian persecution

Colosseum in Rome is to be spotlit in red to mark the worldwide Christian persecution notably in Syria and Iraq.

Earthquake hits Taiwan: Pope expresses concern

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Hwalien in eastern Taiwan raising the death toll to ten, with 58 missing.

New regulations stifle religious freedom in China

A set of new rules and regulations promulgated by the Chinese government have put harsh restrictions on religious freedom in the Communist country.

Church in China: Can Vatican appoint Bishops there?

Catholic Bishops in China are appointed locally without the approval from the Vatican. But Vatican wants to change this rule and is keen to appoint Bishops with its authorization.

Syro Malabar Church caught in land sale scandal

The prominent Syro Malabar Church based out of Kerala in India is entangled in a scandal relating to the sale of a parcel of land plots that the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly owned.

Two priests gunned down in Guerrero

Fr. Iván Añorve Jaimes and Fr. Germain Muñiz Garcia of the Archdiocese of Acapulco, Mexico were found dead in the Iguala-Taxco highway.

Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI declines in health

Benedict XVI, in response to the letters from an Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, inquiring his health, explained that he's on an inward journey to a "pilgrimage Home".

Indian Currents wins the Fr. Luis Carreno Award for excellence in journalism

Fr. Luis Carreno award, constituted by the Indian Catholic Press Association(ICPA), is to be awarded on March 9 this year to Indian Currents, a weekly backed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias inspires the faithful to be "fully Indian and fully Christian"

Presiding over the 30th Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India(CCBI), Cardinal Oswald Gracias motivated the bishops to necessitate the formation of "better Indian Christians".

Second miracle recognised: Paul VI might be canonized this year

The medical and theological commissions of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognised the fourth step to sainthood of Blessed Pope Paul VI.

Dioceses concerned over the outbreak of influenza in U.S.

With every state of the continental U.S. experiencing extensive spread of influenza, dioceses are adopting preventive measures to curb the spread.

Pope Francis exhorts his flock to observe a day in prayer and abstinence

Pope during the Sunday Angelus, invited the faithful to partake in a 'Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace' on February 23.

WWME celebrates its golden anniversary

Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Catholic movement founded by Fr. Gabriel Calvo, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon's image to be enshrined in Ilocos Norte

Bishop Mayugba of Laoag has requested the Japanese bishops to consecrate the image of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon at his parish in Ilocos Norte, a northern province of Philippines.

Saraqeb under the impact of Chlorine bomb

The Syrian Civil Defence employees were injured following the Chlorine bomb attack in Saraqeb, near Idlib province in Syria.