Church

  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him 14-04-2014 11:01 AM

    The selfie-fever has now spread to the Vatican. With Easter approaching, the Pope was swarmed by crowds but this time they were trying to take selfies with him. Watch! ...
  • Country Music Awards: George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban lead the winners 07-04-2014 10:10 AM

    Las Vegas: Country music veteran George Strait and singer Miranda Lambert led the winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards, while the genre's biggest names, including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Keith Urban, sang their hits. Strait, 61, won the night's top prize of Entertainer of...
  • Goa parties chant 'secular mantra' after Church vote appeal 29-03-2014 02:55 PM

    A recent statement by Goa Church calling upon citizens to vote for "secular" candidates has stirred up a debate in the state's political arena, where parties are trying to show their commitment to secularism. With each party trying to project the statement in its favour, the media conferences are often...
  • Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse 22-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Pope Francis on Saturday named a woman molested by a priest as a child to be part of a core group to help the Catholic Church fight the clerical sexual abuse of minors that has haunted it for over two decades The first eight members - four women and four...
  • New York church posts horrific anti-gay sign outside its premises 27-02-2014 04:47 PM

    An anti-gay pastor of a church in Harlem, New York, has raised many eyebrows by putting up a horrific anti-gay sign in front of the church. Dr James David Manning, a man who has been openly critical of the Barack Obama administration and the progression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...
  • A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets 10-02-2014 10:38 AM

    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticized papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview. Archbishop Georg Ganswein, who now works for the former pope as well as being the head of...
  • Pope Francis may visit Sri Lanka on Asia trip 10-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Pope Francis on Saturday told Sri Lankans living in Italy that he hoped to take up an invitation to visit their country, where the wounds of civil war still needed to heal. The Pope met a group of Sri Lankan pilgrims, led by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo,...
  • Jacobite church leaders violate HC order, taken into custody, released 01-02-2014 12:34 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Catholicos Baselios Thomas I, the head of the Jacobite Syrian Christian churches and 70 others broke open the locks of the Aluva Thrikunnathu Seminary and offered prayers on Monday early morning. The police arrested them for violating the high court order and was later released on bail. This seminary...
  • Italy Church appeals to thieves to return John Paul blood relic 29-01-2014 10:19 AM

    The Catholic Church has appealed to thieves to return a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that disappeared in what it called a "vile and sacrilegious theft". The gold reliquary was stolen on the weekend from a small stone church, San Pietro della Ienca, in...
  • 6 church members slain in rural El Salvador 13-01-2014 11:21 AM

    Officials in El Salvador say six members of an evangelical church were shot to death in a rural western province by suspected gang members. The federal prosecutor's office says the victims, ranging in age from 16 to 54, were riddled with bullets Saturday night in Ahuachapan state near the border...
  • Nitish Kumar exchanges greetings with principals of Patna missionary schools on Christmas 26-12-2013 08:40 AM

    Midnight services in Churches heralded the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas that was celebrated with gaiety in Bihar on Wednesday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished people on the occasion and prayed that the spirit and warmth of Christmas bestow enduring peace and harmony. The state capital was decked up...
  • Christmas spirit grips Delhi, people celebrates with carols, cakes, candles 25-12-2013 03:19 PM

    The festive spirit gripped the national capital on Wednesday on the occasion of Christmas as people flocked to churches to light candles and pray for peace and harmony. The decorated cathedrals saw people irrespective of faith and religion - bundled in woollens and wearing bright smiles - light candles and...
  • Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year 12-12-2013 11:12 AM

    Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican. This is the third time the magazine has chosen a pope as its...
  • Election campaign comes to an end in Mizoram 23-11-2013 07:37 PM

    Campaigning for the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a last-minute bid to drum up support of the electorate. A total of 6.91 lakh voters, 3.5 lakh of them women, would exercise their franchise on Monday to...
  • Two killed in coal mine accident at Church Victoria 11-11-2013 04:59 PM

    Two miners were killed on Monday when a coal mine caved in at Church Victoria area near Dhanbad of Jharkhand. "Two miners were killed on the spot when the roof near the entrance of a pit inside Basanti Mata coal mine caved in at around 11.15 AM," said Ashok Sarkar,...
  • Nigeria: 24 dead in church stampede over politics 04-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Lagos: A stampede at an all-night church vigil disrupted by politicking over a contentious gubernatorial election has killed 24 people and injured 17 in Nigeria's southeast Anambra state, the Red Cross and government officials said Sunday. The stampede occurred before dawn Saturday at an All Saints' Day open-air vigil organized...
  • Pope Francis likely to visit India in November 2014 17-10-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Pope Francis is likely to visit India in 2014. According to sources in the Catholic Church, the new Pope might visit India in November 2014. The Pope is expected to attend the St Francis Xavier's exposition (happens once in every 10 years) in Goa beginning November 2014....
  • Delhi: Unidentified men barge into a church, decamp with valuables worth Rs 5 lakh 10-10-2013 08:56 AM

    Some unidentified persons allegedly barged into a church in south Delhi and decamped with valuables, before vandalising the properties inside it in the wee hours on Wednesday, police said. According to the police, the robbery took place in St Mary Malankara Catholic Church in Neb Sarai. When people came for...
  • Kolkata: Christ Church school to re-open on Friday 26-09-2013 01:57 PM

    Kolkata: The Christ Church School in Kolkata's Dum Dum will reopen on Friday after 15 days of closure. The decision was taken at a meeting of the governing body held in school on Thursday, which was attended by the Arch Bishop of Kolkata Diocese. The principal of the school, Helen...
  • Pakistan church attack: Christians burn Pak flag to protest suicide bombings 25-09-2013 02:50 PM

    Members of Christian community in Phagwara burnt Pakistan flag and held a demonstration on the Jalandhar-Delhi national highway to protest the deadly twin suicide bombings on a historic church in Peshawar. Members of Christian Samaj Manch led by the outfit's president Dinesh Rojar and Bishop Gulzar Vishaw staged the protest...
  • Peshawar Church Blast: Death toll rises to 81, 150 injured 23-09-2013 05:30 PM

    The death toll in the twin suicide bombings near a church in Peshawar rose to 81 on Monday, officials said. The dead include 34 women and seven children. Those injured in Sunday's twin explosions numbered 150. Meanwhile, at least 67 victims were discharged on Monday from the Lady Reading Hospital...
  • Peshawar church blast: 78 dead, Pak govt still committed for peace talks with terrorists 23-09-2013 08:13 AM

    Hours after a deadly suicide bombing killed 78 people, Pakistan's Federal Interior Minister on Sunday said that the government was committed to the difficult choice of pursuing negotiations with the Taliban. Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan said Pakistan has opted for talks with the terrorists in the quest for peace as...
  • Goa: Church backs agitation against new international airport 21-09-2013 04:03 PM

    The Church is backing an agitation against the state's proposed second international airport in north Goa, a senior priest leading the protest against the project said Saturday. The new facility will come up in Mopa, a village 40 km from the capital. Fr. Eremito Rebello and other members of his...
  • Mukul Roy sanctions 10 lakh from MPLAD to Christ Church school 21-09-2013 12:59 PM

    Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy sanctioned Rs 10 lakh on Saturday from MPLAD fund for the renovation of Christ Church School at Dum Dum which was vandalised recently allegedly by some guardians and 'outsiders' following the death of a student. "I have sanctioned the money which would be...
  • Church must end obsession with gays, contraception, abortion: Pope Francis 20-09-2013 05:52 PM

    Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must shake off an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality and become more merciful or risk the collapse of its entire moral edifice "like a house of cards". In a dramatically blunt interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, Francis said the Church...
  • Kolkata student death: I was forced to resign, says school principal 18-09-2013 03:15 PM

    The principle of a school in Kolkata, where an 11-year-old student died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday, was on Monday released on bail. ...
  • Kolkata student death: School principal get bail 16-09-2013 03:19 PM

    Kolkata: The principle of a school in Kolkata, where an 11-year-old student died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday, was on Monday released on bail. The principal of Christ Church School was on Thursday arrested and sent to judicial custody. Hundreds of parents on Thursday ransacked the school, broke furniture and...
  • 9 more arrested in vandalism of Christ Church Girl's school in Kolkata 15-09-2013 04:31 PM

    Nine persons, including two women, were arrested on Sunday in connection with vandalism at Christ Church Girl's school, a class V student of which had died after allegedly being confined to a toilet by her seniors on September 11. Of the nine arrested, five are people who have no connection...
  • WB: School principal sent to 3 days police custody over a student's death 13-09-2013 05:05 PM

    Principal of Christ Church Girls' School Helen Sarkar, who was arrested following the death of a student, was on Friday produced before a local court which remanded her in three days' police custody. "Sarkar was produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Barrackpore on Friday, which remanded her...