ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

  • Malaysia's top court forbids nonMuslims from using 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding nonMuslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the ban failed to consider the rights of minorities in the mostly Muslim nation. In a 43 decision, the Federal...
  • Mexico lawmakers mull timebound marriages October 2, 2011

    Mexico City: The Roman Catholic Church reacted harshly on Friday to a bill proposed by Mexico City legislators that would require all couples to sign a prenuptial agreement specifying how to handle child custody and other issues in case of divorce and estimating how long the marriage is expected...
  • Pope John Paul II gets Facebook page March 14, 2011

    Vatican City: The Vatican will unveil the latest instalment in its social media transformation next week a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, officials said. The site, which will link to video highlights of John Paul's 27year papacy, is designed to promote the May...
  • Made in India: Bible which draws from Vedas, Gandhi August 10, 2008

    Kochi: A new version of the Bible published by the Roman Catholic Church has become a huge hit in Kerala. References in the Indianised version of the Bible have been picked up from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Manusmriti. The characters in the Bible have also been dressed up in...
  • Hugo Chavez tastes defeat in referendum December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost Sunday's referendum vote by a whisker 51 per cent of voters. Opposition activists were ecstatic as the results were announced shortly after midnight with 88 per cent of the vote counted. The trend was declared irreversible by elections council chief Tibisay Lucena. Opposed to...