CHURCH

  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him April 14, 2014

    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! ...
  • Kolkata student death: I was forced to resign, says school principal September 18, 2013

    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. ...
  • Watch: Parents ransack Kolkata school over student's death September 12, 2013

    An 11-year-old student died in Christ Church School after she was allegedly bullied by her seniors who locked her in the school toilet. Hundreds of parents ransacked the school, broke furniture and vandalised school records. ...
  • Watch: How the Vatican Conclave elects the pope March 12, 2013

    The papal conclave is going on and it's one of the oldest electoral traditions - rich in symbolism and secrets. ...
  • Vatican to elect new pope on Wednesday, 115 cardinals to cast vote March 12, 2013

    One hundred and fifteen cardinals from around the world hold the future of the Catholic Church in their hands. ...
  • Cardinals start work on timetable for pope selection amidst resurfacing of sex abuse scandal March 5, 2013

    Cardinals have gathered in Vatican City to work on a timetable to choose the next pope amidst sex abuse scandals that have resurfaced to haunt the church. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2013

    According to sources, the Centre gave into the demands of state governments opposing the ambitious setting up of NCTC and said the proposed intelligence agency will not have the right to make arrests without the states' permission. ...
  • Is selection of Pope shrouded in too much secrecy? February 26, 2013

    The resignation of a top UK cardinal over allegations of inappropriate behaviour is the latest scandal facing the Catholic Church in the run-up to the election of the next Pope in March. ...
  • Scotland's Archbishop resigns amidst charges of sexual abuse February 26, 2013

    A top Scottish cleric has resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused four trainee priests in the 1980s. ...
  • Pope addresses thousands in last Sunday prayer February 24, 2013

    Thousands gathered on Sunday in St Petersburg to listen to last prayer by Pope Benedict XVI before he steps down from his position as the head of the catholic church later this week. ...
  • World View: Will the next Pope be from Africa? February 15, 2013

    Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years. ...
  • FTN: Are blasphemy laws out of place in a secular state? December 4, 2012

    Sanal Edamaruku has been forced to live outside India as he fears arrest after proving that a 'weeping crucifix' was caused by faulty plumbing, not divine intervention. ...
  • Tom Cruise's close connection with Church of Scientology July 12, 2012

    Tom Cruise is not just one of Church of Scientology's most high profile members but one of its biggest boosters and defenders. ...
  • TN church condemns Centre for freezing account March 8, 2012

    Tamil Nadu Bishop's Council has asked the Prime Minister to stop harassing the Christians. ...
  • On Good Friday, many visit Malayatoor church April 2, 2010

    It's good friday, and for all the roads in Kerala leads to perhaps one place, the Malayatoor church in Ernakulam district. For those, who throng the church believed to be set up by St Thomas, its a way of reliving the pain that Jesus Christ went through. ...
  • Looking into past: Churches vandalised, peace hit September 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Attacks on churches in Karnataka by unidentified miscreants has highlighted the fragility of communal peace in the region. It is almost a year since churches in Bangalore and Mangalore were vandalised. The opposition Congress is up in arms and has demanded proper protection for the minorities in the...
  • Come ye all , beckon billboards from atheists in US March 27, 2009

    If you do not believe in God, you are not alone. That's the message an atheist group is sending to people in Dallas, n a big way. There are numerous billboards across Philadelphia and Denver, beckoning all the nonbelievers to come forth and express their status. Take a look. ...
  • Raising the bar: Christmas cheer at Cafe Leopold December 25, 2008

    Mumbai: A month after terrorists struck at Mumbais popular caf Leopold, firing indiscriminately at guests, children of St Pius Tenth Church go back to the popular destination to bring Christmas cheer. ...
  • Watch: Economic crisis leads to spiritual salvation December 23, 2008

    The US economy is in a terrible shape with thousands jobless. But these tough times are actually helping some churches spread the good news and grow their congregations. Susan Candiotti has the story. ...
  • Two churches vandalised in Bangalore, all eyes on CM September 22, 2008

    Bangalore: In Karnataka, as the Christians continue to bear the brunt of attacks, the Yedyurappa government is now at the receiving end of the ire of Christian groups. The holy communion at St James Church in Marian Palya was desecrated and the holy name of Jesus church on the outskirts...
  • Pope Benedict celebrates 81st birthday on US visit April 17, 2008

    Before touching US soil, onboard the papal plane, Pope Benedict addressed the troubles being faced by American Catholic churches such as the sex scandals, a theme the Pontiff will address during his six day visit. ...
  • UK priests get more church goers June 11, 2007

    New Delhi England church officials are not quite as unhappy about the modern word and rock and roll is bringing them a younger congregation. ...
  • UK church cries foul over videogame June 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Sony's popular play station videogame Resistance: Fall of Man is under fire from the Church of England. ...
  • Goa church pays tribute to Mozart September 17, 2006

    Goa: On the 250th year of the Mozart's birth, a church in Goa found a unique way to pay its tribute to the composer. ...