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Monsoon Destroys Houses Of Christian Fish Workers

Share NAGERCOIL, Tamil Nadu (SAR NEWS) — The South West monsoon, which has set over Tamil Nadu, damaged about 23 houses of Christian fish workers belonging to the parish of Muloorthurai in Kottar Diocese, June 10. The furious waves intruded into the village and damaged the houses of the fish workers. Alby, a fish worker, had his [...]

It’s Time For Introspection

Share By Predhuman K. Joseph Dhar, JAMMU, Jammu & Kashmir (SAR NEWS) – It is true that there are Christian members of parliament but their performance over the years has proved beyond any shadow of doubt that they justify to what William Shakespeare had said long ago: “What is there in a name.” Maybe, they are scared [...]

Stop Making Statements Disturbing Communal Amity, Bishops Tell Kerala CM

Share KOCHI, Kerala (SAR NEWS) — Kerala Catholic bishops have urged the state chief minister, V.S. Achuthanandan, to stop making statements that disturb peace and communal harmony. They were reacting to the chief minister’s recent tirade on the minority communities that they were increasingly becoming sectarian in their outlook. He had also said minority communalism was on [...]

Three Pastors Arrested On Conversion Charges In Orissa

Share SAMBALPUR, Orissa (SAR NEWS) — Police arrested three Christian pastors on conversion charges at Amapalli Deogarh in Sambalpur district of Orissa, June 9, while they were administering baptism to some people. According to All India Christian Council, New Delhi, some villagers of Amapalli requested pastors Lamuel Patnaik, Philemon Naag and Sudhir [...]

‘Campus Counseling’Desk — Aiming At Teen Personality Development

Share By SAR NEWS MANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) — The changing times have made teenage risky for children and students. It is at this age that they are prone to different elements that may make their personalities complicated and sickly. So they need to be counseled and guided to develop a healthy personality. Aiming at achieving this growth [...]

Marathi “Subodh Bible”, A Milestone In Biblical Translation History

Share By Fr. Robert B. D’Souza, SAR NEWS PUNE, Maharastra (SAR NEWS) — “Subodh Bible”, a new Marathi edition of the Bible in simple and yet standard Marathi by senior writer and socio-religious thinker, Father Francis D’Britto, is another stepping stone in the history of Bible translation. Archbishop of Bombay Cardinal Oswald Gracias has hailed the new edition [...]

Two Schools Shut Down For ‘Teaching Christianity’

Share JAMMU, Jammu & Kashmir (SAR NEWS) — Two schools in Kuwara district have been shut down by the authorities for allegedly including lessons and pictures of Jesus Christ in the curriculum. Reports reaching here June 1 from Kuwara, 104 kilometres from Srinagar, the state capital, said the schools functioning under the name of “Voice of Aqra [...]

Christian Prayer Hall Demolished

Share RAMESWARAM, Tamil Nadu (SAR NEWS) — A Christian prayer hall at Kambipadu in Dhanushkodi near here was demolished by revenue officials, May 28. The action comes after Hindu Munnani (Hindu Front) lodged a complaint with the authorities that the prayer hall had been constructed in violation of a ban on new buildings in the area. Hindu Munnani [...]

Indian Priest Given Multimedia Award

Share By Zygmunt Gutowsky, SAR NEWS NIEPOKALANOW, Warsaw, Poland (SAR NEWS) -– An Indian priest was given the “Multimedia in the Service of the Gospel Award 2010″ at the solemn Eucharistic celebration inaugurating the silver jubilee of the longest running International Catholic Film Festival at Niepokalanow, May 27. The first president of the festival, Zygmunt Gutowsky, and the [...]

Catholic Forum Launches Nationwide Protest Against Anti-Christian Facebook Pages

Share MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) – Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), a Mumbai-based national activist community non-governmental organization, has launched a countrywide protest against Facebook and called upon the government of India to ensure that blasphemous pages of any and all religions are taken off the website. In a press release here May 24, CSF general secretary Joseph [...]