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Archive for May, 2010

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 [...]

Northeastern Christian Diaspora In Delhi Calls For Peace In Manipur

Share NEW DELHI (SAR NEWS) — Over 100 key Christian leaders from different communities of Meitei, Chin, Kuki, Mizo, Zomi and Naga tribes joined hands in prayer for peace in Manipur at the Apostles’ Methodist Church here, May 22. The Meitei Christian Churches in different parts of Manipur also held prayer meetings May 21. The economic blockade of [...]
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They Repair Broken Marriages, Reconcile Hurt Couples

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Clive and Cathy are happily married with 5 children and eleven grandchildren. Cathy was a nurse in Ireland and Clive was a fire officer in London. It’s a time of their life when they should be sitting on a rocking chair thanking God for all the challenges and the blessing through [...]
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Christians Want ‘Religious Minorities’ Category In Census 2010

Share MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) — The All India Christian Council (AICC) has urged the government of India to also include “religious minorities” as a category, like “caste”, in the ongoing 2011 census format. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, May 17, AICC general secretary Abraham Mathai stressed the need for including the religious minorities [...]
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Hindu Council To Launch Nationwide Agitation Against Quota For Christians

Share VISAKHAPATNAM, Andhra Pradesh (SAR NEWS) — A rightwing Hindu organisation has opposed reservations for Christians and Muslims in government jobs. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) or the World Hindu Council will launch a countrywide agitation against the decision of the governments of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal states to provide 10 per cent and 5 per cent [...]
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Church Grotto Attacked In Uttara Kannada District

Share SIRSI, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Anti-social elements threw stones and damaged the glass panes of a grotto encasing statues of Sts. Joseph and Mary at the Holy Cross Church in Honnavar, Uttara Kannada district, May 10 night. The incident came to light May 11 morning, police investigating the case said. The residents of the area immediately informed [...]
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Fr. Joseph Martis Is New Rector Of Joseph’s Seminary Mangalore

Share MANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Dr. Joseph Martis has been appointed the new Rector of St. Joseph’s Inter-Diocesan Seminary at Jeppu here. This was announced by Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangalore, May10, at the seminary. Father Joseph will take charge June 3. Martis was born in Pangala June 4, 1960. He had his primary education in [...]
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Church Trains Kandhamal Christian Youth In Spoken English

Share By Ashok Singh, SAR NEWS RUTUNGIA, Orissa (SAR NEWS) – For the Christian youth of Kandhamal district that witnessed a major attack on the community by Hindu extremists over two years ago, this summer was a time to put the past behind them and look ahead to the future. The Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar organised short-term professional trainings [...]
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