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Archive for January, 2011

Allot Land For Burial, Or We’ll Parade Cops Near Parliament, Say Nepal Christians

Share KATHMANDU (SAR NEWS) – Christians in Hindu Nepal, who have been denied a place for burying their dead, have threatened to parade corpses outside Parliament in Kathmandu. The minority community has been demanding a new burial ground near the world famous Pashupatinath temple, but Hindu activists have rejected its claim. A meeting [...]

Journalists Should Build Human Values: Bishop

Share MANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Christian journalists should build human values, Gospel values and values preached by Jesus, said Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangalore. He was speaking after inaugurating the 17th National Conference of the Indian Catholic Press Association in the city, January 29. Speaking on the theme of the [...]
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National Conference Of Catholic Journalists To Be Held In Mangalore On Jan 29

Share MANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – A National Conference of Catholic Journalists, Media and Communication Personnel will be organised at Shanthi Kiran Bajjodi, Mangalore, by the Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA), Saturday, January 29, at 10 a.m. Theme of the conference is “New Technologies: How India’s Youth Are Using Them Today.” [...]
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Cardinal Levada Imparts Apostolic Blessings On Archdiocese Of Bangalore

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Prefect for the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith, William Cardinal Levada, and the Pope’s Ambassador to India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio January 23 celebrated a pontifical High Mass at St.Francis Xavier Cathedral here. The two prelates were in the city to attend the Theological Collegium. Cardinal Levada in his [...]
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Closing Celebrations Of First Centenary Of Doot & Thrilling Inauguration Of Its Second Centenary Held

Share ANAND, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) — The year-long centenary celebrations of the Church-run “DOOT” magazine came to an end with a solemn High Mass and a colourful closing function in the Milk City, Anand, January 23. The Mass was led by Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes, SJ, of Gandhinagar together with three other [...]
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Staines’ Killer Case: Christian Council Appreciates Supreme Court Revision of Ruling

Share NEW DELHI (SAR NEWS) – The All India Christian Council has thanked the Supreme Court of India for revising the comments in its verdict given on January 21 in the case of Criminal Appeal 1366 of 2005, ‘Rabindra Kumar Pal @ Dara Singh Vs. Republic of India. The ruling dealt with the [...]
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Club Strengthened To Promote Religious Vocations

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (ASR NEWS) – The Serra Club of Bangalore inducted seven new members to work for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in the Catholic Church. The induction ceremony was held January 16 at St. Patrick’s Church. The Youth Mass was chosen in light of the “Year of the Youth” [...]
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Cardinal Levada Brings Pope’s Greetings To Bangalore

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – William Joseph Cardinal Levada, Prefect for Congregation of Doctrine of Faith, and Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio, the Pope’s Ambassador to India, were felicitated by the Archdiocese of Bangalore on their maiden visit to the City, January 20. Cardinal Levada, first in rank after the Secretary of [...]
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Thomas Mount Church Get National Shrine Status

Share CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu (SAR NEWS) – The Saint Thomas Mount Church Our Lady of Expectation here has been elevated to the status of a National Shrine of India, only the second church in this capital city to be honoured thus by the Conference of Catholic Bishops in India. The first church to [...]
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Panel Probing Church Attacks To Submit Final Report Next Week

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – A panel headed by a retired judge of the Karnataka High Court, which is probing into attacks on Churches and Christians in Karnataka, will submit its report January 28. The Justice Somashekhara Commission has completed its inquiry and has decided to submit its report to [...]
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