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Archive for September, 2011

Celebrated Italian Missionary Dies At 91

Share  By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS KOLKATA, West Bengal (SAR NEWS) — A celebrated Italian missionary, who served Bengal Missions, died at the historic Marian shrine of Bandel where he was a prior, parish priest and administrator for about 25 years. Salesian Father Louis Gobetti died aged 91 at Bandel, some 60 km north of Kolkata, September [...]
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Vandals Stone Convent; Nuns, Teachers, Parents Worried

Share  By SAR NEWS BELGAUM, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – While the attacks on St. Joseph’s Convent in Belgaum City continue, the recurring incidents of pelting of stones on the convent has irked the parents of the school, run by the convent, and the local Christians as well.             As vandals indiscriminately stoned the main gate of the school during the wee [...]
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Gurjarvani Felicitates Jesuit Jubilerians

Share By SAR NEWS AHMEDABAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) – Gurjarvani Parivar organised a special function to honour six golden jubilarians who have been associated with the Church-run Gurjarvani as family members: Jesuit Brother Paul Macwan, Jesuit Fathers Rappai Poothukaren, Thomas Chamackala, Ornellas Coutinho, Lawrence Lobo and Devasia Muthuplackal, the longest serving pioneer member of Gurjarvani.             The felicitation function on [...]
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English Poetry Festival Held In Kerala

 Share By Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ, SAR NEWS KOCHI, Kerala (SAR NEWS) – A two-day English Poetry Festival was held at St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, September 17-18. The festival was organized for the first time in Kerala by the Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC).             A winner of Padma Vibhushan and former Supreme Court Justice V [...]
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Karnataka Bishops Express Support To Sikkim Earthquake Victims

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore, Chairman of the Karnataka Regional Bishops Conference, has offered his deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Sikkim, on behalf of the bishops of Karnataka. Archbishop Moras extended his solidarity with the victims and expressed hope that life would be restored to [...]
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Catholic priests fast unto death against nuke power plant

Share By SAR NEWS TUTICORIN, Tamil Nadu (SAR NEWS) – As many as 127 people, including four Catholic priests belonging to the Tuticorin Diocese, and some nuns, have been staging a fast unto death for the past five days, against the nuclear power plant to be commissioned at Koodankulam, 28 km from Nagercoil. Father Rayappan, Tuticorin Diocese’s Fishery [...]
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Hindus Join Marian Feast

Share  By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS KULPI, Paschimbanga (SAR NEWS) – Hindus in Kulpi gave their whole-hearted cooperation in celebrating St. Mary’s birthday, September 8, in a village some 18 km south of Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas district of Pashimbanga. Running into its eighth year, the Marian feast in a rural setting attracts not only 20 [...]
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Catholic Priest, Two Others Injured In Car Accident

Share   By SAR NEWS BELGAUM, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – A Catholic priest and two others were seriously injured in a car accident that occurred near Molem, September 5. Father Eusebio Fernandes (53), rector of Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral, Belgaum, the driver of the car, Taheer Shaikh (28), and Thomas Fernandes (14), both residents of Belgaum, are the [...]
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