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Archive for November, 2011

Name Circle After Mother Teresa, Bishop Tells Belgaum Corporation

Share By SAR NEWS BELGAUM, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Bishop Peter Machado of Belgaum has urged the authorities to name a circle in the city after Blessed Mother Teresa and join hands with the Diocese of Belgaum to set up a home for the destitute  and HIV patients.             He was speaking at the valedictory function of the birth centenary celebrations [...]
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Valles Releases Book On Christian Contribution To Development Of Gujarat

Share  By SAR NEWS AHMEDABAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) – World renowned author, Jesuit Father Carlos Valles,released a Gujarati book “Vikasna Humsafar : Christian Contributions to the Development of Gujarat” at a special function held in Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (GSP) Hall at Ahmedabad, November 21. Writer and Trustee of GSP, Dr. Raghuvir Chaudhari presided over the function. [...]
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Now, Mangalore Churches Go For Dress Code

  Share By SAR NEWS MANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Churches in Mangalore Diocese in coastal Karnataka have decided introduce a dress code for parishioners. Churchgoers have been barred from wearing sleeveless dresses, T-shirts with cheeky messages and short skirts because they distract other devotees. Parish priest of Bejai Church, Father Victor Machado was quoted by the November 24, 2011 edition [...]
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All India Association for Christian Higher Education Holds Consultation

Share  By SAR NEWS MAPUSA, Goa (SAR NEWS) – Member-colleges of the All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE) from the western region participated in a daylong regional consultation held at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, November 18. The programme opened with a prayer service, based on the parable of the sower, conducted by Jane Lobo and team. It [...]
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Kolkata Holds All-faith Prayer For Slain Nun

Share By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS KOLKATA, West Bengal – People of all faiths along with their religious leaders gathered for an inter-faith prayer to condemn the brutal murder of Sister Valsa John and pay homage to her self-sacrifice, November 21. The gathering, called under the CBCI-CRI Inter-Faith Forum, was held at Allen Park on Mother Teresa Sarani [...]
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Catholic Hospital Inaugurated In West Bengal

Share By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS MIDNAPORE, West Bengal, (SAR NEWS) – Marking the 125th anniversary of the erection of the Archdiocese of Calcutta, Coadjutor Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta blessed the newly constructed St. Joseph’s Hospital at Phulbari in West Midnapore in the presence of Archbishop Lucas Sircar of Calcutta and dignitaries, November 13. Some 600 people [...]
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Poor Kids Celebrate Children’s Day At Don Bosco Kolkata

Share By SAR NEWS KOLKATA, West Bengal (SAR NEWS) – Some 600 children from 25 schools / NGOs celebrated Children’s Day, November 13, at one of the premiere educational institutions in Kolkata, Don Bosco School Park Circus. The students of DBPC classes 11 and 12 organised this annual mini fete for underprivileged children with chance games, competitions, snacks [...]
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Bijnor Diocesan Cathedral Consecrated

Share By Fr. John Chakkanatt CMI, SAR NEWS BIJNOR, Uttarakhand (SAR NEWS) – Major Archbishop George Alenchery of the Syro-Malabar Church consecrated the Mrtyumjaya Masih Mandir, the cathedral church of Bijnor Diocese. The church is situated in Kotdwar, one of the two entry points to the Himalayas, on the banks of River Kho in the State of Uttarakhand. The [...]

Whenever BJP Is In Trouble, Churches Become A Target

Share By Dr. Richard Rego, SJ MANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Attacks on churches and Christian institutions have restarted in Mangalore. After a relative lull, the saffron brigade is seen attacking the churches and Christian symbols again in this coastal town. About ten days ago, there were two attacks — one on Padua High School near Nanthur and [...]
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