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Mizoram observes `Good Friday`

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:37

Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, was observed with religious solemnity in Mizoram Friday.

Pope asks forgiveness for "evil" of priestly child abuse

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:36

Pope Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness on Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who molested children.

Church, BJP, Congress sowing seeds of hatred in Goa: CPI

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 18:13

The Communist Party of India accused the BJP, Congress and local Catholic church, of sowing seeds of communal hatred by using terms like "secular" in the run-up to parliamentary polls.

Pope Francis confesses his sins in St Peter`s Basilica

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 00:48

Pope Francis went to confession on Friday in St Peter`s Basilica, leading by example in a Catholic Church initiative to get believers to admit their sins to a priest and do penance before Easter celebrations.

Obama to find ally on justice in first meeting with Pope Francis

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 06:43

Despite differences on moral issues, US President Barack Obama will find in Pope Francis a welcome ally on issues of poverty and social justice when they meet for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday.

Kenyan infant shot in church attack awaits surgery

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:30

A Kenyan infant boy shot in the head by gunmen who attacked a church on Sunday has been flown to the capital Nairobi to await surgery, doctors said Wednesday.

Death toll rise to six in Kenya church attack

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 14:15

Two people shot when attackers sprayed a Kenyan church with gunfire on Sunday have died of their wounds, taking the total killed in the attack to six, government officials said Monday.

Gunmen kill three in "terrorist" attack on Kenyan church

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 17:53

Two gunmen stormed a packed church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday and opened fire on worshippers, killing three people and wounding others, in what police called a terrorist attack.

BJP hits back at Church jab on Parrikar, Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:45

The BJP has hit back at a Church-backed organization that slammed its prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for misgovernance.

Poll campaign projected as Presidential contest in favour of one individual: Goa Church

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 01:35

The Goa Church on Tuesday took a dig at BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying the election campaign is tilted in favour of "one individual to make it look like the Presidential contest".

Demand for change in Goa poll date grows as CM, Church join in

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 22:52

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Church joined the growing chorus for seeking a change in April 17 Lok Sabha poll date in the state as it clashes with a Catholic article of faith, which is a day ahead of Good Friday.

Malaysians protest over church`s use of `Allah`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 15:26

Hundreds of Muslims today tried to storm the Justice Ministry building in the administrative capital of Putrajaya, a day after the Malaysia`s highest court postponed a decision on whether to hear the Catholic church`s bid to be allowed to use the Arabic word "Allah".