Goa Church has its fingers crossed over reports in the international media which suggest that Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th century Catholic priest of Goan origin, could be canonised as Sri Lanka's first saint and Goa's first too.
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".
While the opposition parties have criticised Goa government`s decision to convene the Assembly session during the annual carnival, the spokesperson of Goa Church today said the event had nothing to do with Catholic faith.
The "indecently" dressed visitors to the 16th century Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, a must-do on most tourists` itineraries, will now be offered shawls to cover themselves up before they enter the shrine.
In more trouble for former Goa
Congress minister Churchill Alemao, after his remarks against
Catholic priests here, a church-backed front has demanded a
public apology for the same, and termed his allegations as
The Goa Church, which runs more than 100 educational institutions in the state, has backed English as a medium of instruction while supporters of regional languages plan to stage a mammoth rally against it.