Goa Church crosses fingers over first Goan origin saint

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.

BJP hits back at Church jab on Parrikar, Modi

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

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".

Carnival has nothing to do with religion: Goa Church

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.

Goa church to drape `indecently` dressed visitors

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.

Goa Church backs `appointments` made by Cong govt

The Goa Church has appealed to the ruling coalition for not to deprive 230 candidates of employment on humanitarian grounds.

Goa`s grand old church to go green, shed asbestos

Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa`s most revered churches, will have an eco-friendly roof as ASI wanted visitors to have a "healthy" experience.

Goa church to install signboards for dress code

Basilica de Bom Jesus which contains the relics of St Francis Xavier, has decided to install sign-boards requesting visitors to wear decent clothes.

‘Churchill must apologise for remarks on priests’

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
"baseless".

Goa Church backs English as teaching medium

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.

Census: Goa Church appeals disabled to get enrolled

Goa Church has appealed disabled
people here to get themselves enrolled on the Census rolls
during the population enumeration exercise, which begins
nationwide from February 9.

Goa church censured for harbouring police-drug peddler nexus

Goa church has censured Congress-led Digamber Kamat government for harbouring police drug peddler nexus in the state.