Bishop of Phulbani diocese under Church of North India (CNI) Bijay Kumar Nayak, on Friday appealed to the Christian believers to maintain peace, fraternity and brotherhood during observance of Christmas and the New year in the communally-sensitive Kandhamal district.
A southern Italian archbishop has proposed a 10-year moratorium on the naming of godfathers in a bid to stem the way mob bosses uses the "padrino" system to spread their influence and authority to the next generation.
A Pakistani court has sought help from the Bishop of Lahore on a petition challenging the century-old Christian Divorce Act which says that a Christian man can divorce his wife only on the grounds of adultery.
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves.