Unidentified men attack Bengaluru church

India(Karnataka):A group of unidentified men barged into the church Thursday midnight and ransacked it.

Miscreants attacked and defiled a church in Pillanna Garden in Bengaluru yesterday night, leading to tension in parts of the city.

According to the police, a group of unidentified men barged into the church Thursday midnight and ransacked it.

Church authorities have lodged a police complaint with KG Halli police station and have sought protection.

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Serving Bishop to donate kidney to Hindu man

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Kottayam, May 27 (PTI) In a noble gesture, a Catholic Bishop in Kerala has decided to donate one of his kidneys to save the life of a 30-year-old Hindu man, who is suffering from the organ failure.
Auxiliary Bishop of Pala Diocese Jacob Murickan today appeared before an authorisation committee of Kottayam Government Medical College to complete all legal formalities with regard to donating one of his kidneys to E Sooraj.
"This is perhaps for the first time in the history, a serving Bishop is donating one of his kidneys to save a valuable life," said Kidney Federation Chairman Father Davis Chiramal.
Chiramal, who had earlier donated his kidney to an ailing person in Kerala, said the organ transplantation surgery will be performed at Lakeshore Hospital, Ernakulam, on June 1.
"Sooraj belongs to a very poor family. He is the sole bread winner of his family comprising his mother and wife", Chiramal said.He had lost his father four years ago. Later, his brother died of heart attack.

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Freedom of religion among Myanmar’s ‘biggest challenges’

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Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Myanmar's first Catholic Cardinal, at the UK Parliament in London, 25 May, 2016.

Myanmar’s first ever Catholic Cardinal has said protecting freedom of religion or belief for all is among the “biggest challenges” facing his country as it adapts to life after 50 years of “brutal” military rule.
“We desperately need to work to defend rights without discrimination, to establish equal rights for all people in Myanmar, of every ethnicity and religion,” said Cardinal Charles Maung Bo during an address at the UK Parliament in London yesterday (25 May).

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Elderly Christian woman stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob

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The 300-strong mob of Muslim men in rural Egypt also burned down seven homes belonging to Orthodox Coptic families, over rumours of an affair between a local Christian man and a Muslim woman
A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim men in a village in southern Egypt.
The mob also burned down seven homes belonging to Christian families, according to an unusually outspoken statement issued by the local Orthodox Coptic church, after rumours circulated in the village that a Christian man was having a relationship with a Muslim woman.

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