Published: 10:34 am, February 26, 2014 Story By: mattersindia.com
Patna: A Catholic nun, who fought superstitions among Indian villages through spiritual retreats for nearly three decades, died Wednesday morning after a brief illness.Sister Xavier Valiakunnackal, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, was admitted with breathing problem at Holy Family Hospital Patna, Bihar, during the weekend. The end came around 2:15 am on Wednesday. She was 75. read more »
BHUBANESWAR: In a jolt to CBI, a trial court here on Wednesday acquitted Ghanashyam Mohanta and Ranjan Mohanta, whom the investigating agency had chargesheeted along with 16 others in the killing of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons in Keonjhar's Manoharpur village in 1999. read more »
by Nirmala Carvalho
A leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), an extremist Hindu organisation responsible for attacks against the country's ethnic, religious and social minorities, made the anti-conversion statement recently. The "VHP wants to intimidate and persecute Christians by raising the bogeyman of conversions to instil Hindutva ideas in in the population," Christian leader said.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "We must immediately stop conversions, or soon Hindus will be a minority in India," said Ashok Singhal, leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a fundamentalist group that has a history of attacking the country's ethnic, religious and social minorities. read more »
An 82-year-old activist, a carpenter and a Vietnam War vet got 45 years in prison for breaking into a secure nuclear weapons facility and splatter human blood on the uranium storage building. read more »
Dr. Sajan K. George, National President of the Global Council of Indian Christians and International President of Mother Teresa Children’s Foundation, was presented, with the first ever Mar Ostathios Puraskaram award of the Malankra Orthodox Syrian Church Mission Board, by H.H. BASELIOS MAR THOMAS POULOSE II, CATHOLICOS & MALANKARA METROPLITAN and President of the Mission Board, on Monday, 17-02-2014 at Mavelikara, Alappuzha District, Kerala, in the august presence of 10 Metropolitan Bishops, including a Bishop from North America, dozens of Cor-Episcopal Bishops and Priests from different parts of India. read more »