President Obama announced on "religious freedom" ambassador position a controversial person

For 9 months, this position has remained vacant until Obama finally announced that Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism was chosen for the position of ambassador at large for international religious freedom, subject to Senate confirmation.  read more »

Everything's Right in Goa: Hardline Hindutva on rise in India's party capital

by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Jul 29,

Panaji: Traditionally, it’s slumber season here. But this monsoon, Goa, especially its politicians are uncharacteristically busy.  read more »

Kandhamal girls rescued from Mumbai bondage

Kandhamal girls rescued from Mumbai bondage
The nuns learnt that these girls were not allowed to come out of the company as their agent has taken their salary and escaped.  read more »

Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop

Canon Andrew White is appealing for help after an Isis deadline for Christians to convert, pay or face death expired

The vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq has warned the end for Christians in the country appears “very near” as he appealed for help after a deadline set by Islamic militants to convert or be killed expired.
Canon Andrew White, dubbed "the bishop of Baghdad" for his work at St George's church in the capital, spoke after the ultimatum handed to Christians in the northern city of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq Levant (Isis) to convert, pay a tax or be put to death passed last week.  read more »

Pope meets Meriam, thanks her for her courageous witness of faith

Today at Domus Sanctae Marthae, Francis received the Sudanese woman, jailed in recent months for her faith, together with her husband and two sons. "Francis wanted to express his closeness, concern and prayers for all those who suffer for their faith," said Father Lombardi.  read more »

Miraculous cross” church robbed in Goa

Published: 2:09 pm, July 26, 2014

Bambolim: Thieves have robbed a shrine of a “miraculous cross” built on a national highway decades ago to prevent accidents and robberies.

The Herald Newspaper reported the thieves broke into the Holy Cross Bambolim shrine early morning on Thursday and took away valuables.

According to shrine in charge Fr Albano Fernandes, the thieves took away 12 gold chains from the statue of Blessed Mother, two rings and 60,000 rupees.  read more »

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