Cardinal of Mumbai “anguished” after train station stampede leaves 22 dead

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Bombay, said he was "anguished and deeply pained" after a stampede at a Mumbai train station left 22 people dead, and over 30 others seriously injured. Over 3,000 people die in accidents on the Mumbai rail network every year.
MUMBAI, INDIA - At least 22 people died during a Friday morning stampede at a train station in Mumbai, after a crowd surged on a narrow overpass. Thirty others were seriously injured in the incident.
Heavy rains caused more people than usual to be on the overpass between Elphinstone and Parel stations, and was probably a contributing factor when a few people slipped, aggravating the crowd surge.


Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

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As part of the family empire, I lived a life of luxury. Then doubts began to surface.

Almost 15 years ago, on a shoreline outside of Athens, Greece, I stood confident in my relationship with the Lord and my ministry trajectory. I was traveling the world on a private Gulfstream jet doing “gospel” ministry and enjoying every luxury money could buy. After a comfortable flight and my favorite meal (lasagna) made by our personal chef, we prepared for a ministry trip by resting at The Grand Resort: Lagonissi. Boasting my very own ocean-view villa, complete with private pool and over 2,000 square feet of living space, I perched on the rocks above the water’s edge and rejoiced in the life I was living. After all, I was serving Jesus Christ and living the abundant life he promised.


Thousands protest jailing of Christians in Jharkhand

New Delhi:
Some 5,000 Christians marched silently through India's Jharkhand state demanding the release of six Christians jailed last week on complaints of offering money to villagers to attract them to Christianity.

The Sept. 25 ecumenical "silent protest" was organized after a local court on Sept. 21 rejected the bail application of six Pentecostals, who were arrested Sept. 15 from Tukupani village in Simdega district.