It is a shocking surprise that Father Jim Borst, the only Mill Hill Missionary serving in the Kashmir Valley been served a notice by the Foreigners Registration Officer, Kashmir to quit India by July 2010—the State of Jammu and Kashmir, to be precise, where he has been living since September 1963. It is not only disturbing but consternating too, that the Government which is tooth and nail opposed to the Hindutava and other fundamentalist elements has succumbed to the pressure of some fundamentalist and fanatic groups to show the venerable and highly adored Catholic Missionary the way out, lending support to the theories built by those in the opposition that there is a yawning gap between the theory and the practice of the government run by the coalition of the Indian National Congress party and the Regional National Conference party supported by certain independents.
* Lutheran Church observes 'Mission Thanksgiving day'
Nagapattinam (TN),Jul9- The Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church (TELC) observed the 'Mission Thanksgiving Day' at Tarangambadi near here today to commemorate the visit of Bartholomeus Ziegenbalg, the first Protestant Missionary, to India.
The collector of Trivandrum has ordered the closures of a church , which was established about 4 years back. The Collector’s order is based on the complaint received from the neighbours. The order says that the church is unauthorised and hence it should be shut down. Please pray for the pastor and believers.
Kochi: I have forgiven those who chopped off my hand, Prof. T.J. Joseph, who is undergoing treatment at a private hospital here told Manorama News.
"I had used a selection from the textbook prescribed by the university," he said. The allegation that that it contains insult to a religion is only a misunderstanding, he said.
Joseph said when the controversy broke out there was no one to help him, the professor said. Since I was in jail, I was unable to remove it myself and that is what led to the incident, he said.