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VHP converts 58 persons to Hinduism on Christmas Day VHP on Christmas Day

By: Press Trust of India | Kottayam | Pos25, 2014 4:01 pm
On Christmas Day, around 58 persons, most of them belonging to chirstian families, embrace Hinduism at two temples in Kottayam district under the initiative of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
According to VHP District President, Balachandran Pillai, at least 42 members belonging to 20 families embraced Hinduism at the Puthiyakavu Devi temple in Ponkunnam. 16 others were converted in another function at the Thirunakara Sri Krishna Swamy temple in Thirunakara.

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Pope Francis to confer sainthood on two beatified candidates from Kerala at Vatican


Two beatified candidates from Kerala, Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.
In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala, Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.

With their canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn stage-by-stage process is known in Catholic parlance, the centuries-old Syro Malabar Church will have three Saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa, raised to the revered rank in 2008.

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Christians persecuted in Kasaragod,Kerala

Dear Brothers,

I, Johnson James, have reached Trikaripur, Kasaragod District, Kerala in 1999 as a preacher to serve our Almighty. Till 2003, I have conducted prayers in the rent houses where I and my family used to stay. As many local people came forward for prayers, in the middle of 2003 I have started conducting Sunday meetings at JC’s Hall, near Trikaripur bus stand.

In November 2012, few organizations approached panchayat saying that JC’s hall does not run with the consent of panchayat. Therefore, as per the directions of panchayat we approached District Collector. As per the instructions of District Collector, Panchayat Secretary attended our prayer meeting and thereafter there were no issues for a very long time.

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Bringing in children to Kerala Muslim run Orphanages: NHRC seeks detailed report

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has filed a case in the incident of transporting children of Eastern states to Palakkad. It has issued notices to the chief secretaries and directors-general of police of the governments of Jharkhand and Kerala, calling for a detailed reply within four weeks.

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