The Latin rite Catholics in Kerala are planning a rally in state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Feb. 28 to highlight issues affecting the community, leaders said.Some 100,000 people are expected for the "Latheen Samudaya Maha Sangamom," which is organized under the aegis of the Kerala Region Latin Catholic Council (KRLCC), the Trivandrum Latin Archdiocese officials said.
Today(Friday) morning 6.15 . Sr. Mersina from sisters of Sacred Bhavan(Pratheeksha Bhavan) was accosted by a biker while she was on her way to attend holy Mass ,in the cover of darkness.The bike bound attacker abused and dragged the nun for a distance and after a while she collapsed and fell on the road.
Hearing, loud cries of the nun other sisters and bystanders came to her rescue.
Kottappuram Bishop Dr. joseph Karikasseri and memebers of Christian organisations visited the injured nun
“Palayur is one of the oldest Christian centers in India. It can claim to have had continuous Christian presence for 2,000 years,” says the 75-year-old professor emeritus
Published: 7:15 pm, January 1, 2014 Story By: Jose Kavi
Palayur: Omana Pulikoottil is certain of one thing: No matter what, she will never leave Palayur, her sleepy village in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
After all, Palayur is closely associated with a saint she believes has seen her through the trials and hardships of life. She credits St. Thomas the Apostle with helping her not only to rear her two sons, but also to look after her late husband’s ailing parents, especially in the 24 years since he died of kidney failure.