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  • Sri Lankan churches shut a week after bombings

    Sri Lankan churches shut a week after bombings

    There, Buddhist monks joined Catholic priests for prayers in a show of solidarity with the Christian community.

    April 28, 2019
  • Bishop behind bars

    Bishop behind bars

    Even if that “action” is only temporary, the damage to the Catholic Church in India is permanent. At the very outset it must be acknowledged that Franco Mulakkal may be enlarged on bail, that there is a distance between arrest and conviction, yet the case of the former Bishop of Jalandhar has so many troublesome …

    September 24, 2018
  • Secular tightrope

    Secular tightrope

    It is rather unfortunate that many people learnt of the President’s bold decision not to host at taxpayer’s expense any religious function at Rashtrapati Bhawan ~ to further the nation’s secular character ~ only when it became public knowledge that there would be no iftar at the crest of Raisina Hill this Ramzan. True that …

    June 9, 2018
  • Rather reassuring

    Rather reassuring

    At a time when minority communities and their institutions feel they are under attack from the “lunatic fringe”, and there is an attempt at negative projection of any school/college which has a “Saint” prefix to its name, the President has sent out a signal that is reassuring. That he accepted an invitation to participate in …

    September 22, 2017
  • Pope Francis heads for Egypt as ‘pilgrim of peace’

    Pope Francis heads for Egypt as ‘pilgrim of peace’

    Pope Francis flies to Egypt on Friday for a visit aimed at fostering reconciliation with the Muslim world against the backdrop of recent jihadist attacks on the Middle East's biggest Christian community. The 80-year-old pontiff is due in Cairo around 14.00 local time (1200 GMT) and his 27 hours on Egyptian soil will include a …

    April 28, 2017