Tag: Vatican

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  • Russian President asks Italy to help restoring ties with EU, meets Pope

    Russian President asks Italy to help restoring ties with EU, meets Pope

    Putin said, "I hope Italy will explain to the EU the damage that has been caused by economic sanctions imposed by the EU and the U.S after he met Conte during his visit to Rome.

    July 5, 2019
  • Welcome, if limited

    Welcome, if limited

    In an Indian context, in which economic factors drive so many women to the convent at a young age, it would be proper for the CBCI to include them in the “vulnerable” section the new Vatican jurisprudence “recognises”.

    April 1, 2019
  • Satanic alibi

    Satanic alibi

    A communication on the outcome of the conference from the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, more comprehensive and authentic than media reportage, is awaited.

    February 26, 2019
  • China vs Christians

    China vs Christians

    This time, the outrageous has happened in Chengdu province where leaders and members of the Early Rain Covenant Church have been detained.

    December 14, 2018
  • Mount Abu: The Vatican of the east

    Mount Abu: The Vatican of the east

    Like the Doomsday Sects, the Brahmakumaris await the final catastrophe that would end the world of evil, emphatically pointing to the movement towards a general and total involvement of the countries of the world in a final conflagration, a third and last World War.

    November 15, 2018
  • Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

    Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

    Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit North Korea. The news of the invite was shared by South Korea on Tuesday, 9 October, at a press conference ahead of the visit of President Moon Jae-in to Vatican.

    October 9, 2018
  • Abdication’s price

    Abdication’s price

    The leadership of the Catholic Church in India could pay a heavy price for declining to take a lead and resolve the controversy over the now-arrested Bishop of Jalandhar before it erupted into street protests that have shaken to the core its cherished concepts of “discipline” and “obedience”. The argument that the law will take …

    October 2, 2018
  • 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
  • Kerala nun rape: Vatican likely to intervene; Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down

    Kerala nun rape: Vatican likely to intervene; Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down

    The nun who alleged rape by the Bishop had recently sought urgent intervention of the Vatican for justice and demanded the bishop's removal as head of the Jalandhar diocese.

    September 15, 2018
  • Vatican vacillates..

    Vatican vacillates..

    ..And the CBCI dithers. The sum total of that reluctance to face a challenge square-on erodes the credibility of the administration of the Catholic Church in India which could actually impact the reputation of the religion itself. Particularly since cracking down on sexual abuse is not a strong point of Pope Francis’ leadership. The Kerala …

    September 13, 2018
  • Pope Francis says divorce has become fashionable

    Pope Francis says divorce has become fashionable

    Francis also stressed the importance of communicating through the generations and the role of grandparents in consolidating family ties and the transmission of faith.

    August 30, 2018
  • Pope Francis silent on claim he ignored sexual abuse

    Pope Francis silent on claim he ignored sexual abuse

    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to the US, says he had told Francis of allegations against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013, but rather than punish McCarrick, who was forced to resign last month, Francis lifted sanctions imposed on him by his predecessor pope Benedict XVI

    August 28, 2018
  • Sexual abuse accusations criminal, morally reprehensible: Vatican

    Sexual abuse accusations criminal, morally reprehensible: Vatican

    Pope Francis had been under increasing pressure to address a rapidly escalating sexual abuse crisis that has spread across several continents.

    August 17, 2018
  • Papal Clemency

    Papal Clemency

    It is a watershed development in the history of the Catholic church. Pope Francis has signalled a profound change in the traditional teachings of the Vatican. The death penalty, the Pope announced last Thursday, is “inadmissible” and the Catholic church would work for its abolition across the world. The risk that the Vatican might ruffle …

    August 5, 2018
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup | Argentine pope consoles Brazil football fans after exit

    2018 FIFA World Cup | Argentine pope consoles Brazil football fans after exit

    Francis often meets with visiting national soccer teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value of sports particularly for young people.

    July 9, 2018
  • Rescued Indian priest thanks Modi government

    Rescued Indian priest thanks Modi government

    Father Tom Uzhannalil, the Indian Catholic priest hailing from Kerala who was abducted by terrorists in Yemen, expressed his thanks to the Narendra Modi government for its concern to secure his release. “I am thankful to the President (Ram Nath Kovind) and the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and all the ministers concerned whoever has (expressed) …

    September 16, 2017
  • Rescued Kerala Catholic priest reaches Vatican

    Rescued Kerala Catholic priest reaches Vatican

    Kerala Catholic priest Father Tom Uzhunnallil, rescued from Islamic State terrorists who had abducted him in Yemen in March last year, has reached the Vatican, a Church spokesperson said on Wednesday. Uzhunnallil, kidnapped from a care home in Aden, was brought to Muscat on Tuesday after 18 months in captivity. Speaking to the media, Father …

    September 13, 2017