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Ernakulam archbishop ‘decides to step down’ after visit by Vatican representative

July 26, 2022 4:17 pm

Sources said a formal announcement will come only after the Vatican consents. Archbishop Antony Kariyil has been leading a revolt in the archdiocese against Cardinal George Alencherry over implementing a uniform method of offering the Mass.

Archbishops of Goa and Hyderabad chosen as cardinals by Pope Francis

May 29, 2022 9:59 pm

Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrão, who is also president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India, and Archbishop of Hyderabad Anthony Poola were among the 21 cardinals named in the Vatican City on Sunday.

Letting the Archbishop Write

June 13, 2018 9:27 am

The very essence of an open, democratic society is that different groups are allowed to agitate their concerns and demands before the relevant authorities. This is what the democratic ethos is all about.

Involvement of the Catholic Church in politics in India — a short history

June 13, 2018 12:58 am

Catholic bishops have from time to time issued guidance and advice that seemingly crossed the church-state line.

Nobody should issue 'fatwas and farmaans': Naqvi on Goa Archbishop's letter

June 05, 2018 9:33 pm

Achbishop of Goa and Daman Father Filipe Neri Ferrao, in a letter on Sunday addressed to Christians in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, had said, "Today, our Constitution is in danger (and that is) the reason why most of the people are living in insecurity."

Now, Goa church plays down 'Constitution in danger' remark

June 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Secretary to the Bishop Father Joaquim Loiola Pereira told reporters here that the main theme of the pastoral letter was poverty and that reference to the Constitution being in danger was only a peripheral issue.

Indian Constitution in danger, writes Goa’s Archbishop

June 05, 2018 7:15 am

Goa’s Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said, “In recent times we see a new trend emerging in our country which demands uniformity in what and how we eat, dress, live and even worship, a kind of monoculturalism.”

Goa archbishop: Constitution in danger, human rights being trampled in name of development

June 04, 2018 8:43 pm

Ferrao further said minorities feared for their safety while development was being used as a ruse to uproot people from their land. "The various minorities fear for their safety. People are being uprooted from their land and homes in the name of development," he said.

Reading the letter

May 25, 2018 12:04 am

The church has a right to speak. Political players can join the argument, or contest it, if they wish to.

Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah criticise Delhi Archbishop for 2019 poll remark

May 23, 2018 7:03 am

Criticising Couto, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said there was “no discrimination against anyone”, while BJP president Amit Shah said “polarising people in the name of religion” was “not appropriate”.