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Catholic Church


After Vizhinjam, Kerala’s Catholic Church finds another battleground

December 19, 2022 1:18 pm

The church has come out in support of farmers who fear losing their livelihoods if the government creates a buffer zone outside protected forests

Explained: Tension between Nicaragua and the Catholic Church

August 16, 2022 12:44 pm

Nicaragua is predominantly Catholic, and the church was close to the Somozas from the 1930s until the 1970s, when it distanced itself from politics after many abuses were attributed to the dictatorship.

Explained: Why did Pope Francis apologise to Indigenous people of Canada?

April 05, 2022 11:24 am

The pope was speaking at the Apostolic Palace in front of an audience consisting of delegates from Canada’s three largest Indigenous groups – the Metis, Inuit and First Nations communities – who had come to Rome to seek an apology.

Canada's indigenous peoples seek papal apology at Vatican for residential schools

March 27, 2022 9:22 pm

More than 30 indigenous elders, residential schools survivors and young people will meet him several times at the Vatican between Monday and Friday in what Canada's Catholic Church has called a process of healing and reconciliation.

#ItalyChurchToo: Abuse survivors demand Italy church inquiry

February 15, 2022 9:51 pm

The church's influence has resulted in a reluctance by prosecutors to investigate clergy abuse cases, a refusal by lawmakers to back parliamentary inquiries and disinterest by the Italian public, organisers of the #ItalyChurchToo campaign said.

Sexual abuse revelations accelerate sense of a French church in retreat

October 09, 2021 3:04 pm

The decline of Catholicism and a Catholic-centric French identity is a major divisive issue running through French society.

French Church and state at odds over sex abuse confessions

October 07, 2021 9:20 pm

Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort shocked some people in France when he told France-Info radio Wednesday that “the secrets of confession are stronger than the laws of the republic.”

Probe: Catholic Church in France had 3,000 child abusers

October 04, 2021 10:47 pm

The independent commission's president said 22 cases have been forwarded to prosecutors for alleged crimes that can still be pursued.

Kerala Catholic Church’s claim of a ‘narcotics jihad’ can unsettle communal peace

September 14, 2021 10:26 am

The Catholic Church has an illustrious history of public service and contribution to the making of a secular Kerala. Hopefully, the current “jihad” campaign is a temporary aberration, which the clergy will step back from immediately.

Kerala: Catholic Church diocese announces welfare scheme for families with more than 5 kids

July 26, 2021 10:13 pm

Under the scheme, presented by the Family Apostolate of the Pala diocese of the Church, monthly assistance of Rs 1500 is promised for couples married after the year 2000 and having five or more children.


Easter 2022: What celebrations looked like in parts of the country

April 17, 2022 7:29 pm

Devotees gathered in large numbers to pray and remember Jesus Christ on this Holy Day. The churches came alive with hymns and prayers. Take a look at this gallery.