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Trump declares churches 'essential,' calls on them to reopen

May 23, 2020 4:30 pm

Following Trump's announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for communities of faith on how to safely reopen, including recommendations to limit the size of gatherings and consider holding services outdoors or in large, well-ventilated areas.

Annai Velankanni festival: All you need to know about the 11-day event

August 30, 2019 4:38 pm

The festival will be held for 11 days at Chennai and in Velankanni in Nagapattinam district.

Mumbai: Annual feast in May keeps alive legacy of Marol Church

May 21, 2019 1:55 am

According to local lore, some inhabitants of Marol were among the 500 people who were converted when the church at Kondivita was opened for public worship for the feast of St John the Baptist in 1579.

Sri Lanka blasts: Mysuru Muslim leader appeals to stand outside Church to offer solidarity with Christians

April 27, 2019 7:32 pm

President of JeIM, Mysore, Munawwar Pasha, said the appeal has been made to convey the message that the Muslims and other communities stand by the Christians at this hour of grief.

Around 300 priests sexually abused over 1000 children since the 1940s, says US grand jury report

August 15, 2018 2:39 pm

Top church officials have mostly been protected and many, including some named in the report, have been promoted, the grand jury said, concluding that "it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal."

Kerala High Court dismisses anticipatory bail pleas filed by 3 priests accused of rape

July 11, 2018 1:46 pm

The court observed that their arrests could not be stopped as prima facie there was evidence against them.

Passive euthanasia: Church says 'taking of innocent life is never a moral act'

March 12, 2018 1:52 pm

Days after the SC allowed passive euthanasia, the Church Monday said legalising the same would place the lives of vulnerable people at risk. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) said no one has the right to ask for this act of killing.

Kiran Bedi pitches for directory of churches to benefit tourists

December 23, 2017 7:16 pm

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi made the suggestion to Rev Fr Pitchaimuthu, the parish priest, as it would help the tourists to learn about the history and importance of the churches, a release from Raj Nivas.

Three acquitted in church desecration case

September 08, 2017 3:49 pm

According to the prosecution, on a complaint of priest Subhash Chand of Williwarsh Church, a case of rioting, promoting enmity between classes, destroying, damaging a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons was registered against 14 persons including Godara, Singh and Kumar, all residents of village Kaimari on March 13, 2015.

Kerala's Mar Thoma Syrian Church to conduct seminar for transgenders' welfare

July 25, 2017 4:29 pm

"We are organising this seminar as part of a social awareness programme to bring the transgender community to the forefront of the society," Fr Thomas Koshy Panachamoottil said. State Education Minister K K Shylaja will inaugurate the seminar.