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Christians - Church, Pope, Missionaries etc

Kerala’s Clubhouse Debut: Emancipatory Voices And Literalist Charlatans

Jul 19, 2021 Shajahan Madampat

The Club House debates, in general, throw up pictures of a Malayali society that is making giant strides towards a more emancipatory future. They also present its worse detractors – zealots of all hues.

OCI Cardholders Will Need Permission For Tabligh, Journalistic Activities: Centre Issues Fresh Guidelines

Mar 05, 2021 PTI

An official from the Union Home Ministry said these rules were part of the 'brochure' published by it in 2019 and were recently consolidated and notified.

Women Can Read At Mass, But Cannot Be Priests: Pope

Pope Francis has created a second commission of experts to study whether women could be deacons, after a first one failed to reach a consensus.

Goa Church Body Urges CM Pramod Sawant To Resolve Problem Of Beef Shortage

Dec 19, 2020 PTI

Cow slaughter is banned in the BJP-ruled Goa, but bulls and buffaloes are allowed to be slaughtered at certified abattoirs.

Stabbing At San Jose Church Leaves Two Dead, Multiple Injured In California

Police said there were no services taking place at the time of the stabbing, but that homeless individual had been brought to the church to get them out of the cold.

10 April, 2020

In A Test Of Faith, Christians Mark Good Friday In Isolation As Coronavirus Rages On

Associated Press (AP)

Churchgoers have been told to stay home and remember Jesus' suffering through family prayers, fasting and by watching masses and religious shows on TV or online.

26 November, 2019

Why Is There No Saint From North India?

R.V. Smith

Despite the importance of Delhi and Agra in the field of missionary work, none of the illustrious priests has been elevated to the rank of Cardinal

28 October, 2019

Expelled Kerala Nun Lucy Writes To Vatican, Wants To Present Case Before Pope


The nun dismissed charges levelled against her by the congregation, saying many of them were a 'deliberate attempt to paint her in bad light.'

30 September, 2019

Kerala Christian Girl Says She Fled To UAE For Love, Not To Join Terror Group


'I have found my true calling and have come to Abu Dhabi of my own free will. No one forced me. I am an adult citizen of India and can make my own decision,' 19-year-old Christian girl said.

23 August, 2019

UN Body Calls Out China, Pakistan For Persecuting Religious Minorities


Addressing the meeting, US Ambassador said religious freedom is essential for achieving peace and stability within nations and among nations.

07 August, 2019

Church Sacks Kerala Nun Sister Lucy Who Protested Against Rape-Accused Bishop Mulakkal

Outlook Web Bureau

Since the time she protested against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal has been receiving notices from the church on flimsy charges such as airing her opinion about the bishop on TV channels, owning a car and writing a book.


22 April, 2019

Four JD-S Members Among Indians Killed In Sri Lanka Blasts

Outlook Web Bureau

Two JDS leaders from Nelamangala near Bengaluru, identified as Hanumantarayappa KG and Rangappa M, confirmed dead in Sri Lanka.

21 April, 2019

Sri Lanka Blasts: 10 Days Before, Police Chief Had Warned Of Suicide Attack Threat

Outlook Web Bureau

At least 137 people were killed in six bomb blast attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday that attacked Churches on the eve of Easter

21 April, 2019

Eight Blasts In Sri Lanka, Over 215 Killed, 500 Injured; Govt Declares Curfew Across Country

Outlook Web Bureau

The first of the series of eight blasts in Sri Lanka were reported at St Anthony's church in Colombo, and St Sebastian's Church in Negombo just outside the capital.

16 April, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral: A Survivor Of Wars And Revolutions

Outlook Web Bureau

Construction on Notre Dame — French for "Our Lady" — began in the 12th century and continued for nearly 200 years.

01 February, 2019

When The Pope And The Grand Imam Embrace Each Other

Shajahan Madampat

In the history of the papacy, it is the first-ever visit by a Pope to the Arabian Peninsula, where Islam was born.

17 January, 2019

Kerala Nuns Who Protested Against Bishop Mulakkal Refuse To Obey Transfer Orders

Outlook Web Bureau

It was after these nuns joined the public protest at Kochi that the police succumbed to pressure from various quarters and decided to take strong action against the bishop.


25 December, 2018

Indonesia Tsunami: Sombre Christmas Eve At Church Near Disaster Site

Outlook Web Bureau

The death toll had climbed to 373 late Monday with more than 1,400 people injured and at least 128 missing after the tsunami slammed into western Java.

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Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.

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Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.

PTI Photo

A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.

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A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.

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Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.

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'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.


Love, Respect, Awe: Look At Her Like Shah Rukh Khan Looks At His Women

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.

Shrayana Bhattacharya
Love, Respect, Awe: Look At Her Like Shah Rukh Khan Looks At His Women


A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

Giridhar Jha
A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu