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MHA Restores FCRA Licence Of ‘Missionaries Of Charity’

Jan 08, 2022 PTI

MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) official said that with the restoration of the FCRA licence, the Kolkata-based famed organisation ‘Missionaries Of Charity’will be able to receive foreign funds, and can also spend the money lying in the banks.

Congress Leader P Chidambaram Targets Govt Over FCRA Registration Refusal

Dec 29, 2021 PTI

Congress leader P Chidambaram said ‘in the case of MoC, it reveals bias and prejudice against Christian charity work. After Muslims, Christians are the new target of the Hindutva brigade’.


Home Ministry Refused FCRA Renewal Application Of Missionaries Of Charity

The MHA said the application for the renewal of FCRA registration of MoC was refused on December 25 for not meeting the eligibility conditions under the FCRA 2010 and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR) 2011.

Christmas Celebrated In TN With Fervour And Piety

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Meanwhile, thousands of pilgrims from various parts of the country participated in special prayers at Vailankanni church in Nagapattinam district in connection with Christmas.


Karnataka: Rights Group Accuses Police Of Complicity In Growing ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Christians

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) questions the rationale behind the Karnataka government’s proposal for tabling the anti-conversion bill in the ongoing winter session.

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07 December, 2021

Right-Wing Activists Vandalise Missionary School In MP Alleging Conversion Of Students

Outlook Web Desk

Madhya Pradesh vandalism at school: The school in Vidisha district has denied charges of religious conversion. The church has called for an investigation to find out the truth.


03 December, 2021

‘Christian Missionaries More Dangerous Than Naxals’: BJP MP

Outlook Web Desk

BJP’s Raigarh MP Gomati Sai, while raising the issue of alleged religious conversion in Chhattisgarh said tribal people in the state were lured by Christian missionaries for conversion.


30 October, 2021

RSS, Catholic Bishops' Council Welcome PM Modi Meeting Pope Francis In Vatican

Outlook Web Desk

The RSS said PM Modi's meeting with Pope Francis was enhancing the prestige of the nation while KCBC said the PM’s decision to invite the pontiff to India was a historic one.


30 October, 2021

PM Modi Meets Pope Francis In Vatican, Invites Him To India

Seema Guha

Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and foreign minister S Jaishankar for the meeting with the Pope.


19 July, 2021

Kerala’s Clubhouse Debut: Emancipatory Voices And Literalist Charlatans

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.


05 March, 2021

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

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.


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11 January, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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.


19 December, 2020

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

PTI

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


23 November, 2020

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

Associated Press (AP)

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

PTI

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


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30 September, 2019

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

PTI

'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.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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