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Magsaysay to Dalit Christian Bezwada Wilson

By | July 30th, 2016|News, SR News|

Bezwada Wilson, a Dalit Christian from the southern Indian state of Karnataka, and a member of the Church of South India, was July 27 announced as one of the six recipients of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award. Ramon Magsaysay Award winner for 2016, Dr Bezwada Wilson as a 10-year old boy grew up listening to the [...]

Priest uses Minecraft to teach students about religion

By | July 22nd, 2016|Entertainment, News|

A Spanish priest has caught the attention of Microsoft executives after using Minecraft to teach his students about the Church. Daniel Pajuelo uses the game to teach his young pupils at a school in Madrid. They have used the programme to build a virtual Catholic church, and therefore learn about architecture and the way parishes [...]

3 important life lessons from ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

By | July 22nd, 2016|Entertainment, News|

Animated movies are a great medium to teach young kids some valuable life lessons, but the new film "The Secret Life of Pets" is just so hilarious that a father and son who saw the film laughed throughout the entire film and forgot to reflect on the lessons the movie wishes to impart. After doing [...]

‘Miracles’: New film explores extraordinary events in Christendom

By | July 22nd, 2016|Entertainment, News|

A new documentary simply titled "Miracles" tries to answer all the relevant questions regarding miracles, those extraordinary events of spiritual nature that have captivated people's attention for thousands of years. Produced by St. Anthony Communications, the 35-minute film on DVD explains "what miracles are, how people can know if they are real and true, and [...]

‘Garden of Eden’ named world heritage site

By | July 22nd, 2016|HG&C News, News|

A site thought by some to be the location of the Garden of Eden described in the biblical book of Genesis has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iraq's southern marshlands, the Ahwar of Southern Iraq, are "unique, as one of the world's largest inland delta systems, in an extremely hot and arid environment", [...]

Film festival on Mother Teresa

By | July 22nd, 2016|A&C News, News|

To mark the canonisation of Mother Teresa this September, a film festival focusing on her life and teachings will be held at over 100 locations in India and around 50 other countries. Organised by the World Catholic Association for Communication's India chapter, the Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF) will be kicked off from Kolkata [...]

Pope Francis blesses marriage of young deaf couple

By | July 20th, 2016|News, Pope-Culture News|

In a rare move, Pope Francis has blessed the marriage of a young deaf couple in the chapel of his private residence at the Vatican. Teodoro Pisciottani and Paulina Szczepanska, the daughter of a Vatican employee, were married on July 9 in the only wedding service conducted by Pope Francis at the Vatican's Domus Sanctae [...]

Church appraises India’s new child labour law

By | July 20th, 2016|News, SR News|

India’s Upper House on July 19 passed the Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill. It now completely bans the employment of children under 14 in all fields, except in family business.  The bill is expected to sail through the Lower House and be signed into law by the president. Church leaders and activists in [...]

Three Christians severely beaten by suspected religious extremists

By | July 18th, 2016|CP News, News|

Suspected religious extremists attacked three Christians in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on July 17. More than 50 suspected extremists attacked college student Umesh Patel, his father Sudhama Patel and their family friend Kiran Vishwakarma for practicing Christianity, according to sources. The attack occurred in Kamarud village, Damtari district after the student was questioned [...]

Church leaders condemn ‘cow vigilantes’ beating of Dalit youth

By | July 14th, 2016|News, SR News|

Church leaders have condemned the stripping and beating of four Dalit youths by Hindu vigilantes in India's western Gujarat state and have expressed concern over diminishing law and order in the country, reports UCANEWS. For details read UCANEWS Image Courtesy: A Hindu priest prayers near his cows that he brought to the site of a [...]