Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicCatholic Church

Topic: Catholic Church

For BJP, Modi-Pope meet a route to Christian votes. But Francis’ gift has the real message

Pope Francis is aware of the prevailing xenophobia in India. And so he conveyed his message to Modi through a parable. One hopes the true papal message is understood.

Taiwan being trampled under China’s foot, and UK pays tribute to murdered MP David Amess

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Stop blaming Jesuits for violence, insurgency without evidence. Indian Catholics aren’t divisive

For Jaithirth Rao, the Indian State and Hindu society are synonymous. He seems unable or unwilling to envision a pluralistic polity enshrined in our Constitution.

Hundreds more graves of indigenous children found in Canada, at another residential school now

Last month, the remains of 215 children were found in a former Kamloops residential school in British Columbia.

‘They’re taking our girls to ISIS’: How Church is now driving ‘love jihad’ narrative in Kerala

Syro-Malabar Church had in 2020 released a strong statement, claiming Christian women were becoming victims of ‘love jihad’. This is now resonating with a section of its parishioners.

Kerala Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in prison in 1992 Sister Abhaya murder case

Special CBI Judge K Sanal Kumar pronounced the sentence against the two accused, Father Kottoor and Sister Sephy, and imposed a fine of Rs five lakh each.

How the case of Kerala Catholic nun Sister Abhaya turned from suicide to murder in 28 yrs

Body of Sister Abhaya was found in a well in Kottayam in March 1992. After several changes in investigating teams and many years later, CBI court Tuesday convicted 2 of murder.

Rare punishment for Bhopal priest — Pope dismisses him for disobedience, abuse of power

Fr Anand Muttungal claims he has received no communication from Vatican, and church authorities are running a campaign against him.

Lesbian & gay couples are children of God, says Pope Francis in support of same-sex marriage

Pope Francis' support for civil union laws is a departure from the position of his predecessors, and will revive the debate on sexual morals within the Catholic Church.

Open to probe, says Bengaluru Archbishop of charges church trust misappropriated Rs 300 cr

Retired Karnataka HC judge, Justice Michael Saldanha, says he has written to ED demanding a probe into Asha Trust that belongs to the archdiocese, and adds there is evidence of corruption.

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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