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Italy overrules Church, approves same-sex civil unions

May 12, 2016

Italy overrules Church, approves same-sex civil unions

Italy on 11 May joined the rest of the Western world in extending legal recognition to same-sex relationships with parliament overwhelmingly backing gay civil unions after a long battle to overcome opposition led by the Catholic church. #NewsTracker #Marriage #Italy #Adoption #LGBT rights #Catholic Church #Same-sex union
After 38-year-long struggle, 90-year-old Spanish priest finally gets Indian citizenship

Apr 22, 2016

After 38-year-long struggle, 90-year-old Spanish priest finally gets Indian citizenship

A 90-year-old Spanish Jesuit priest finally had his long-cherished wish of becoming an Indian citizen fulfilled, after a 38-year-long struggle. #NewsTracker #Catholic Church #Spanish priest #Gussi Frederick Sopena
French PM urges cardinal to take responsibility in abuse scandal; Vatican backs cardinal despite fresh attacks

Mar 15, 2016

French PM urges cardinal to take responsibility in abuse scandal; Vatican backs cardinal despite fresh attacks

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, urged a cardinal who was accused of covering up the sexual abuse of young boys by a priest, to "take responsibility". The case has deeply embarrassed the French Church. #France #TheySaidIt #Vatican #Sexual abuse #Catholic Church #priests #cardinal #Manuel Valls #Spotlight #French Prime Minister
There is a narrow interpretation of nationalism, growing fundamentalism: Church in India

Mar 10, 2016

There is a narrow interpretation of nationalism, growing fundamentalism: Church in India

The 32nd plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) concluded in Bengaluru on Wednesday and the theme was ‘Response of the Church in India to present day challenges’. #TheySaidIt #Bengaluru #communalism #Catholic Church #Raipur #Church #Saffronisation #CBCI #Church in India #Cardinal Baselios Cleemis
Nuns killed in Yemen are martyrs who gave their blood for the Church, says Pope Francis

Mar 06, 2016

Nuns killed in Yemen are martyrs who gave their blood for the Church, says Pope Francis

The four nuns were among 16 people killed Friday by gunmen who stormed a retirement home run by a charity established by Mother Teresa in Yemen. #NewsTracker #Yemen #Catholic Church #Pope Francis
How Oscar-nominee 'Spotlight' holds up a mirror to the shameful behaviour of the India media

Feb 20, 2016

How Oscar-nominee 'Spotlight' holds up a mirror to the shameful behaviour of the India media

Spotlight is a must-watch for people in the media, as well as people who consume the media, because it reaffirms a belief in the ideals of journalism. #Nagaland #Kashmir #Indian media #Journalism #Fourth estate #Pope #Paedophilia #Catholic Church #Oscar nominee #Spotlight
Now Pope Francis says priests can grant absolution for women who have abortions

Sep 02, 2015

Now Pope Francis says priests can grant absolution for women who have abortions

Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness. #TheySaidIt #Vatican #Catholic Church #Abortion #Pope Francis
Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have abortions

Sep 01, 2015

Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have abortions

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee Year overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Vatican #Pope #Catholic Church #Abortion #priests #Pope Francis #Jubilee year
English or Konkani in schools? RSS threatens to take battle to Goa church

Aug 07, 2015

English or Konkani in schools? RSS threatens to take battle to Goa church

The RSS and Goa’s influential Roman Catholic Church are headed for a collision over whether English or regional languages like Marathi or Konkani should be backed as a medium of instruction for primary school students. #NewsTracker #Goa #English #Konkani #Schools #Catholic Church #Marathi