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Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say

May 23, 2015

Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say

The Catholic Church, whose doctrine teaches homosexuality is a sin, limited its 'No' campaigning to sermons to its remaining flock, a marked contrast with active public opposition to similar moves in France and elsewhere. #NewsTracker #Homosexuality #Same-sex marriage #Ireland #Catholic Church
Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns

May 17, 2015

Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns

Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalized its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine. #NewsTracker #Palestine #Catholic Church #nuns #Pope Francis #canonise
Vatican recognises Palestine as a state in new treaty

May 14, 2015

Vatican recognises Palestine as a state in new treaty

The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognises the State of Palestine, a move that gives legal weight to the Holy See's years-long recognition and that drew fast criticism from supporters of Israel. #NewsTracker #Israel #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #Vatican #Catholic Church #Holy See #Pope Francis
Religious freedom: USCIRF report hypocritical, Modi govt should treat it as a joke

May 01, 2015

Religious freedom: USCIRF report hypocritical, Modi govt should treat it as a joke

The USCIRF report on religious freedom in India (and the rest of the world) is yet another hypocritical document. It is a waste of US taxpayer's resources and should be treated as a joke #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Modi Govt #religious freedom #USCIRF #ghar wapsi #Church attacks #USCIRF report
No church was attacked in the city: Delhi Police tells Centre

Apr 30, 2015

No church was attacked in the city: Delhi Police tells Centre

Delhi Police has told the Union Home Ministry that no church in the city was attacked by any group and the recent incidents were of either theft, short circuit or stone-pelting after petty clashes that had nothing to do with the Christian community. #India #NewsTracker #Delhi Police #Crime #CCTV #church attack

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Religion by loudspeaker India's great cacophony

Dec 29, 2013

Religion by loudspeaker India's great cacophony

Festivals and other religious and community occasions are increasingly imposed on all those within earshot. And more people are forced into participating in this through the loudspeaker. #JustSaying #Music #temple #mosque #Church #Reliqion #Azan
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Mar 09, 2012

Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Cultural mixing, despite its Catholic image, has always been characteristic of Bandra. Now some Catholics in the queen of Mumbai's suburbs are beginning to resent that very fact. #InThisCorner #Bandra #Castella de Aguada #St. Andrew's Church #catholics