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Federico Fellini’s The Swindle, part of Berlinale Classics, brings to fore the filmmaker’s deeply Catholic concerns
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Federico Fellini’s The Swindle, part of Berlinale Classics, brings to fore the filmmaker’s deeply Catholic concerns

Fellini’s religious portrayals have always been criticised by a section of conservative Italian society, leading them to wonder if he is really a Catholic.

Exploitation, trauma and sexual anarchy: Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal and Jesme's stories shed light on a church engulfed in moral turmoil
Life

Exploitation, trauma and sexual anarchy: Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal and Jesme's stories shed light on a church engulfed in moral turmoil

Karthavinte Namathil (In the Name of Christ), the tell-all autobiography of Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal, has come out at a time when the church in Kerala is going through a phase of intense moral turmoil.

Fernando Meirelles on directing Netflix's The Two Popes, and why his next film is a timely reminder of climate change
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Fernando Meirelles on directing Netflix's The Two Popes, and why his next film is a timely reminder of climate change

Fernando Meirelles held a masterclass at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, where he was also feted with a Cinema in Excellence (International) Award.

Bangladesh Christian poet Henry Sawpon jailed over 'defamatory' writings against clergy and priests
India

Bangladesh Christian poet Henry Sawpon jailed over 'defamatory' writings against clergy and priests

Police in southern Bangladesh arrested a prominent poet Tuesday after he was accused of hurting the religious feelings of the country's minority Christian community, police said.

'Like a bombing': Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage as blaze leaves behind piles of rubble, charred debris
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'Like a bombing': Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage as blaze leaves behind piles of rubble, charred debris

After firefighters put out the last remnants of the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, daylight revealed piles of rubble and charred debris inside the 850-year-old monument

Vatican meet on sexual abuse: Summit to focus on child survivors, but leaving out women sufferers problematic
India

Vatican meet on sexual abuse: Summit to focus on child survivors, but leaving out women sufferers problematic

The approach of the Roman Catholic Church in India seems to be tokenism, making the right noises publicly, while attempting to silence and intimidate the faithful in private.

Vatican dismisses former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations
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Vatican dismisses former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

The Vatican has defrocked former United States cardinal Theodore McCarrick after a church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors

Delhi High Court dismisses plea asking for SIT or CBI investigations into sexual abuse in Catholic churches
India

Delhi High Court dismisses plea asking for SIT or CBI investigations into sexual abuse in Catholic churches

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Centre and Delhi government to order investigations by a special investigation team (SIT) or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the supervision of the court into incidents of sexual abuse of children and nuns allegedly by members of the Catholic clergy.

Could a helpline mend fences between LGBTQ Catholics and the Church? Wendell Rodricks hopes so
India

Could a helpline mend fences between LGBTQ Catholics and the Church? Wendell Rodricks hopes so

The helpline, conceptualised by Wendell Rodricks and Global Network of Rainbow Catholics will work towards bringing LGBTQ Catholics closer to the Church, and provide help and support not just to queer individuals but also their families and allies.

Pope Francis stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become Catholic priests
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Pope Francis stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become Catholic priests

The number of priests and nuns dropped sharply in 2016 in Europe — and the Americas to a lesser extent.

Ireland church-sex-abuse scandal: Pope Francis 'begs for God's forgiveness'; victims protest on streets of Dublin
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Ireland church-sex-abuse scandal: Pope Francis 'begs for God's forgiveness'; victims protest on streets of Dublin

Pope Francis "begged for God's forgiveness" on Sunday for multiple abuse scandals within the Irish church but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.

British toddler Alfie Evans, at centre of protracted legal battle, dies after life support withdrawn
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British toddler Alfie Evans, at centre of protracted legal battle, dies after life support withdrawn

Alfie Evans, the sick British toddler whose parents won support from Pope Francis during a protracted legal battle over his treatment, died early Saturday. He was 23 months old

Pakistani doctor whose selfie went viral with Pope Francis says his heart aches at treatment of minorities
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Pakistani doctor whose selfie went viral with Pope Francis says his heart aches at treatment of minorities

A Pakistani Christian whose selfie with the Pope has gone viral has spoken of his "heartache" at the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, and said the pontiff told him he was praying for peace.

Gay wedding cake case: Justice Anthony Kennedy could yet again be decisive vote in US Supreme Court decision on LGBT rights
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Gay wedding cake case: Justice Anthony Kennedy could yet again be decisive vote in US Supreme Court decision on LGBT rights

As the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the highly anticipated "gay wedding cake" case, all eyes are once again on Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Pope Francis ends Myanmar visit, heads to Bangladesh, as shadow of Rohingya crisis hangs overhead
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Pope Francis ends Myanmar visit, heads to Bangladesh, as shadow of Rohingya crisis hangs overhead

Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Myanmar before heading to neighbouring Bangladesh where the Muslim Rohingya refugee crisis was expected to take centre stage.

Cardinal George Pell sex abuse case: Over 50 witnesses could be called in hearing against adviser to Pope Francis
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Cardinal George Pell sex abuse case: Over 50 witnesses could be called in hearing against adviser to Pope Francis

Around 50 witnesses could be called to a hearing in March to determine if there is enough evidence for Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on sex abuse charges.

Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held Marawi city
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Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held Marawi city

Embattled Philippine troops struggling to drive Islamist militants from a southern city raised the national flag for Independence Day on Monday, in a tearful ceremony dedicated to the scores killed during the conflict.

Christians celebrate Easter in Kerala; liquor, non-veg dishes on menu marks end of 50-day Lent fast
India

Christians celebrate Easter in Kerala; liquor, non-veg dishes on menu marks end of 50-day Lent fast

As the Passion Week with prayers, penance and vegetarian food came to an end, most of the Christian households in Kerala started festivity with an early visit to the church to attend the Easter Sunday service and then to prepare scrumptious meals.

Turning India into a land only for Hindus goes against our nation, writes ex-FS Nirupama Rao
India

Turning India into a land only for Hindus goes against our nation, writes ex-FS Nirupama Rao

I am a Hindu by birth and by enduring faith. The house that I was born into that my grandfather built, had no special puja room — but the plaster of Paris statue of a flute playing Krishna, the Ravi Varma oleographs of a Lakshmi rising from a lotus with elephants trumpeting their joy at her presence, the veena-playing Saraswati, and our special deity Lord Guruvayurappan, with beautiful Kartikeya and his "vel"(spear) and his vehicle, the peacock made up the pantheon of our isthtadevatas.

Catholics in India are raising an unprecedented demand: Let nuns hear women's confessions
India

Catholics in India are raising an unprecedented demand: Let nuns hear women's confessions

They were demanding that the church allow nuns to hear confessions of women and minor girls — an unexpected demand that hasn’t been put forward in India before.