The Pala Diocese, under the prominent Syro-Malabar Church, came out with an explanation that the bishop did not intend to hurt anyone and his remarks were not against any particular community
The pastor was himself once an illegal migrant, involved in drug trafficking and crime, and had spent time in prison. Now, with his Bible study centre empty due to COVID-19, he found he could not say no.
Reading JK Rowling’s tweets through the prism of Polish filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska’s In the Name Of
Along with commenting on JK Rowling's 'transphobic tweets', watching Polish gay drama In The Name Of on MUBI India may give one a better perspective.
Karthaavinte Namathil: Protestors in Kerala shut down bookstall selling Sister Lucy's autobiography; 11 arrested, released on bail
Sr Lucy's autobiography Karthaavinte Namathil stresses on several instances wherein nuns are sexually exploited or assaulted in churches and seminaries by senior priests.
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
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.
Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting six boys since December 2018, charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Acts
A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys' home here, police said
Born in Venice in 1646, Piscopia went on to learn several languages, subjects and many musical instruments such as the harpsichord, clavichord, harp and violin.
New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."
Kerala govt buries proposed bill to ensure fair administration of Church properties after pressure from protest groups
The commission, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice KT Thomas, was given the task in light of disputes in various denominations of the church.
As Vatican summit on sexual abuse yields few concrete measures, Kerala's survivors face anxious future
The papal conclave ended with vague promises of concrete measures and special programmes. For the survivors in Kerala, this means nothing — except a continuation of their trauma and uncertainties.
Kerala rape case: Sister Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sexual abuse is rampant in Church
Religious women, priests and laymen who supported a nun after she filed a police complaint of rape against Franco Mulakkal are being targeted in Kerala.
The Vatican has defrocked former United States cardinal Theodore McCarrick after a church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors
The first place of public worship for the followers of the Anglican Church came up on Christmas day, 300 years ago, in the form of St Thomas’ Church.
The silence of the church organisations at a time when the BJP has become part of ruling dispensations in six of the seven northeastern states has drawn multiple interpretations.
Pope Francis blames Satan for sexual assault allegations haunting Church, seeks angel's help against 'wickedness and snares of devil'
Since he was elected in 2013, Francis has made clear that he believes the devil to be real. In a document in April on holiness in the modern world, Francis mentioned the devil more than a dozen times.
Kerala nun rape case: The Church is patriarchal, men are fully protected, says ex-World Church Council member
Even if the Churches in India don't hold Franco Mulakkal responsible, he is accountable to the Vatican. The Pope is watching, says Dr. Aruna Gnanadason.
Day after expelling Sister Lucy from duties, Kerala church withdraws disciplinary action for participating in nuns' protest
The Kerala church had claimed that Sister Lucy's "statements on social media and other platforms are not in line with her religious duties", and that “her behavior is affecting those who believe in the Church".
Clean the Church: You're sinner if you talk, tolerating 'it' will take you closer to God; what they want you to believe
Different rules and moralities apply to clergy and lay people. Or at least that’s how many Churches want it. You are a sinner only if you talk about it. If you don’t, the abuse might lead you closer to God, or so they’d have young impressionable minds think.
Kerala nun rape case: CPM says protest seeking arrest of bishop Franco 'politically motivated' to tarnish Left govt
CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Thursday termed the protest seeking arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal by the five nuns as ‘politically motivated’ and ‘designed to tarnish the image of the Kerala government’