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Merger of Congregations
Together in Mission

Reunification of the congregations is one of the rarest happenings in the church. The Order of Our Lady of Charity, a Congregation founded by St. John Eudes in the seventeenth century in France (OLC) merged with the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (RGS) known as Sisters of the Good Shepherd, founded by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier in the nineteenth century in France. St. John Eudes was born in 1601. He entered the Oratory at the age of eighteen and as a priest went about preaching the word of God. During his ministry he came across women and girls who were exploited, neglected and deprived of their rights and dignity.....Read more

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Pilar religious new auxiliary bishop of Ranchi

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Father Theodore Mascarenhas, a Goan priest working in the Vatican, as the auxiliary bishop of Ranchi in Jharkhand state. Father Mascarenhas, 54, a member of Missionary Society of St Francis Xavier, popularly known as Pilar society, works at the pontifical council for culture as the head of the departments for Asia, Africa and Oceania.... Read more

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Jesuits to the rescue of starving tea estate workers

A Jesuit team is providing food and health care to the starving workers of an owner-abandoned tea plantation in India’s West Bengal state.Two people had died due to starvation at the end of last year in this tea plantation, which is one of the three plantations that were abandoned by its owners Red Bank group based in Kolkata...Read more

Rediscovering the Joy of Consecrated Life
Hyderabad: The AP CRI 45th Annual General Body Meeting was held on 12th July on the theme “Rediscovering the Joy of Consecrated Life” which was inspired by the Holy Father’s declaration of 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life......Read more

CRI Western Region prepares for "Year of Consecrated Life"

Fr Vincent MSFS presented the suggestions for the Consecrated Year as follows: 1) :Basic Counselling, 2) Leadership and 3) Alternate ministry for senior Sisters / Brothers /Fathers... Read more

CRI Seminar on Psycho-Sexual Integration

For the 130 women and men religious who attended the two-day seminar on Psycho-sexual integration on 5 – 6 July at St Joseph’s Wadala, it was truly a paisa-vasool experience! ......Read More
Former Visvabharati professor to head South Asian Jesuits
New Delhi: A Catholic priest, who taught philosophy at an international university started by Rabindranath Tagore for a decade, has been tasked to head more than 4,000 Jesuits in South Asia..... Read more
Fiftieth Jesuit University College in India inaugurated at Burdwan, W.B.

It is the fourth University college in West Bengal and 50th one by the Jesuits in India said Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy SJ, provincial of Calcutta province while Inaugurating the St. Xavier’s College, Burdwan on 11th July 2014.....Read more

National declaration on ‘urban governance and housing for all’
At the conclusion of the national conclave of ministers and workshop of secretaries on ”urban governance and ‘housing for all’: opportunities and challenges”, the following are the measures taken.... Read more
Andhra Chief Minister promises support to Churches

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has promised to the Church’s demand for reservation for Dalit Christians and look into several other demands from Christians of the southern Indian state....Read more

Vatican forms media committee to lead Church into digital age

Vatican City: The appointment of a committee to propose reforms for the Vatican media raises expectations for a substantial renewal of the Vatican media branch, bringing it ever more toward the digital era.....Read more

Pope Francis to visit Pentecostal church in Italy

Pope Francis will pay a brief “private visit” to the Italian church of a Pentecostal pastor he knew from Argentina. The visit to the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, about 130 miles south of Rome, “is under study and .... Read more
Nuns to distribute 75,000 Bibles for 75th jubilee

The Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul in the Philippines aims to distribute 75,000 copies of Bibles in poor communities by October this year in celebration of its 75th anniversary to promote a deeper understanding of Scripture,.... Read more

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