Last Update: 25th April 2015
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Global efforts required to tackle trafficking issue

A top ranking UK anti-slavery commissioner has exhorted the global community to make a sincere commitment to eradicate trafficking. The sustainable development goals being drafted for the close of 2015 “need to be clearer about modern slavery and human trafficking,” says Kevin Hyland, the United Kingdom’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.These goals, he said need to be much stronger in their emphasis that every form of slavery and trafficking is “an issue that needs to be globally responded to.”With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ...... Read more

Vatican Ends Investigation of U.S. Nuns’ Group

The Vatican has announced the conclusion of a controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns.It has abruptly ended the takeover of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious group of America two years earlier than expected.With the impending visit of Pope Francis to the United States this fall, the Vatican and the American bishops...... Read more

Holy Father offers heartfelt spiritual solidarity

Pope Francis has express “profound sorrow” over the killings of innocent Christians by ISIS in Libya and offered his “heartfelt spiritual solidarity” to the patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church. The Pope made his comments in a message of support to Abuna Matthias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, following ISIS killings of 30 Ethiopian Christians....... Read more


Major Superiors join together to deliberate and to celebrate the joy of religious life.

More than 600 are expected to take part in the Triennial Assembly of Major Superiors of Religious of India , to be held at Dharmaram College, Bangalore from May 1st to fourth.The Assembly will have sessions organized around the theme of the Year of Consecrated Life, namely ...... Read more


Armenian genocide centenary observed in Kolkata

At least 100 members of the Armenian community in Kolkata participated in a special prayer on April 24 in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.The genocide refers to the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands ........ Read more

Christ devotees surprise traditional Christians at Easter

Varanasi: Some 15,000 Khrist Bhakta (devotees of Christ) surprised traditional Catholics with their enthusiasm and piety at the Easter programs held in an ashram in Varanasi, northern India.“My faith is challenged by the sight ...... Read more

Indian Jesuit to lead Pontifical Oriental Institute

Rome: An Indian Jesuit is among three priests appointed to lead the Pontifical Oriental Institute for an interim period after an unprecedented shakeup.Jesuit superior general Father Adolfo Nicolás Pachón appointed Father Sunny Thomas.... Read more


Armenian Church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

The Armenian Church has conferred sainthood on some 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces a century ago.The ceremony perhaps the biggest canonisation service in history was held April 23.A day ahead of the centenary ....... Read more

Pope Francis prays for boat collapse victims

Pope Francis has called on the international community to act "decisively and promptly" to prevent tragedies like the feared death of some 700 migrants in a boat capsize off the Libyan coast on April 19.
Only 28 survivors ...... Read more

Booster dose from Papa Francis to ailing seminarian

Salvatore Mellone is sporting the biggest smile in Italy despite battling an incurable disease. He had more than one reason to smile. Mellone was going to be ordained priest and the Holy Father has sought his first blessing for himself........ Read more

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