The suspended bishop of Jalandhar is also accused of abusing his dominant position. He could get life in prison. This is the first for the Indian Church that a prelate's name appears in formal charge sheet.
The threat of divisive ideologies promoted by Islamists hangs over the 17 April elections. Boycotting the vote is likely to favour the most conservative groups. Archbishop Suharyo mentions Catholic political legacy in the history of Indonesia.
Families with children in high school would save US$ 1,400 a year. Free high school education comes with a US$ 1.75 billion price tag, shared by the central government and regional offices. For expert, without clarity on costs, the plan will fail.
Eight ceremonies of scrutiny took place on the last three Sundays of Lent. The baptisms will involve mainly adults. For PIME regional superior, the new Catholics "will enhance the vitality of the local Church.”
At Mass in Santa Marts, Pope Francis compares the lives of many Christians to that of the Jewish people in the desert: "They could not stand the journey". It gave rise to complaints, dissatisfactions, negativity, attachment to failure. The "snake that had seduced Eve ... always bites in desolation".
The White House opens a new front of confrontation with Iran. Netanyahu welcomes the initiative. For Damascus it is a "medal of honor" on the chest of the Revolutionary Guards. Pentagon and CIA also express doubts about the decision. Rouhani: the United States the true "leader of global terrorism".
Shaukat Ali was made to kneel in the mud and punished with the consumption of pig meat, which his religion considers impure. The district goes to the vote on April 11th. In Assam the sale of beef is legal. President of the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party: "The lynching of an innocent elder is illegal all over India".
The ruling of the local High Court clears the path for eugenics and is causing a stir. The court will allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy if the life of the mother is at risk or if the fetus has malformations. The sisters of Mother Teresa welcome children rejected by their families because of their disabilities.
Polling stations opened this morning at 7am. Voting will end at 10 pm. The outgoing Prime Minister looking for a fifth mandate, an absolute record. The challenger Benny Gantz focuses on the desire for renewal. Advisor to the Palestinian Authority: "The Left does not exist today in Israel".
The none include three founders of Occupy Central: the academicians Chan Kin-man and Benny Tai, and the Baptist pastor Chu Yiu-ming. Welcomed and applauded by democratic groups that exhibited yellow umbrellas. Benny Tai: "We will persist on and do not give up."