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Central Java: statue of the Virgin decapitated
The act of vandalism occurred last night in Sendag Prawito (Semarang Archdiocese), in a small chapel devoted to Our Lady. A cross was also stolen and some religious objects were destroyed. The archbishop demands Christians be protected during the Christmas period.
23/07/2008 SRI LANKA
Bombings intensify, "Our Lady of Madhu" moved
Fighting and bombings in the area have required the statue of the Virgin Mary to be moved to the bishop's residence. The intensification of the conflict is forcing tens of thousands of refugees to live under the trees and in the jungle.
20/02/2017 10:43:00 INDIA
Mumbai, a statue of the Virgin Mary vandalized and decapitated
The statue was installed in a grotto along a road in suburban Kurla. CCTV video recorded the act done by three strangers. Christian leaders pray for peace between the communities, on the eve of the municipal elections to be held tomorrow.
22/02/2016 19:38:00 SRI LANKA
For Card Ranjith, the greatest gift received is the blessed Mother of Lourdes (video)
The archbishop of Colombo led the ceremony celebrating the centennial of the first church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes in the country. Since 1948, the Virgin protects the country as Our Lady of Lanka. About 3,000 people attended the Mass and the procession with Our Lady’s statue. Pope Francis sent a message.
Mary's Assumption and India's Day of Independence
The two events fall on 15 August. People must wake up to India's problems and learn to deal with violence, female infanticide, environmental degradation, etc. Fr Errol Fernandes, a Jesuit parish priest and Seminary Professor in Mumbai, gives his thoughts about the Magnificat.
Kathmandu: Hindu woman convert speaks about her devotion to the Virgin
Born Hindu, Rita discovered the Catholic faith during a serious illness. She was healed thanks to the comfort of prayer. “Placing myself in her trust gives me the strength to face the hardships of daily life,” she says. Every Sunday, more than 200 Hindus attend Mass in the cathedral.
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