» 06/04/2012, 00.00
First 3-D movie about Jesus 'Made in India'
'Thirty Pieces of Silver' is the title of the movie, which will cost 35 million rupees (US$ 625,000). Director, producers and part of the cast are Indian. Technicians are foreigners. The movie will be released in 5,000 movie theatres on Easter Sunday 2013.
First Bollywood-style movie about Jesus presented
Titled Christaayan, it is the first movie about Christ situated in India and shot in Hindi. Directed by a Divine Verb priest, it involved more than 200 non-professional actors, 80 per cent non Christian. The six-hour epic will be broadcast as series on television.
First Benedict XVI biography in local language released in Kerala
The book is an easy yet profound read intended as a tribute to the "Pope's first year on the throne of Peter". "Everyone in India, irrespective of caste, creed and religion wants to know about the new Pope".
Catholic artist paints 143 metre-long 'Indian Bible'
The oil on canvas depicts 101scenes from the Old and the New Testament. The tablets of the law are in Hindi, Mary wears a sari, and Eve has long black curls. The author, Edwin Parmar, got the idea of using Indian culture to raise awareness about Christianity among Hindus and Muslims. Fr Paul Kattukaran, coordinator for the Artists' Artists' Forum of the Social Communication Bureau of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, helped him.
After a year of legal battles, Catholic churchmen and women become lawyers
Six priests and two nuns are admitted to the Bar Council of Kerala after it denied them membership a year ago.
Movie makers increasingly inspired by Biblical themes
Fr Anthony Charangat, director of Catholic Media Communication for the Archdiocese of Mumbai, reviews a new movie on the anti-Christ for AsiaNews.
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