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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 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.
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.
Advent in Orissa: Christ makes "the ordinary extraordinary"
AsiaNews publishes the message of the Bishop of Balasore. Mgr Kaipuram notes that Advent is a season that is much more than "a time to prepare for Christmas". God chose to come into the world like all of us, to be born child in a world full of chaos, because he "may not always choose the easy answer" to fix the world's problems.
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Bandra’s consecration to Christ the King
More than 5,000 faithful attend the commemoration ceremony led by Cardinal Gracias. In his address, the prelate stressed the tasks Christians must fulfil and the importance of the family.
Archbishop Rosales: "Watch 'The Passion!'"
Pastoral message corrects an Antisemitic approach to the film
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