The inauguration ceremony at 2am this morning. The swift succession reflects the BJP's need to maintain leadership of the Indian state. The Congress tries to undermine the religious alliances, but is mocked on social media.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Dnh) and Daman and Diu are both former Portuguese colonies. The local Christian community is made up of about 100 thousand faithful. In all, there are 13 churches. Secretary of the Catholic bishops: " I hope that the majority community will once again stand by us and nullify the discriminatory acts of a small fundamentalist divisive people."
The writer is a pacifist poet. Born into a Christian family, he recounts his personal rediscovery of faith, after a past of full of doubts and spiritual pain. Born in what is now Pakistan, he experienced the division of his family. Today he lives in Canada, where he encountered various religions, until he realised that only Christ is the “Prince of peace".
The Chinese government uses a "technical suspension" to gain another nine months. The United States, Britain and France - under pressure from Delhi - wanted the Pakistani Islamic radical to be included in the list of terrorists worldwide. This would have allowed the freezing of his assets.
The vote will take place over seven days, from 11 April to 19 May. Several Catholic schools will be polling stations. The bishops of Tamil Nadu write to the electoral commission to change the date of the elections that take place on that April 18, Holy Thursday.
Christian churches and Muslim groups held a joint protest. Protesters carried banners against “the mixing of politics and religion”. They call on parties taking part in the upcoming general election to protect outcastes who converted to Christianity.
Voting will take place in seven phases in April and May. Vote counting will start on 23 May. The Hindu nationalist BJP is seeking a second term. Left-of-centre Congress is trying to avoid another big defeat. Minority representatives meet BJP minister.
The Nirmala Matha Convent Matric Higher Secondary School in Kuniyamuthur, near Coimbatore, is run by the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In order not to crowd the building during the exam days, the principal had scheduled the enrollment of kindergarten children on different days.
The Jesuit superior presents four "universal apostolic preferences" for the next ten years. For Archbishop Machado, the Holy Father suggests concrete ways of spirituality.
The arrested include the brother and son of Masood Azhar, head of the Islamic group that carried out the attack in Kashmir on 14 February. The Pakistani authorities freeze the accounts of some terrorists. Satellite photos reveal that the terrorist training base in Pakistan is intact.
In 1989 the Italy-based missionary institute decided to welcome members from non-Christian majority countries. “A simple rule was established, namely that whoever enters PIME is sent to work in countries other than his own, a sign that his Church - even a small and young one – is open to giving, and can serve as a new stimulus for the Church that welcomes him.”
The Indian activist spoke at a conference on the current challenges facing the Church's mission in India. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which was established in reaction to the movement for independence from British colonial rule, is the herald of sectarian policies. Under the Modi government, the level of violence and intolerance has increased.
The study by Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual. 3 thousand urban centers have been examined worldwide. 100% of the locations in the Middle East and Africa exceed the maximum levels of fine dust allowed by the World Health Organization. Seven million people are at risk each year.
The foundress of the Missionaries of Charity could never bring her sisters to China. However, her message of love and charity towards the marginalised inspired a local lay association, which today has almost 6,000 members, serving the poor and the sick.
Turkey is also part of the new round of commercial tariffs. The American president wants the cancellation of both countries from the preferential system that allows goods to enter the US without taxes. Last June Delhi responded to duties imposed on its steel and aluminum replicating duties on Washington products (almonds, walnuts and shrimp), without suffering any significant economic damage.