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16th January, 2017
PRESS RELEASE ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF GROUP OF SECRETARIES ON EDUCATION
As reported in the print media, 14th January, 2017, a 12-member group of Secretaries on education has recommende....
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14th January, 2017
Prayer for safe release of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil
Your Eminence, Your Grace, Your Excellency, Dear Father, Sister,        &....
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12th December, 2016
PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF ID-E-MILAD
  Prot.1923/GenSec2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)                   ....
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12th December, 2016
PRESS RELEASE
Prot.1921/GenSec2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)                     &nbs....
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2nd November, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Msgr. Joseph (Joy) Kalathiparambil, until now Secretary o....
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24th October, 2016
PRESS RELEASE ON THE JHARKHAND CHIEF MINISTER’S STATEMENTS AGAINST CHRISTIANS
          Prot.1286/GenSec2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)      ....
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19th October, 2016
Rev. Fr. Thomas Thennatt, S.A.C., appointed as the new Bishop of Gwalior
His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Joseph Kaithathara from the past....
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16th October, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: PRAYER MEETING AT RAJHGHAT TO PRAY FOR INDIA
Prot.1240/GenSec2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)                     &nbs....
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15th October, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Rt. Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, until now Bishop of Nongstoin, a....
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12th October, 2016
PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF MUHARRAM
Prot.1240/GenSec2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)                     &nbs....
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10th October, 2016
PRESS RELEASE ON OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF DUSSHERA, VIJAYA DASHAMI
Prot.1239/GenSec2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)            10th October, 2016   ....
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6th October, 2016
PRESS RELEASE
Prot. 1196/Pres2016 (3-b-10/CBCI-GC)                      ....
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17th September, 2016
PRESS RELEASE
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, wishes our Honorable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji a Very....
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14th September, 2016
PRESS RELEASE
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India extends its warmest greetings to all the Muslim brethren in Indi....
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12th September, 2016
PRESS RELEASE
  The Catholic Bishops Conference expresses its heartfelt sorrow on the passing away one of Catholic Ch....
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1st September, 2016
Brief Report of the Press Conference held on 30th August, 2016, with Mr. Navin Chawla, Biographer of Mother Teresa at CBCI Centre, New Delhi
  To mark the occasion of the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa on 4th September in Vatican, the Ca....
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28th July, 2016
Rev. Msgr. Stephen Chirappanath nominated as Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malabar Faithful residing in Europe
His Holiness Pope Francis has nominated Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malabar faithful residing in Europe, Re....
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28th July, 2016
Erection of the Eparchy of Great Britain of the Syro-Malabar Faithful and appointment of Rev. Fr. Joseph (Benny Mathew)Srampickal as its first Bishop
  His Holiness Pope Francis has erected the Eparchy of Great Britain of the Syro-Malabar Faithful, with....
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13th July, 2016
Most Rev. Frederick D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Jhansi, has returned to the Heavenly Father
  Most Rev. Frederick D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Jhansi, passed away at 8.00 p.m. on 12th July, ....
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11th July, 2016
Most Rev. James Pazhayattil, Bishop Emeritus of Irinjalakuda, passed away
Most Rev. James Pazhayattil, Bishop Emeritus of Irinjalakuda, passed away at Jubilee Mission Hospital, Trissur, ....
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8th July, 2016
Appointment of the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Daltonganj
  His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Gabriel Kujur, S.J., ....
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27th June, 2016
Appointment of Rev. Fr. BhagyaiahChinnabathini as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Guntur
  His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Gali Bali from the pa....
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12th April, 2016
Appointment of the new Bishop of Dindigul
  His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. P. Thomas Paulsamy, of the clergy of Tiruchirapalli,....
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12th April, 2016
Erection of the new Diocese of Rayagada and Appointment of Rev. Fr. Aplinar Senapati, C.M., as its first Bishop
His Holiness Pope Francis has erected the new Diocese of Rayagada, bifurcating the Diocese of Berhampur, making ....
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9th March, 2016
Office-Bearers of the CBCI
His Eminence Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, has been re-....
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8th March, 2016
The Indian Bishops share their views in Workshops
  The fourth day of the CBCI Plenary held at St. John’s, was spent in workshops by the 180 Bishop....
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8th March, 2016
Discussion on Dialogue and Cooperation dominates CBCI Plenary
    Dialogue at all levels was at the centre stage on the 2nd day of ongoing 32nd Plenary Asse....
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7th March, 2016
Bishops discuss Church’s Social – Health Care Services
  The 3rd day of the CBCI Plenary began with the solemn Eucharistic Celebration in the Syro-Malabar Rit....
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7th March, 2016
Bishops mourn Yemen killing
  The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India expresses concern over the brutal attack on the home ....
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1st March, 2016
32nd CBCI Plenary Assembly
  The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) is all set to begin the 32nd Plenary Assembly ....
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2nd February, 2016
Appointment of the Auxiliary Bishop of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. ChristudasRajappan, of the Clergy of Latin Archdiocese of Triva....
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12th January, 2016
Appointment of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Kanjirapally
  The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, havi....
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5th January, 2016
Raising of the Syro-Malankara Apostolic Exarchate in the United States of America to an Eparchy and appointment of its first Bishop
  His Holiness Pope Francis has raised the Syro-Malankara Apostolic Exarchate in the United States of A....
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21st December, 2015
Appointment of the Bishop of the Diocese of Vijayawada
  His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Vijayawada Rev. Fr. Joseph Raja Rao ....
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26th November, 2015
Joint Meeting of the Deputy Secretaries of the Regional Bishops’ Councils and Secretaries of CBCI Offices/Councils
The VIth Annual Joint Meeting of the Deputy Secretaries and the Secretaries of the CBCI Offices/Councils will be....
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19th October, 2015
CBCI expresses concern over the new Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare on Adoption
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India’s Committee for Law and Public Interest Litigation has exp....
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3rd October, 2015
Ban the play ‘Agnes of God’ – Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, CBCI President
  In a Letter addressed to the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Pres....
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12th September, 2015
Visit of His Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, to India from 13th to 15th September, 2015
His Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, will visit....
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7th September, 2015
Episcopal Ordination of His Excellency Eugene Joseph of Varanasi
Thousands of people cutting across religions on August 24, attended the ordination of the third Bishop of Varana....
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28th August, 2015
New Secretaries and PRO of the CBCI
  The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, in its Meeting on April 22....
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26th August, 2015
New Bishop of the Eparchy of Mandya
His Holiness Pope Francis has extended the boundaries of the Eparchy of Mandya, including the six civil district....
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6th August, 2015
New Exarchate for the Syro-Malabars in Canada
  His Holiness Pope Francis has established the new Exarchate for the Syro-Malabars in Canada, with See....
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6th August, 2015
Appointment of the new Bishop of Adilabad
His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of H. E. Rt. Rev. Joseph Kunnath, CMI, from the pastoral ....
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23rd July, 2015
Appointment of the new Bishop of Satna
  His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Joseph Kodakallil, of the clergy of Satna, presently....
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19th July, 2015
Appointment of the new Bishop of Jhabua
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Basil Bhuriya, SVD, till now Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary....
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1st July, 2015
Atrocities against Nuns should be stopped
A 47 year old Nun, belonging to the Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate, who was working in the KristSahaya....
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22nd June, 2015
CBCI condemns the attack on the Nun in Raipur
  The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India is deeply distressed to learn of the sad news of a nun ....
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19th June, 2015
Pope Francis’ new Encyclical on Climate Change, named ‘Laudato Si’
Pope Francis is the first Pope to publish an Encyclical Letter on this topic of Climate Change and Environment P....
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12th June, 2015
Appointment of the new Archbishop of Gandhinagar
His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Grace Most Rev. Stanislaus Fernandes, S.J., from t....
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1st June, 2015
Appointment of the new Bishop of Varanasi
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Eugene Joseph, of the clergy of Varanasi and presently Diocesan....
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27th May, 2015
Most Rev. Peter Celestine Elampassery, OFM Cap, Bishop Emeritus of Jammu-Srinagar, passed away.
  His Excellency Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery, OFM Cap, Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Jammu-S....
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7th April, 2015
Appointment of the new Bishop of Bagdogra
  His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Vincent Aind, of the clergy of Jalpaiguri, as the ne....
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30th March, 2015
The CBCI Deputy Secretary General raises the issue of Good Friday’s Conference of Chief Justices of the States
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India is deeply concerned over the news that the Hon’ble Chief J....
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27th March, 2015
Delhi gets a new Syro-Malankara Diocese and Pune gets a new Syro-Malankara Exarchate
His Holiness Pope Francis has established a new Diocese of St. John Chrysostom of Gurgaon for the Syro-Malankara....
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24th March, 2015
The CBCI President Cardinal Baselios Cleemis recalls a series of Consultations held last week at the CBCI Centre and at Bible Bhawan, Delhi
  I am pleased to share with you some of the concerns of the Church in India, as well as certain common....
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24th March, 2015
The CBCI President Cardinal Baselios Cleemis shares his experiences meeting with the Sisters at Ranaghat, Calcutta
I am sure that you are quite aware of the tragic incident that took place at the Jesus and Mary Convent in Ranag....
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16th March, 2015
CBCI condemns the incident in West Bengal
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has learnt with deep sorrow and dismay the sad incident that took place a....
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24th February, 2015
CBCI denounces the statement on Mother Teresa
              The Catholic Bishops’ Confer....
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14th February, 2015
Most Rev. Thomas Bhalerao, SJ, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Nashik passed away
Most Rev. Thomas Bhalerao, SJ, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Nashik passed away on Friday, at 2.30 p.m. at S....
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6th February, 2015
140 Bishops to lead candle light procession for peace and harmony
140 Bishops attending the 27th Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) will be pa....
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2nd February, 2015
Govt silence on ghar wapsi irks Cardinal
MUMBAI: As a child growing up in cosmopolitan Mahim, Oswald Cardinal Gracias, now archbishop of Mumbai, was surr....
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21st January, 2015
Government urged to uphold the Secular nature of India
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India urged the Government to uphold the Secular nature of India. A Sp....
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23rd December, 2014
Erection of the new Diocese of Kuzhithurai and appointment of Rev. Fr. Jerome DhasVaruvel, SDB as its first Bishop
His Holiness Pope Francis has erected the new Diocese of Kuzhithurai in Tamilnadu, India, bifurcated from the Dioce....
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20th December, 2014
Christians Unitedly Voice their Concern
Christians Unitedly Voice their Concern We, the members of the National United Christian Forum (NUCF) comprisi....
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3rd December, 2014
Appointment of the new Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar
His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Peter Celestine, OFM Cap., from....
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21st November, 2014
CBCI invites the Church in India to thank the Lord for the gift of the new Saints
It is with great joy and profound gratitude to God that the Catholic Church in India is looking forward to the hist....
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17th November, 2014
CBCI welcomes Governments's decision to send a Delegation to Vatican for the Cannonization of two Indian Saints.
In response to the request made by the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, Cardinal Baselios Cl....
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12th November, 2014
CBCI Deplores the blasphemous news item published in yesterday’s “Times of India” regarding the life of Jesus Christ.
New Delhi: November 12, 2014 The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India deplores and strongly condemns the blas....
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6th November, 2014
THE NCW IS ABUSING WOMEN
New Delhi (CBCI News) :It is not just ironical. It is heartbreakingly painful  that the National Commissio....
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6th November, 2014
Book on Church and Sustainable Development Published
New Delhi (CBCI News) : A new book, titled Church and Sustainable Development was released on 24 October 2014, ....
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16th October, 2014
Bishop Patrick D’Souza Dies
New Delhi (CBCI News): Bishop Patrick Paul D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Varanasi Diocese, passed away this morning a....
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6th October, 2014
Mother Teresa Chair at IGNOU – Clarification from the CBCI
PRESS RELEASE Mother Teresa Chair at IGNOU – Clarification from the CBCI New Delhi: October 4, 20....
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4th October, 2014
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Appeal for Peace
Press Release Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Appeal for Peace August 12, 2014 New Delhi (C....
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4th October, 2014
The CBCI Expresses Solidarity with Flood Victims of J&K
New Delhi: (CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) expresses its deep anguish over the l....
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18th September, 2014
Pope Francis calls for Prayer for the upcoming Synod of Bishops
New Delhi (CBCI News): Holy Father, Pope Francis has called upon all the members of the Catholic Church to pray in ....
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11th September, 2014
The CBCI Expresses Solidarity with Flood Victims of J&K
New Delhi: (CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) expresses its deep anguish over the l....
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30th August, 2014
New Archbishop for Tellicherry
New Delhi (CBCI News): Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-MalabarChurch, with the consent of ....
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30th August, 2014
Bishop of Satna Resigns
New Delhi (CBCI News):Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Rt. Rev. Mathew Vaniakizhakkel, VC, from the pas....
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13th August, 2014
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Appeal for Peace
Press Release Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Appeal for Peace August 12, 2014 New Delhi (C....
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7th August, 2014
Clarion Call to Join Black Day
New Delhi (CBCI News): The organisers of the Protest Day to press for the demands of Dalit Christians and Muslims h....
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1st August, 2014
New Bishop Appointed for Chanda Diocese
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Rt. Rev. Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, CMI, from the ....
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1st August, 2014
Resignation of Bishop Agnelo Gracias Accepted
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Agnelo Rufino Gracias from the Office of....
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1st August, 2014
Aug 10 Being Observed as Black Day to Demand Justice for Dalit Christians and Muslims
New Delhi (CBCI News):  The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) the National Council of Churches in In....
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24th July, 2014
Rector Appointed for Khristo Jyoti Mohavidyaloyo Seminary in Sambalpur
Vatican City:  On May 16, 2014 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of....
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24th July, 2014
Rector Appointed for Morning Star College
Vatican City: On May 30, 2014 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peopl....
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24th July, 2014
New Auxiliary Bishop Appointed for Syro-Malabar Chicago Diocese
Vatican City: The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Joy Alappat as auxiliary of the eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle ....
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21st July, 2014
Theologian and Salesian Priest Fr Sebastian Karotemprel Dies
Shillong : Internationally renowned theologian, author and founder of several missionary institutions in Northeas....
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20th July, 2014
Priest Appointed Consultor to Vatican Office
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Jesu Pudumai Doss, a Salesian priest of Chennai province, as ....
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20th July, 2014
Auxiliary Bishop for Ranchi Appointed
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX, till now Official at the Pont....
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13th July, 2014
Appointment of new Bishop of Bareilly
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, In the light of the Communication rec....
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13th July, 2014
Appointment of new Bishop of Muzaffarpur
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, In the light of the Communication rec....
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5th July, 2014
Andhra Pradesh Bishops launch web network for dalit youth
Vijayawada : Some 70 Dalit Christian youth from different dioceses of Coastal Andhra Pradesh participated in the Ju....
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5th July, 2014
The official prayer of World Youth Day 2016, which entrusts humanity and the young to divine mercy, asks the Lord for the grace of a merciful heart, and asks the intercession of the Virgin Mary and St. John Paul II, patron of World Youth Day.
Vatican City: Here is the text of the official prayer for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow. “God, merciful ....
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5th July, 2014
Pope Francis talks about corruption, pedophilia and his upcoming trips to Asia in new interview.
Italy: In an hour long off the cuff conversation, Pope Francis talks freely about a range of issues: Rome with its ....
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1st July, 2014
Seek the essential and proclaim the Gospel, Especially to the least among us: Pope Francis
Vatican City: This morning in the Vatican basilica, on the occasion of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope....
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1st July, 2014
What is wrong with rights?
The fundamental understanding of  “Human Rights”  is that these rights are inherent in human nature – whi....
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20th June, 2014
Christian couple hacked to death in India
Darjeeling : A Christian couple was hacked to death and their 12-year-old daughter's eye gouged out by masked assai....
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20th June, 2014
Catholic Community Felicitates Telangana Deputy Chief Minister
Hyderabad (CBCI News):  Telegana’s newly appointed deputy chief minister and minister for health, Dr. T. Rajai....
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2nd June, 2014
Cardinal Lourdusamy passed away this morning.
To the Members of the Hierarchy   Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency,   It is with deep sense of sorrow, ....
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28th May, 2014
Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines
Vatican: Pope Francis will pay a two day visit to Sri Lanka  in January 2015 and then to Philippines was an an....
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24th May, 2014
The CBCI National Centres get new Directors
New Delhi: The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has appointed new Directors for the ....
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24th May, 2014
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India greets Shri Narendra Modi on the eve of assuming the office as Prime Minister of India
 New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India sends its cordial and warm greetings to Shri Narend....
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20th May, 2014
Pope at Mass: We are not Christian without the Church
Vatican City: There is no such thing as a Christian without the Church, a Christian who walks alone, because Jesus ....
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20th May, 2014
Fifty Years of Promoting Interreligious Dialogue
Vatican City: The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its found....
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20th May, 2014
CBCI President Congratulates the BJP for its Victory
New Delhi (CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) President Cardinal Baselios Cleemis  ha....
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9th May, 2014
Re-structuring the CBCI Offices
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, In the process of Re-structuring the ....
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6th May, 2014
Auxiliary Bishop Appointed for Ranchi
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Telesphore Bilung, SVD, Provincial Superior of India Eas....
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1st May, 2014
The two canonised Popes united in their love for the Church: Carmelite Prioress
  Mumbai:  Sister  Marie  Gemma, Prioress of the Discalced Carmelites in Mumbai, speaking abou....
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1st May, 2014
Cardinal Oswald Votes; Lauds India’s Democracy
Mumbai: The sixth phase of the 2014 general elections in India are beingheld today in India. Among the cities where....
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28th April, 2014
Homily of Pope Francis Mass of Canonization, 27 April 2014
At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divi....
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28th April, 2014
Pope Francis: 'popes of 20th century' witness, teach of God's mercy
Vatican:  The Catholic Church's two newest saints were "popes of the twentieth century" and "we....
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28th April, 2014
Saints John XXIII and John Paul II: men of courage
Vatican: It was the day of the four Successors of Peter. The first to appear on the dais of Saint Peters’ Basilica ....
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28th April, 2014
Saints John XXIII and John Paul II
Rome : Never before in the history of the Church of Rome has one of her bishops proclaimed as saints two predecesso....
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28th April, 2014
New Bishop Appointed for Nepal
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Paul Simick, of the Clergy of Darjeeling, as Titular Bis....
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24th April, 2014
Tripura’s First Indigenous Diocesan Priest Ordained
Agartala: The Catholic Diocese of Agartala got its first ‘indigenous’ diocesan priest on 22 April 2014, when its Bi....
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14th April, 2014
THE NEW OFFICE-BEARERS OF THE CBCI, RECEIVED IN PRIVATE AUDIENCE BY THE RASHTRAPATI AND THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO
The new Office-Bearers of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) namely, His Eminence Cardinal Baselios C....
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14th April, 2014
Cardinal Gracias Makes Pilgrimage to Mark Canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII
Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, wants to "consecrate India to Our Lady to intercede for the renewal....
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14th April, 2014
Capuchin Moral Theologian Felicitated
New Delhi (CBCI News): Bishop Raphael Thattil, the Apostolic Visitator to the Syro -Malabar Church, and Auxiliary B....
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5th April, 2014
Fr Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Sr Euphrasia closer to sainthood
Six years after the canonization of Sister Alphonsa as India's first woman saint by the Vatican, Fr Kuriakose Elias....
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4th April, 2014
CBCI President Stress Church’s Commitment to Serve, Accelerate Restructuring Process
New Delhi (CBCI News): CBCI President Cardinal Baselios Mar  Cleemis, the two Vice Presidents Archbishop Andre....
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4th April, 2014
APFC SUBMITS MEMORANDUM TO POLITICAL PARTIES
Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC) urges your Party to uphold the national values of secularism, pluralis....
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4th April, 2014
General Body Meeting of AP Federation of Churches Held
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC), which is a state-level apex body of Archbishops, Bisho....
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31st March, 2014
Faith and Social Action Must be Rooted in Option for the Poor: Archbishop Stanislaus
Ahmedabad (CBCI News): Inaugurating a two-day workshop on Catholic Social Teaching and delivering the keynote addre....
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28th March, 2014
Fr. Job Kozhamthadam and Prof. Gracious Thomas Honoured
New Delhi (CBCI News): Fr. Job Kozhamthadam, former President of JDV and Professor Gracious Thomas, Coordinator, CB....
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25th March, 2014
Romero- an icon of justice and heroic faith: Archbishop Concessao
New Delhi (CBCI News): Archbishop Emeritus Vincent Concessao described Archbishop San Salvadorian Oscar Arnulfo Rom....
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22nd March, 2014
Archbishop William Calls Christians in Bihar to Work for a Just Society
New Delhi (CBCI News): Archbishop William D’ Souza of Patna invited all the Christians in Bihar to an active engage....
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22nd March, 2014
Delhi Celebrates First Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis
New Delhi (CBCI News):  The first anniversary of the inauguration of the Pontificate of Pope Francis was celeb....
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20th March, 2014
New Bishop for Shimoga Appointed
New Delhi (CBCI News):  Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Francis Serrao, SJ, till now Provincial Superior o....
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15th March, 2014
Odisha Church welcomes verdict on nun’s rape case
Bhubaneswar: A Church spokesperson in Odisha says the verdict in the nun’s rape case has given hope to thousands of....
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14th March, 2014
Catholic priest wins national literary award
Panaji: A Catholic priest’s Bible translation was among 23 books India’s top literary committee selected for its ....
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14th March, 2014
Let’s Thank God for Pope Francis: Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Mumbai:  Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, recalled  the gift of Pope Francis to the Church,....
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11th March, 2014
Church attendance is proportional to priest's credibility: Study
Panjim:  A research by a Pilar priest reveals that a priest’s credibility has a direct bearing on Church a....
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11th March, 2014
Happiness and the Priesthood: Pontifical University Course Explores Psychological Wellbeing of Priests
Rome:  Is it possible for a priest to be happy in the 21st century? This is the central question of a course c....
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11th March, 2014
Caritas Launches Prize for Women Working to End World Hunger
Rome: Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Götz Foundation are launching the Women Sowers of Development Prize to ....
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7th March, 2014
Church needs better bishops- evangelists, men of prayer, not CEOs
Vatican City: Pope Francis has told the Vatican body that vets nominees for bishops that they need to find him bett....
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7th March, 2014
Medical Experts Approve Miracle Attributed to Fulton Sheen's Prayers
Washington:  The seven-member board of medical experts that advises the Congregation for Saints' Causes unanim....
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7th March, 2014
Pope's Reflection on Mercy as He Meets With Priests of Rome : "Mercy. Think of the many priests who are in Heaven and ask them for this grace!"
Vatican City - Here is a translation of what Pope Francis said today when he met with the clergy of the Diocese of ....
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28th February, 2014
Pope says bishops should be evangelists and men of prayer, not CEOs
Vatican City: Pope Francis said bishops should act not like ambitious corporate executives, but humble evangelists ....
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28th February, 2014
Church Leaders Study Media Challenges
New Delhi (CBCI News): Some 175 communication delegates from across the country participated in a two-day seminar o....
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23rd February, 2014
The Pope to new cardinals: The church needs us to build peace with our works
Vatican City: This morning in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated an Ordinary Public Consistory during wh....
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23rd February, 2014
CBCI requests Government of India to invite Pope Francis to visit India
New Delhi (CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, in a letter addressed to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’....
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23rd February, 2014
Pope Francis appoints 19 new cardinals in Rome ceremony
Vatican City: Pope Francis has appointed 19 new cardinals at a ceremony in Rome - the first such appointme....
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23rd February, 2014
'The Church needs your courage,' Pope tells new cardinals
Vatican City: During the Saturday morning consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new Cardinals, he urged the p....
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14th February, 2014
Book on Human Dignity in Catholic Social Thought Released
Nw Delhi (CBCI News): A new book, Human Dignity in Catholic Social Thought, edited by Rev. Dr Charles Irudayam,....
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13th February, 2014
CBCI Office Bearers
CBCI Office Bearers President: Cardinal Cleemis Mar Baselios  Vice President I, Archbishop Andre....
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13th February, 2014
CBCI XXXI PLENARY ASSEMBLY – FINAL STATEMENT
Renewed Church for a Renewed Society – Responding to the Call of Vatican II 1. We, the 187 member-bishops of....
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10th February, 2014
Healing Ministry Week 2014: February 10-16
Introduction  We continue the tradition of celebrating the Healing Ministry week ecumenically. The Christian ....
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8th February, 2014
CBCI Plenary – Pala
Press Release 07-02-2014 The third day of the 31st CBCI Plenary began with the Holy Mass in Syro Malabar r....
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8th February, 2014
CBCI Plenary – Pala
Press Release 06-02-2014 The second day of the 31st CBCI Plenary Assembly, February 6 2014 began with the Holy Mas....
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6th February, 2014
31st CBCI Plenary Assembly Study and Discuss Renewal of Church and Society
Palai, Kerala (CBCI News):  The 31st Plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) open....
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4th February, 2014
World Day of Consecrated Life Observed
Vijayawada (CBCI News): Over 150 religious, both men and women   gathered, February 2, at Nirmala High School ....
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4th February, 2014
Archbishop Menamparampil Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Jowai
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. Thomas Menamparampil, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Guwah....
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1st February, 2014
New Bishop Appointed for Kannur
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Alex Vadakumthala, of the Clergy of Verapoly, till now V....
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31st January, 2014
Pope Francis' Address to Trustees of the University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.)
Vatican City: Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address to the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre ....
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31st January, 2014
Pope Francis: A Christian without the Church is 'An Absurd Dichotomy'
Vatican City: A Christian without the Church is not understood, Pope Francis said during his homily at Casa Santa M....
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31st January, 2014
Vatican to Publish Manual on Ecclesiastical Coats of Arms
Vatican City: The Vatican is to publish a manual on ecclesiastical heraldry in the Catholic Church. The wo....
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31st January, 2014
Vatican Spokesman Censures 'Rolling Stone' Article on Pope
Vatican: Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi has strongly criticised an article on Pope Francis that appears....
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31st January, 2014
Archbishop Benedict John Osta Dies
New Delhi (CBCI News):  Archbishop Benedict John Osta, the Archbishop Emeritus of Patna, passed away Janua....
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24th January, 2014
Pope Francis' Message to World Economic Forum
Vatican City: Here below we publish Pope Francis' message to the World Economic Forum in Davos, delivered by Cardin....
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22nd January, 2014
Jharkhand Tribal Christians to Celebrate Week of Prayer for Unity
Mumbai:United in the "common mission to serve the tribal people and create a kingdom of justice, peace and dev....
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21st January, 2014
Evangelization Intention - Christian Unity
That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ. Because there are obvious di....
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18th January, 2014
Sandesha confers 10 Social Communication Awards
Mangalore: Ten eminent achievers in various fields from Karnataka were conferred the Sandesha Awards 2014 at a func....
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14th January, 2014
Pope to Priests: Those who waste their energy in vanity do so much harm to the Church
Pope Francis explained just why priests must always renew their relationship with Jesus. As he celebrated Mass with....
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14th January, 2014
Observations on the new Cardinals-elect
 In the wake of Pope Francis’ eagerly anticipated announcement of the names of the new Cardinals, the Director....
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14th January, 2014
A closer look at the cardinals to be
The names of Pope Francis’ nineteen cardinals designate were announced after last Sunday’s Angelus for the world to....
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14th January, 2014
50 Golden Quotes on Human Dignity
New Delhi (CBCI News): The CBCI Office for Justice Peace and Development has complied by me and released ....
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12th January, 2014
New Syro Malabar Diocese in Australia Established
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has established the new Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the S....
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5th January, 2014
Pope announces papal visit to Holy Land
Vatican: Pope Francis will make a papal visit to the Holy Land in May of this year. The Holy Father made the announ....
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5th January, 2014
Two Nuns Receive Missionary Mandate
Vijayawada (CBCI News): Two religious women belonging to the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immacula....
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3rd January, 2014
Vatican - Pastoral care workers killed in 2013
Vatican City:  In the year 2013, twenty two pastoral care workers,  mostly priests,  were killed wor....
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30th December, 2013
Bangladesh Archbishop Calls for Calm in Face of 'Terrorist Attacks, Arson and Hatred'
Rome: Against the backdrop of violence and escalating tensions between the government and the opposition in the run....
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28th December, 2013
New Diocese Erected, Bishop Appointed
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has erected the Diocese of Sultanpet with territory taken from the Dioceses of ....
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22nd December, 2013
Is the bone relic in Goan church that of Queen of Georgia?
Hyderabad: Modern science has helped solve a long-standing puzzle in history. Studies, based on analysis of de....
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22nd December, 2013
Muslim MPs send letter to PMO, seek SC status for Dalit Christians and Muslims
New Delhi: In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dated December 18, 2013, a group of Muslim MP....
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18th December, 2013
Ancient Mumbai Crucifix desecrated. A wound for the entire population: Card. Gracias
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - An ancient crucifix in Vile Parle, a suburb of Mumbai, was vandalized and desecrated yesterday.....
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18th December, 2013
Ancient Mumbai Crucifix desecrated. A wound for the entire population: Card. Gracias
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - An ancient crucifix in Vile Parle, a suburb of Mumbai, was vandalized and desecrated yesterday.....
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18th December, 2013
The Church wishes Pope Francis Happy Birthday; Card. Oswald Recalls Mother Teresa
Mumbai (AsiaNews): The President of the Bishops Conference and Archbishop of Bombay Cardinal  Oswald Gracias, ....
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18th December, 2013
Pope Celebrates 77th Birthday
Vatican City:  Today Pope Francis celebrates his 77th birthday, and congratulations have arrived in the Vatica....
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18th December, 2013
Anniversary of Church Observed
Kochi: The 510th anniversary of the St Francis Church, Fort Kochi, the first  church in India built by the Eur....
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13th December, 2013
Evangelii Gaudium challenges the people of Mumbai: Mumbai Pastor
Mumbai (AsiaNews):  Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium "addresses the struggles, concerns and challenges tha....
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12th December, 2013
Cardinal Oswald Gracias condemns the Police action against the Dalit Rally
New Delhi: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, expressed deep distress ove....
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12th December, 2013
Religious minority leaders urge PM Manmohan Singh for equal rights for Dalits
New Delhi: A delegation of religious minority leaders met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Parliament House, demand....
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11th December, 2013
Archbishop arrested, nuns wounded in Dalit parliament march
New Delhi: Police today arrested several Christians and Muslims, including the Catholic archbishop of Delhi, who de....
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11th December, 2013
Pope Francis Chosen Person of the Year by TIME Magazine
Vatican City: The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., has commented on the nominatio....
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11th December, 2013
ICPA Celebrates Golden Jubilee, Confers Awards
Mumbai: Winner of the Ramnath Goenka Best Journalist of the Year Award  Josy Joseph, a senior journalist of th....
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11th December, 2013
Supreme Court rules homosexuality is a crime. Gays are not criminals: Cardinal Gracias
Mumbai (AsiaNews): The highest Indian court has overturned a 2009 judgment of the High Court of Mumbai , which....
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10th December, 2013
Message of Condolence from Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Message of Condolence from Cardinal Oswald Gracias, President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India New De....
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9th December, 2013
New Bishop for Balasore
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Simon Kaipuram, CM, of the Congregation of the Mission, ....
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9th December, 2013
Jharkhand's biggest Catholic church turns 114
Ranchi: The city's famous St Mary's cathedral at Purulia Road turned 114 years on October 3, 2013 . As a celebratio....
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9th December, 2013
TNPCRI Hold Training Programme for Social Work Coordinators
Chennai: A training programme on `Rights-based Approach to Social Work` was held on 27-28 November for the social w....
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4th December, 2013
Pope invites Indian priest, nun’s killer to Rome
Bhopal: A 69-year-old Catholic priest in central India is busy getting passports ready for him as well as his Hindu....
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2nd December, 2013
Syro-Malabar APP Launched
Chicago (CBCI News): The Syro Malabar Church has launched an Android App which offers the whole years Syro Malabar ....
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2nd December, 2013
The Year of Faith Concludes
Vijayawada (CBCI News): The Year of Faith came to a close here, in the Parish of Christurajapuram in Vijayawada wit....
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30th November, 2013
Pope Dedicates 2015 "Year of Consecrated Life"
Vatican City: Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced today that the year 2015....
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30th November, 2013
World aids day message from the catholic healthcare network of India, December 1, 2013
World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December since 1998. Millions of people across the globe assemble at various foru....
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20th November, 2013
Blessed Vaz’s canonization reaches crucial stage
Panaji: Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa, Daman and Diu has said that the process for canonization of Blessed J....
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19th November, 2013
Church needs to move toward renewal and change: CCI
Varanasi: The Catholic Council of India (CCI) today concluded its 12th general body meeting deciding to travel furt....
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19th November, 2013
Western Ghats: protests in Kerala; Cardinal writes to govt
Thiruvananthapuram: Cardinal George Alencherry has asked the government to take immediate steps to do away wit....
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19th November, 2013
Vatican announces three highlights before the Year of Faith comes to a close
Rome:  The Year of the Faith is coming to an end and the Vatican has revealed three major highlights that will....
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19th November, 2013
Pope Francis is 'Number One' on the Internet
Rome:  Perhaps the Pope isn't the most popular person in the world, but apparently he is the most popular pers....
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18th November, 2013
Honorary doctorate for former Guwahati Archbishop
Guwahati: The Chancellor of Urban University Rome, Cardinal Fernando Filoni conferred honorary doctoral degree on....
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15th November, 2013
Cardinal Gracias inaugurates CCI meet on Vatican II
Varanasi:  Cardinal Oswald Gracias inaugurated the 12th general body meeting of the Catholic Council of India ....
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14th November, 2013
Fr. Paul Puthanangady Dies
Bangalore: Fr. Paul Puthanangady sdb, who was suffering from cancer for a long period of time, passed away on 14 No....
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14th November, 2013
Confession renews grace of baptism, pope says at audience
Vatican City: Christians are cleansed of sin, but the sacrament doesn't wash away human weakness nor the obligation....
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14th November, 2013
Over 600 priests, nuns attend faith convention
Mangalore: Over 600 priests and nuns of Mangalore diocese gathered to celebrate their faith experience during ....
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14th November, 2013
Rickshaw pullers keep Faith Year
Kolkata:  In a rare Year of Faith activity, a Kolkata city parish organized a unique public rally and liturgic....
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12th November, 2013
Latin, Syrian dioceses ink agreement for coexistence
New Delhi:  The dioceses of Latin and Syro-Malabar rites in Delhi area have come up with a set of mutually agr....
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12th November, 2013
Goa Catholics to accommodate 2,000 delegates in their homes
Panaji: In an effort to strengthen small Christian communities (SCCs), over 2,000 delegates from across the country....
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4th November, 2013
Mysore Priests Conferred Award by Newspapers Association of India
New Delhi (CBCI News):  On October 30, was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for social work by ....
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2nd November, 2013
Year of Faith Procession Attracts Thousands
Vijayawada (CBCI News): Holding  burning candles in their hands thousands of Catholics  walked the  ....
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1st November, 2013
Mother Teresa Award goes to biker-turned-activist fighting to free child soldiers
Mumbai: The Harmony Foundation presented the award to Sam Childers, an American Christian who has been fighting aga....
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30th October, 2013
Priest Publishes English Novel - Kenosis – Story of A Bleeding Heart
New Delhi (CBCI News): The  novel ‘Kenosis’ portrays a priest, Fr. Xavier who empties himself for the cause of....
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30th October, 2013
Cedric Prakash Conferred ‘Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice’
Jesuit Father Cedric Prakash was conferred Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice. While receiving the Awa....
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30th October, 2013
Migrant Catholic Community of Mumbai Celebrate their Faith
Mumbai (CBCI News): Some 6000 Catholic migrant workers in Mumbai came together at St. Theresa’s Church, Bandra, &nb....
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29th October, 2013
Pope Francis thanks his predecessor for the “Jesus of Nazareth” trilogy, and awards the Ratzinger prize for theology
Vatican City: This morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace Pope Francis awarded the Ratzinge....
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29th October, 2013
Message to Hindus for the feast of Deepavali
Vatican City: “Christians and Hindus: fostering human relationships through friendship and solidarity” is the theme....
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23rd October, 2013
Promote Integral and Solidary Humanism, JPDO-CBCI tells activists in Jharkhand
New Delhi (CBCI News): A workshop on Catholic Social Teaching was conducted by the Justice, Peace and Development O....
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19th October, 2013
World Mission Day - Catholic Church Statics 2013
Vatican City: As every year, in view of World Mission Day, this year celebrated on Sunday, October 20, Fides News S....
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19th October, 2013
Cardinal Oswald Gracias calls on Smt. Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi  (CBCI News): The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), Cardinal Oswald Gra....
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18th October, 2013
Church groups rush to help flood victims
New Delhi: Church organizations in India are preparing for massive relief work after Cyclone Phailin left nearly ni....
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17th October, 2013
Appointment of Most Rev. Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of Varanasi, as Bishop of Allahabad.
Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wi....
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12th October, 2013
CBCI Plenary Assembly Rescheduled
CBCI President Cardinal Oswald Gracias has informed in a letter that the CBCI Pleanary Assembly scheduled to have b....
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9th October, 2013
Mumbai Archdiocese Launch Petition for Women Safety
Mumbai: For the International Day of the Girl Child (11th October), the Archdiocese of Mumbai launched a petition a....
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8th October, 2013
Mass in Memory of Thomas Aquino d’ Sequeira Held
New Delhi (CBCI News): Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio presided over a concelebrated Eucharist at ....
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8th October, 2013
Dr. Felix Podimattam to Figure in Limca Book of Records
New Delhi, (CBCI News) : One of India’s leading moral theologian and renowned author Capuchin Father Felix Podimatt....
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8th October, 2013
Small Christian Communities to Celebrate Year of Faith Conclusion
The Small Christian Communities movement is holding a national convention in Goa, November 18-21, to mark the concl....
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7th October, 2013
National Seminar on Communications for Theology Students Held
New Delhi (CBCI News):  Formation in social communication is indispensible for the formation of pastoral perso....
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7th October, 2013
Catholic Higher Education Society Stress Values in Higher Education
Agra (CBCI News): The Catholic Church in  India has a great dream to offer quality higher education and to rei....
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2nd October, 2013
CBCI-JPD Office calls for Social Activism in Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi (CBCI News): The CBCI Office for Justice, Peace and Development organized a two-day workshop on Catholic ....
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1st October, 2013
Hindi broadcaster from India receives Vatican Radio award
Rome: Vatican Radio bestowed its meritorious service awards for 2013 to four of its staff on Saturday on the Feast ....
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1st October, 2013
Council of Cardinals Begin Meeting in Rome; Cardinal Gracias of India among the Eight
Vatican City: Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, briefed journalists today on ....
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1st October, 2013
World Day of Catechists - Pope Asks Catechists to Awaken Memory of God in Others
Vatican City: More than 100,000 pilgrims participated at the open air Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday with Pop....
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1st October, 2013
Pope to International Meeting for Peace: 'There Can Be No Religious Justification for Violence'
Vatican City: Pope Francis met today with participants of the International Meeting for Peace which is organized by....
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1st October, 2013
John XXIII and John Paul II To Be Canonized on April 27th
Vatican City:  In the first consistory that he has convened, Pope Francis has announced that the canonizat....
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1st October, 2013
Pope: Communication to be at the service of an authentic culture of encounter
Vatican City : The age of globalization is making communication possible even in the most remote parts of the world....
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1st October, 2013
Cardinal Alencherry Blesses Tallest Statue of Divine Mercy
Sagar (CBCI News): George Cardinal Alencherry, Head of the Syro Malabar Church,  blessed and inaugurated  ....
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30th September, 2013
Karnataka CM Visits Bishop ; Thanks the Christian Community for Support
Mangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visited Bishop of Mangalore at Bishop’s House, here, September 29.....
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25th September, 2013
Christian community in India protests Peshawar Massacre
New Delhi ( CBCI News): Christians in India’s national capital New Delhi held demonstration at Pakistan High Commis....
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25th September, 2013
National Catechetical Conference Held
New Delhi (CBCI News): The Conference of Catholic Bishops’ of India (CCBI) - Commission for Catechetics organized i....
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24th September, 2013
CBCI - Office for Laity conduct Seminar for North East Region
New Delhi (CBCI News): The CBCI - Office for Laity conducted a two-day Seminar on " Lay Leadership in Public L....
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23rd September, 2013
CBCI Condemns the Bomb Blast at All Saints Church, Peshawar
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India is deeply distressed at the bomb blast at the All Saints Church, Peshawar....
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23rd September, 2013
Be agents of social transformation: Delhi Archbishop
New Delhi (CBCI News): Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi told the participants of a seminar on Catholic Social Teachin....
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23rd September, 2013
Suicide bomber attacks Pakistan church, 78 dead
Peshawar, Pakistan: Officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a historic church in the northwestern Pakistani cit....
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20th September, 2013
"Day of Catechists" To Be Held in Rome
Vatican City: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization,....
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20th September, 2013
Francis' Address to New Bishops on Pilgrimage in Rome
Vatican City: Today, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the recently appointed Bishops taking part in the....
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12th September, 2013
Francis' Message on Church's Concept of Family "The future of society, and concretely of Italian society, is rooted in the elderly and in young people"
Vatican City: Here is a translation of Francis' message to participants in the 47th Social Week for Italian Cat....
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12th September, 2013
Court Upholds Disputed Bandel Church Land Ownership
Kolkata: In a land mark judgment  the Calcutta High Court upheld Church`s right over its disputed property end....
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11th September, 2013
Archbishop Peter Paul Prabhu passed away.
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, I am instructed by our Apostolic Nunc....
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10th September, 2013
RIP, Fr. Thomas d’Aquino Sequeira
It is with deep sorrow I inform you that Fr. Thomas d’Aquino Sequeira, the former Deputy Secretary General of CBCI,....
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8th September, 2013
PRINCIPLES FOR A JUST SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA
Vatican City: Yesterday Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States, met with ambassadors to....
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8th September, 2013
FRANCIS: WAR IS ALWAYS A DEFEAT FOR HUMANITY
Vatican City: More than a hundred thousand people gathered in St- Peter's Square this evening in response to Pope F....
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8th September, 2013
UN Dedicates International Day of Charity to Blessed Mother Teresa - September 5th
The  United Nations (UN) commemorated the anniversary of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta by declaring Septem....
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3rd September, 2013
Fr Joseph Chinnayyan appointed CBCI Spokesperson and PRO
New Delhi (CBCI News): The CBCI Standing Committee has appointed Fr Joseph Chinnayyan, Deputy Secretary General o....
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3rd September, 2013
Archbishop Pietro Parolin to be new secretary of state
Vatican City: The Holy Father today accepted the resignation of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone from the office of Secret....
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3rd September, 2013
Catholicos Moran Baselios Marthoma Paulose Ii to Visit Pope Francis
Vatican City:The Holy See Press Office announced this morning that from 4 to 6 September His Holiness Moran Baselio....
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3rd September, 2013
5th Anniversary of Kandhamal Riots: Activists Call for Stringent Laws against Communalism
New Delhi, (CBCI  News) :  AICC general secretary and senior Congress party leader, Digvijay Singh has ca....
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3rd September, 2013
Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called the entire Catholic Church, fellow Christians, followers of other religio....
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2nd September, 2013
Court Verdict Favours Minority Educational Institutions
Hyderabad (CBCI News): The Andhra Pradesh High Court in a judgment has struck down the government ban on filling-up....
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29th August, 2013
US Bishops' Statement on Today's 50th Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' Speech
Washington, D.C: Here is a statement from the US bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church on today's ....
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29th August, 2013
Adivasi group to agitate for removal of ‘tribal’ Virgin Mary statue
Religious leaders of the Sarna tribe have announced an agitation this December demanding that a statue of Virgin ....
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23rd August, 2013
Appointment of Rev. Fr. Jose Puthenveettil as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly
New Delhi (CBCI News):The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kera....
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19th August, 2013
All India Catholic Union Calls for Greater Lay Participation in Church
 Kolkata: The All India Catholic Union, representing the Christ’s faithful of the country, has expressed its g....
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19th August, 2013
Catholic Church in Egypt Release Statement on Violent Protests
Cairo: The Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Ibrahim Isaac released a statement today regarding the dire politi....
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19th August, 2013
Pope Francis: 'Faith and Violence Are Incompatible' Prays for Victims of Violence in Egypt, Ferry Disaster in Philippines
Vatican City: During his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called on the faithful to look to God for stre....
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19th August, 2013
Egypt: at least 60 churches attacked in 4 days of violence
Egypt: Following four days of violence against Christian institutions in Egypt, “nearly 40 churches have been loote....
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19th August, 2013
Youths revive dying musical instrument
Ranchi:  An ancient musical instrument, brought to St Paul's Church in Ranchi in the 1880s, and lying neglecte....
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9th August, 2013
International Day of Indigenous Peoples
Washington: On 9 August every year we celebrate the International Day of the world’s Indigenous Peoples, which was ....
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9th August, 2013
August 10th -Black Day for Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims
New Delhi (CBCI News): Black Day was observed in New Delhi on 9th August 2013 from 4 pm to 5 pm in front of the Sac....
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7th August, 2013
Pope Francis Greets the Muslims around the World on ‘Id ul-Fitr’
New Delhi (CBCI News): His Holiness Pope Francis in a personal message addressed to all the Muslims throughout the ....
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4th August, 2013
Pala to Host CBCI General Assembly 2014
New Delhi (CBCI News): The diocese of Palai will host the 2014 plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops Conference ....
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31st July, 2013
Communique on World Peace Day
Vatican City: Here is the translation of the communique released by the Holy See regarding the theme upcoming of th....
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31st July, 2013
Admiration for the Faith of Young Pilgrims
Birmingham: Asked for his thoughts and reflections about World Youth Day 2013 Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archbisho....
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31st July, 2013
5,000 Youth Offer Themselves for Priesthood and Religious Life
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: On Monday, a Vocational Meeting organized by the Neocatechumenal Way was held in Rio de Jan....
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31st July, 2013
Pope Francis Chooses Theme for World Day of Peace
Vatican City: The Holy See Press Office today announced the theme for the 47th World Day of Peace which was chosen ....
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31st July, 2013
WYD: Reflections
Rome:  Now that World Youth Day in Brazil has come and gone, some of those who were there are looking back and....
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31st July, 2013
Domestic workers demand comprehensive legislation
New Delhi: More than two thousand domesticworkers from 14 states staged a rally and dharna in New Delhi on July 31 ....
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29th July, 2013
Krakow to Host World Youth Day 2016
Vatican City: Following Holy Mass, the Pope thanked the young people present “for all the joy you have given me in ....
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29th July, 2013
The Experience of WYD must not stay " locked up"
Vatican City: At 10.00 a.m. yesterday, Sunday (3.00 p.m. Rome time) the Pope celebrated Holy Mass for the 28th Worl....
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26th July, 2013
Ukraine Marks 1,025 Years of Christianity
Rome: The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) participated in the commemoration of the 1025th annive....
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26th July, 2013
Pope Francis: "Put in Faith, Hope, And Love!"
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Blessed Joseph Anchieta, of the Society of Jesus, wrote on the sand of the Brazilian beac....
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26th July, 2013
Pope Meets with Argentinian Youth
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Thousands of Argentinian youth in Rio for World Youth Day met with the Holy Father yesterda....
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26th July, 2013
Pope Francis Reflects on the Importance of Grandparents
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: The Holy Father reflected on the role of grandparents on the Feast of Saints Joachim and An....
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26th July, 2013
Dioceses of Sambalpur, Rourkela and Dipu get new Bishops
New Delhi (CBCI News): In Ecclesiastical Provisions made public in Rome on Friday, 26th July, 2013, His Holiness Po....
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24th July, 2013
Other Pontifical Acts
Vatican City:Today, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Leo Cushley as metropolitan archbishop of Saint. Andrews and Ed....
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24th July, 2013
Inaguration ofthe 28th World Youth Day
Vatican City: Yesterday afternoon more than half a million young people participated in the opening Mass of the....
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22nd July, 2013
CBCI - JPD Office Fosters Lay Leadership for Just Odisha
New Delhi(CBCI News):Around 70 Christian activists from five different dioceses took part in a special leadership t....
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21st July, 2013
Cardinal Pimenta passes away
Mumbai:  Cardinal Simon Pimenta, retired archbishop of Mumbai, passed away Friday night. He was 93. Fun....
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18th July, 2013
Pope grants indulgences for World Youth Day
Vatican City: Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence – a remission of all temporal punishment due to sin – to....
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16th July, 2013
The Pope Greets Employees of the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo
Vatican City: “I have come to spend a day meeting with the citizens of Castel Gandolfo, with the pilgrims and all t....
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16th July, 2013
Jagdalpur diocese gets new bishop
Vatican City:  Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Joseph Kollamparampil as the bishop of Jagdalpur diocese. T....
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7th July, 2013
Pope to Seminarians, Novices: yours is a mission of joy, mercy and prayer
Rome: Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of seminarians, novices, consecrated lay persons and clergy in St.....
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5th July, 2013
Pope's encyclical: may the light of faith shine upon everyone
Rome:  Pope Francis has published his first encyclical titled 'Lumen fidei', or 'The light of faith.' The docu....
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5th July, 2013
Pope Francis to canonize John Paul II and John XXIII
Rome: Pope Francis has cleared John Paul II for sainthood. On Friday morning, he signed a decree that attributes a ....
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5th July, 2013
Kandhamal Priest Conferred National Minority Day Award
New Delhi: Fr. Ajay Kumar Singh, a human right activist from Kandhamal, was conferred the National Minority Right D....
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3rd July, 2013
Raipur Gets New Archbishop
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis  has accepted the resignation of Most Rev. Joseph Augustine Charanakunne....
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3rd July, 2013
Holy See urges truly human-centered health care
Vatican: Decrying that every day, 19,000 children under the age of five die from preventable causes of death, and t....
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3rd July, 2013
Difference Makers
New Delhi (NISCORT):  A skill training program for the physically challenged was inaugurated at NISCORT on Jul....
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3rd July, 2013
Like St. Escrivá, Let’s Bring Christ into daily life: Bishop Percival Fernandez
Mumbai:  Bringing the Word of God in the context in which we live, speaking of Christ and what he represents f....
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3rd July, 2013
Catholic Businessman receives Social Reformer Award
Mumbai: “A statement of professional quality is the only way to allow poor children to make progress and realise th....
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28th June, 2013
Appeal from the CBCI President, His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, for contribution towards Uttarakhand Relief Works.
Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, Rev. Father/Sister/Brother, On behalf of the Church in India, I wish ....
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26th June, 2013
New Yorkers Welcome Defeat of Abortion Bill "A Remarkable Victory for Unborn Children"
New York: Here is a statement from the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the Bishops of New York....
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26th June, 2013
Catechism Made Into Video: 70 Episodes Present Church Teaching
Rome: The Catechism of the Catholic Church has been made into a video production in an effort to explain and share ....
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26th June, 2013
35 Archbishops to Get Pallium, Three from India
New Delhi (CBCI News):    Pope Francis will impose the pallium on 35 archbishops from various parts of th....
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25th June, 2013
Indian church groups join rescue, relief efforts in flooded northeast
Thrissur:  Church charity groups in India joined security personnel in rescue and relief work for hundreds o....
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25th June, 2013
Catholics and Lutherans agree to bury the hatchet
Vatican City: Lutherans and Catholics have pledged to celebrate together the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Re....
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23rd June, 2013
Archbishop Luigi Travaglino´s Address to the 38th Session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Conference
Rome: Here is a translation of the address of the Apostolic Nuncio and head of the Holy See Delegation, H.E. Archbi....
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23rd June, 2013
Pope's Address to Participants of UN Food and Agricultural Organization Conference
Vatican City: Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address to the participants of the United Nations Food and....
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23rd June, 2013
Human Dignity and Human Trafficking
Philadelphia:  “Today there are millions of women and children around the world enslaved without a voice in si....
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21st June, 2013
CBCI Expresses Solidarity with the Victims of Uttarakhand Calamity
New Delhi(CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) wishes to express its deep concern over ....
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20th June, 2013
Inclusion of St. Joseph’s name in all Canons of the Mass in the Roman Missal.
The Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, by virtue of the faculties granted by....
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19th June, 2013
New Catholic Church opens its doors in the United Arab Emirates
New Delhi (CBCI News):  A new Catholic Church has opened its doors just north of Dubai in the city of Ras Al K....
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15th June, 2013
Celebrating Fathers: Our Earthly Fathers – Guest Post from Dr. Paul Gondreau
Today we’re honored to welcome Dr. Paul Gondreau as a guest on our site. On Easter Sunday, 2013, Pope Francis rea....
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15th June, 2013
Francis Meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Vatican City: Pope Francis met today with His Grace Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of the Angli....
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15th June, 2013
Protecting the Child's Dignity in Health Care
Rome: When children become ill, methods used to treat them should not only seek to heal the illness, but respect th....
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15th June, 2013
Catholics, Orthodox Team Up to Promote Internet Safety
Washington, D.C:  The Communications Department of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Gre....
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13th June, 2013
New Bishops for Eluru and Jullundur Appointed
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Francis has appointed Rt. Rev. Franco Mulakkal, till now Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi, as ....
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10th June, 2013
Workshop on Media for Church Leaders Held
Guwahati  (CBCI News) :  North East Social Communication (NESCOM) organized a two- day workshop in North ....
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10th June, 2013
Major Seminary Professors Attend Refresher Course
Dalhousie (CBCI News):  The Annual Refresher Course for the professors of Holy Trinity Regional Major Seminary....
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9th June, 2013
Catholic Church Launch Poster Campaign to Combat Child Labour
New Delhi (CBCI News): Catholic Bishops of India (CBCI) Secretary General Archbishop Albert released a poster to la....
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31st May, 2013
Andrew Greeley, Chicago priest and best-selling novelist, dies at 85
Chicago: A best-selling novelist, renowned sociologist and outspoken commentator on all things Roman Catholic, the ....
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31st May, 2013
Pope closes Mary's month reflecting on her spiritual attitude
Vatican City: After a Rosary in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of May, Pope Francis asked people to “listen, de....
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31st May, 2013
Keeping up with Francis: The nuances of Vatican communications
Vatican City:  Of the various innovations that Pope Francishas already introduced into the way a pontiff lives....
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31st May, 2013
Vatican officials decry persecution of Christians around the world
Geneva : More than 100,000 Christians are killed each year because of their faith, and millions more face bigotry, ....
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31st May, 2013
Mary is Refuge of All People, Especially of the Poor and Suffering: Prioress
Mumbai: Sister Gemma, prioress of the Carmelite Monastery in Mumbai, underlined the importance of the feast of the ....
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27th May, 2013
Holy See Holds Summit on Forced Migrations
Rome:The summit of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People began onTuesday, May 21, and ended on F....
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27th May, 2013
Diocesan Priests Forum Hold National Seminar
Bangalore (CBCI News): Sixty five priests representing the diocesan priests from all over the country gathered toda....
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22nd May, 2013
Celine Nirmala Re- Elected to Head Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation
The Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Coimbatore, has  ....
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22nd May, 2013
Vatican Delegation Welcomes global health development goals at 66th World Health Assembly
Rome:  Here is the intervention by the Holy See delegation to the 66th World Health Assembly. The meeting is u....
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22nd May, 2013
Game Show Nuns Hoping for $100,000 Win
San Francisco: A trio of Bible-expert nuns are hoping to be awarded $100,000 and a $10,000 bonus when they compete ....
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22nd May, 2013
Benedictine Nuns' Album Debuts at No. 1
New York:  A contemplative group of Benedictines from Missouri have a second No. 1 hit on their hands. "....
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22nd May, 2013
First Vatican Report Against Money Laundering Released
Vatican City: The Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) published its first annual report, which examines....
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22nd May, 2013
Pope Calls Missionaries of Charity House 'A Beautiful Reality Within the Vatican'
Vatican City: Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis visited the ‘Casa Dono di Maria’ (Gift of Mary House), a soup kitch....
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20th May, 2013
Pope Laments a World where Homelessness and Hunger is not News
Vatican City: Pope Francis shared personal moments with 200,000 people on Saturday, telling them he sometimes nod....
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20th May, 2013
India Detains Two Suspects Over Killing Australian Missionary, Sons
New Delhi: Nearly fourteen years after Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were burned to death b....
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20th May, 2013
Politics Can Be a Path to Holiness: Cardinal Tauran
Paris: The president of the Vatican's council for interreligious dialogue says that politics can be a path to holin....
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20th May, 2013
Holy See to Participate in 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice
Vatican City: For the first time ever, the Holy See willbe present at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Veni....
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20th May, 2013
Pope Francis: Money Has to Serve, Not to Rule
Vatican City: Pope Francis is emphasizing the predominance of ethics in economic and social matters and warning tha....
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20th May, 2013
Pope Meets with Directors of Pontifical Missionary Works
Vatican City: Pope Francis met today with directors of the Pontifical Missionary Works (POM), also known as the Pon....
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20th May, 2013
The Pope launches "Missio", an "App" for smart phones with Fides news
Vatican City:  Fides News is available in eight languages, even on an "App" (application) for smartp....
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15th May, 2013
Mumbai gets two auxiliary bishops
Mumbai:  Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed two auxiliary bishops for the archdiocese of Bombay to assist i....
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15th May, 2013
Archdiocese of Bombay gets two Auxiliary Bishops
Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wi....
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15th May, 2013
Adoration Service
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency, I wish you a Happy Feast of the descent o....
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14th May, 2013
Catholics Increase Worldwide: Holy See’s Statistical Yearbook and Directory
Vatican City: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, along with Archbishop Angelo Becciu, s....
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14th May, 2013
Pontiff Celebrates Mass With Argentine Journalists
Vatican City: On Saturday, Pope Francis celebrated his daily Mass in Saint Martha’s residence. At the end of th....
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14th May, 2013
Pope Makes Appeal to Respect Life from the Moment of Conception
Vatican City: Before concluding the Mass that gave the Church 802 new saints, Pope Francis greeted the official....
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14th May, 2013
Francis Canonizes Record-Breaking Number of Saints: 802
Vatican City: Pope Francis presided over the first canonizations of his pontificate at a Mass in St. Peter's Sq....
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13th May, 2013
CBCI Regional Secretaries for Education and Culture Seek Amendment to RTE
New Delhi (CBCI News):  After a round of meeting of heads of Minority schools including the Muslims and othe....
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10th May, 2013
Mary is a mother who helps Christians grow, pope says at rosary
Rome : Mary is a mother who helps Christians grow, face the difficulties of life and use their freedom ....
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10th May, 2013
Through blogs, Catholic moms share their faith as 'digital disciples'
WASHINGTON: One of Mary's titles is "Christ's First Disciple," and some of Christ's earliest follower....
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10th May, 2013
"The suffering of immigrants has to stop!" says Cardinal Dolan
New York City: "Now is the time to face the issue," said the Cardinal of New York, His Excellency Timothy....
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10th May, 2013
Bishops' Appeal for the elections: "Vote for those who promote harmony"
Karachi:  "As Bishops, we invite you to vote for those who promise a free, fair, democratic, respectf....
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10th May, 2013
Pope Francis to canonize Mother Laura Montoya, first Colombian saint
Rome:  May 12 will be an important date in Colombia's history, when Pope Francis canonizes the country's f....
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10th May, 2013
Tweeting the Good News
Rome:  Since the first papal tweet was sent by Pope Benedict XVI in December 12, over 6 million followers ha....
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7th May, 2013
300,000 babies die in India every year: survey
New Delhi:  India tops the list of babies that die on the day they are born, says a recent report. Of....
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7th May, 2013
Key clues found in rector’s murder case
Bangalore: The police investigating the killing of seminary rector K J Thomas say they have found vital clues,....
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7th May, 2013
Cardinal Gracias cautions political parties on religious freedom
Mumbai: Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay has cautioned political parties not to exploit religion for politica....
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7th May, 2013
Cardinal Gracias cautions political parties on religious freedom
Mumbai: Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay has cautioned political parties not to exploit religion for politica....
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7th May, 2013
Veteran Missionary Dies
Mangalore (CBCI News): Sr  Aquilina of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Queen of  the ....
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6th May, 2013
Divine Word Parish attacked in Tanzania
Eight people - including four Saudi nationals - have been arrested over an explosion that killed three people at a ....
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6th May, 2013
Court Allows Demolition of Church
  Coimbatore: The Madras High Court has vacated the stay on the demolition of a 164-year-old church in C....
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6th May, 2013
Violence in Dhaka: Archbishop Appeals for Peace
Bangladesh: At least 28 have been killed following a second day of clashes between police and tens of thousands of ....
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6th May, 2013
Cardinal urged to Appeal Against Death Penalty of Veerappan Aides
Thiruvananthapuram: A Tamil Nadu-based people’s movement has urged Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis to intervene ....
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6th May, 2013
CRI gets New National Secretary
New Delhi: A Salesian priest has been appointed to head the operations of Conference of Religious India (CRI),....
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2nd May, 2013
Vatican Message to Buddhists for Feast of Vesakh
Vatican City: Here is a message signed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, respectivel....
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2nd May, 2013
500 Men to Be Ordained Priests in US in 2013
Washington: The US bishops' conference released results of The Class of 2013: Survey of Ordinands to the Priesthood....
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2nd May, 2013
Proclaiming Christ Called a Necessary Part of Interreligious Dialogue
London: In true interreligious dialogue, Christian participants will desire to make Jesus more and more known and l....
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2nd May, 2013
Pope Francis Welcomes Benedict XVI Back to Vatican
Vatican City: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back to the Vatican this afternoon, where he was welcomed at the d....
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30th April, 2013
Pope appeals for workplace safety following factory collapse in Bangladesh
Vatican City: After the traditional Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis recalled the victims and the famili....
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25th April, 2013
Pope Celebrates His Saint's Day With Cardinals And Notes That The Church Advances Between Cross And Resurrection
Vatican City:  In the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican yesterday, the feast of St. George, the Holy Father presid....
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25th April, 2013
Goa Catholics oppose Sun Worship
Goa: The Catholic Association of Goa (CAG) has complained to state governor and other high officials against event ....
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25th April, 2013
US Catholics to Support Church's Work in Media
Washington: Catholics in the US can support Church communications through contributions the weekend of May 11-12 to....
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25th April, 2013
The Liberation of Two Orthodox Bishops: Between Hope and Reality
Rome:  “Hope comes to us dressed in rags, so that we will make a party dress for it” (Paul Ricoeur). We have w....
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25th April, 2013
Pope Appeals for End of Violence in Syria
Vatican City: At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience address, Pope Francis called for an end to the blood....
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25th April, 2013
Pope Francis to Attend Upcoming Year of Faith Events
Vatican City: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization ....
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25th April, 2013
Musicians Follow Call to New Evangelization
Philadelphia: Following the call to the new evangelization, founders of the band Scythian are using their own succe....
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23rd April, 2013
Gunmen Free Two Kidnapped Archbishops In Syria
Gunmen freed two Orthodox Christian archbishops after holding them against their will for less than 24 hours in nor....
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23rd April, 2013
Pope Francis Celebrates Feast of St. George Mass
Vatican City:  Pope Francis celebrated the feast of Saint George at the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace....
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23rd April, 2013
Catholic Nun receives Mother Teresa Memorial Award
New Delhi (CBCI News): Sr. Cecilia Rodrigues of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate from Siliguri, West Bengal....
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23rd April, 2013
UN Nuncio Speaks At Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict
Below is a Statement by H.E. Francis A. Chullikatt, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Uni....
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23rd April, 2013
Christian Activists In North East India Demand Ethics In Economic Development
Guwahati (CBCINews): At a two-day workshop on Catholic Social Teaching organised by the CBCIOffice for Justice, Pea....
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23rd April, 2013
Women Committed for Life for the Proclamation of the Word
Vijayawada (CBCI News): On the eve of the vocation Sunday six women made their final vows in the congregation ....
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23rd April, 2013
Be Pastors Not Functionaries, Pope Says To New Priests
Vatican City: This morning in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis conferred priestlyordination upon ten deacons from....
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20th April, 2013
Press Release: Murder of Rector Fr. K J Thomas, Banaglore
19th April, 2013  PRESS RELEASE Bishops of the Board of Administration of St. Peter’s Po....
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20th April, 2013
Vatican Spokesman Named Communicator of the Year
Vatican City: A German financial services company has named the director of the Vatican press office as "commu....
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18th April, 2013
Catholic priest to donate kidney to Muslim man
Trivandrum: Timely help by a Catholic priest will help save the life of a Muslim man in Kerala. Father Kidanga....
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18th April, 2013
World Youth Day '13 Is Less Than 100 Days Away
Brazil: A video invitation to "Meet in Brazil" is encouraging young people of the globe to attend World Y....
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18th April, 2013
Bishop Peter M. Chenaparambil Dies
New Delhi (CBCI News): Bishop  Peter M. Chenaparambil, 83, Bishop-Emeritus of Alleppey, passed away on 18th Ap....
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17th April, 2013
Caritas Lebanon Asks for Help With Syrian Refugees
Rome: The president of Caritas in Lebanon says they need international aid to care for refugees from Syria, whose n....
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17th April, 2013
Pope Francis Prays for Earthquake Victims
Vatican City: At the end of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis appealed to the faithful present to pray for ....
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17th April, 2013
Press Release: Pacem in Terris – an Incessant Appeal for Peace on Earth
  Press Release Pacem in Terris – an Incessant Appeal for Peace on Earth: OJPD-CBCI   This da....
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16th April, 2013
In The World There Are Between 5 and 8 Million Child Workers
Rome : As every year, the World Day against Child Slavery is celebrated on April 16 . It was established in 1995, a....
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16th April, 2013
Pope Sends Condolence Telegram to Victims of Boston Marathon Bombing
Vatican City: This afternoon, Pope Francis sent a condolence telegram to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing....
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16th April, 2013
International Family Centre in Nazareth
Vatican City: This morning in the Press Office of the Holy See, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontif....
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15th April, 2013
Pope Remembers Persecuted Christians at the Regina Coeli
Vatican City: The episode narrated in the Acts of the Apostles that tells of the time Jesus first preached in Jerus....
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15th April, 2013
Inconsistency of Pastors and Faithful Undermines Church’s Credibility
Vatican City: Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis presided over Mass at Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls on his first vis....
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15th April, 2013
CBCI President Cardinal Gracias in Papal Advisory Team
New Delhi (CBCI News): Cardinal Oswald Gracias, The President of CBCI  is among eight high-ranking cardinals w....
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13th April, 2013
New Bishop Appointed For Warangal Diocese
New Delhi (CBCI News) Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Udumula Bala, as new Bishop of Warangal Diocese. The di....
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9th April, 2013
Taking Possession of Cathedra as Bishop of Rome, Pope Speaks Of God's Patience
Vatican City: At 5:30pm in the Basilica of St. John Lateran yesterday, Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated....
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7th April, 2013
UNIV 2013 Indian university students: Meeting Pope Francis
Mumbai:  "A moment of grace, which has given us joy for life and holiness." These were the words of ....
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5th April, 2013
Press Statement: Condolences to the victims of the collapsed building at Thane
PRESS STATEMENT Condolences to the victims of the collapsed building, Illegally constructed in Thane, Mumbai.....
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4th April, 2013
North East India Bishops reiterate Pope Francis’ Stand on Poor
Agartala (CBCI News):  Echoing the predilection for the poor that Pope Francis famously made known at the begi....
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4th April, 2013
Spanish bishops issue video to promote religious education in schools
Rome:  The first day of class, a professor thanked his students for showing up to class to learn something tha....
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4th April, 2013
World Youth Day in Rio "Goes Green." Organizers to promote care for the environment
Brazil: When it comes to protecting the enviornment, the  Catholic Church has been quite vocal in the past f....
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4th April, 2013
Pope's sister: Francis 'plenty tough enough' to lead
Though there aren’t yet hard numbers to back it up, it’s a good bet that the single most interviewed human being on....
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4th April, 2013
Press Release: Pastoral Letter for the ‘Year of Faith’
Press Release Catholic Bishops of North East India Release  Pastoral Letter for the ‘Year of Faith’ ....
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4th April, 2013
Bidding Adieu to Heaven - Fr. K. J. Thomas, Rector, St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary
Ootacamund (CBCI NEWS): The St. Mary’s Church, ground was fully packed at 10.00 a.m, when bishops, clergy, religiou....
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3rd April, 2013
Francis Visits Tombs of Predecessors
Vatican City: Francis visited the tomb of Blessed Pope John Paul II, on the eighth anniversary of his death. Th....
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3rd April, 2013
John Paul II Reflection on the 'Uncharted Territory' of Eternity
Vatican City:  - To mark today's eighth anniversary of the death of John Paul II, here is an excerpt from his ....
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3rd April, 2013
Vatican Message for World Autism Day
Vatican City: Here is a message from the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, Archbishop....
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1st April, 2013
St Peter's Seminary Rector Murdered; Archbishop Condemns Act
Bangalore:  Archbishop of Bangalore Dr Bernard Moras has condoled the shocking demise of Fr K J Thomas, rector....
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31st March, 2013
CBCI Office for Justice, Peace and Development Observe Romero Day
New Delhi  (CBCI News):    The Office for Justice, Peace and Development (OJPD-CBCI) organised ....
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31st March, 2013
Pope Francis Warns Priests that Insatisfaction Comes From Not Going Out of Oneself
Vatican City: This morning, Pope Francis warned Catholicpriests around the world that “the reason why some priests ....
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31st March, 2013
Church Leaders Call to Continue Dialogue in Riot Affected Areas of Assam
Guwahati (CBCI News):  Addressing a meeting of representatives of the communities affected by ethnic viol....
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20th March, 2013
Inauguration of the Pontificate of Pope Francis Observed
CBCI and the Delhi Archdiocese Jointly Observed the Inauguration of the Pontificate of Pope Francis Ne....
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20th March, 2013
Pope's Motto: 'Miserando Atque Eligendo'
Vatican City:  Pope Francis has chosen to remain with his episcopal seal and motto. Added to the original ....
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20th March, 2013
Pope Francis' Ring
Vatican City:  This is the history of the Fisherman’s Ring that, beginning today, Pope Francis will wear o....
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20th March, 2013
Pope's Surprise Phonecall To Plaza De Mayo
Vatican City:  The thousands of people who spent a sleepless night in the main square of Buenos Aires, Plaza d....
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19th March, 2013
Thousands join Delhi Mass for new pope
Thousands joined a thanksgiving Mass at New Delhi Sacred heart Cathedral to pray for Pope Francis as the newly elec....
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17th March, 2013
APFC to Take Ecumenical Movement To Grass-Roots
Hyderabad (CBCI News): The General Body meeting of the Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC), which is a reg....
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17th March, 2013
Study Seminar on Interreligious Dialogue Held
New Delhi (CBCI News):  A study seminar on Interreligious Dialogue was held for the priests and religious ....
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17th March, 2013
600 Children Attend Art for Peace Camps in Riot Affected Lower Assam
Bongaigaon (CBCI News): A team of artists under the aegis of Art.i, concluded a weeklong art camp, March 10-16....
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15th March, 2013
Mother Teresa Chair in IGNOU Inaugurated
New Delhi: Government of India shall establish 50,000 Technology/Skill education Centres to provide skills to 50 la....
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15th March, 2013
Patriarch Kirill's Message to Pope Francis
Mosco: Holiness Francis, Pope of Rome Your Holiness: I congratulate you on your election to the emine....
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15th March, 2013
Pope Francis' Address to Cardinals
Vatican City: Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to the cardinals. Brother Cardinals....
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15th March, 2013
Pope Francis' First Activities
Vatican City:  During the course of this afternoon's press conference, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director o....
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15th March, 2013
Mass with Cardinal Electors in the Sistine Chapel
Vatican City: The Holy Father's first liturgical celebration will be with the cardinals who participated in the Con....
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15th March, 2013
New Pope Francis visits St. Mary major, Collects suitcases and pays bill at Hotel
Vatican City:  It was no secret. Like one who has no cares that everyone knows what he intended to do, at 8:24....
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15th March, 2013
Pope Gives 1st Impressions of Simplicity, Sense of Humor
ROME: Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, today commented on the Pope's first pu....
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15th March, 2013
Events on Francis' Schedule
Vatican City: The Vatican press office announced the schedule for some of Pope Francis' first activities in the....
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15th March, 2013
Pope Francis Celebrates Mass With Cardinals
Vatican City: Francis neared the end of his first full day as Pontiff by celebrating Mass with the men who elected ....
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15th March, 2013
Prioress Cloistered Carmelite: with Pope Francis God has fulfilled our wishes
Mumbai: "God gave us a new pope with a heart like that of Jesus, responding with generosity to our wishes,....
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14th March, 2013
Fr. Lombardi: Joy at election of Latin American Pope
Vatican City:  “I am very happy that a Latin American has been elected. We know the hopes that it would have b....
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14th March, 2013
Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?
Vatican City: Following is the official biography of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. Cardinal Jorge Mario....
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14th March, 2013
Cardinal Bergoglio Elected To Pontificate
Vatican City: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., was elected as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter, a....
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14th March, 2013
Statement: Election of the new Pontiff, Pope Francis I
STATEMENT March 14, 2013, 1.00 a.m. Election of the new Pontiff, Pope Francis I The Catholic Bishops....
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12th March, 2013
Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl urges Catholics to pray for Conclave
Rome: At the March 10 Mass he celebrated at his titular church, the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. ....
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12th March, 2013
Every Cardinal in his Place: Internal Ranking Determines Seating Chart
Vatican City: In their general congregation meetings, in liturgical processions and in the Sistine Chapel, every ca....
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12th March, 2013
In digital age, Vatican Sticks with Smoke, Bells to Announce Results
Vatican City: Though the Vatican has become increasingly savvy with more modern forms of communication, it's still ....
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12th March, 2013
Preoccupation with pope's personality can be unhealthy, historian says
Vatican City: Centuries ago -- prior to mass media -- popes and the conclaves to elect them did not have the worldw....
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12th March, 2013
Quid est in Nomine? Latin Name is first Clue to New Pope's Identity
Vatican City:  The first clue to the identity of the new pope will be the announcement of his first name -- in....
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12th March, 2013
Pakistani Church Condemns Arson Attack on Christian Colony in Lahore
New Delhi: The Catholic Church in Pakistan condemned a March 9 attack by an estimated 3,000 Muslims on a Christian ....
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12th March, 2013
Whole Church Called to Enter Conclave in Prayer, Archbishop Says
Vatican City: Although there will only be 115 cardinals in the Sistine Chapel voting for a pope, the whole ....
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12th March, 2013
Conclave Starts Today
Vatican City: Cardinals gathered in Rome will start voting for Pope Benedict XVI's successor on March 12, the ....
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10th March, 2013
Press Statement: CBCI Condemns the Act of Violence on the Innocent Christians in Lahore
PRESS STATEMENT March 10th 2013 CBCI CONDEMNS THE ACT OF VIOLENCE ON THE   INNOC....
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7th March, 2013
Fr John Norohna Dies
New Delhi (CBCI News) Fr. John Norohna of St Francis XavierChurch Bow bazar Kolkata died in Kolkata at 11.50 p.m. T....
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7th March, 2013
Sistine Chapel gets ready, historic chimney brought in for Conclave
Vatican City:  The Sistine Chapel is getting ready for the Conclave. The team commissioned with preparing ....
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7th March, 2013
Cardinal Tauran in charge of pronouncing “ Habemus Papam”
Rome: French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran is 69 years old. He was born in Bordeaux and was ordained at the age 26....
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7th March, 2013
Day 3: Cardinals meet to prepare for Conclave. Still no date
Rome: The big question is, when will the conclave start? As of Wednesday, a date has not been set, but the Sist....
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7th March, 2013
Cardinals Gather In St. Peters to Pray for the Church
Vatican City: This afternoon, on the occasion of the General Congregations proceeding the Conclave, the College....
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7th March, 2013
Press Release: Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA) Elects New Team
New Delhi (CBCI News) The Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA) elected former Editor of The Teenager, Fr Alfons....
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5th March, 2013
Faith Sharing Exposure Programme Held
Guwahati (CBCI News)  Faith Sharing Exposure Programme  organized by the Archdiocese of  Guwahati in....
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5th March, 2013
Kerala Region Holds Training to Formulate Pastoral Plan for Latin Church
Ernakulum (CBCI News): With the background of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India’s Pastoral Plan fo....
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5th March, 2013
Vatican closes the Sistine Chapel as it prepares for the Conclave
Rome: March 5th at exactly 1 o'clock in the afternoon, the Sistine Chapel was closed off to the public, as the Vati....
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5th March, 2013
The New Urns for the Election of the Pope
Vatica City: From "Vacant Apostolic See" (Part III: The Conclave and the election of the Roman Pontiff; C....
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5th March, 2013
Date for Conclave Still Unknown, Say Cardinals on Day Two of General Congregation
Rome:  Cardinals Seán O'Malley and Daniel DiNardo addressed the press this afternoon at a conference following....
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5th March, 2013
Cardinals Send Telegram to Benedict XVI
Vatican City: On the second day of the General Congregation Meetings, the Cardinal Fathers gathered at the Synod Ha....
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5th March, 2013
Cardinals Continue Arriving for General Congregation Meetings
Vatican City: Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, briefed journalist today on t....
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5th March, 2013
The Church in India has a Steady Growth of the Laity: Cardinal Filoni
Chennai (CBCI News): Inaugurating the National Seminar for the Laity organized by the CBCI Office for Laity, t....
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5th March, 2013
Press Release: National Fact Finding Team on Gender Violence Express Concern, Call for Action
Press Release National Fact Finding Team on Gender Violence  Express Concern, Call for Action   &n....
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5th March, 2013
National Seminar on Media and People’s Outrage Held
New Delhi (CBCI News): A two-day national convention on Media and People’s Outrage was jointly organised by ....
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5th March, 2013
Mourning without Morning: The Church left without Pope, now thinking about successor
Vatican City: Even though the Pope didn't pass away, the Church at the moment is orphaned, so to speak. This of cou....
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1st March, 2013
Archdiocesan Youth Awards 2013 Conferred
New Delhi (CBCI News): In a ceremony held at Carmel Convent School, New Delhi  on 23 February by Indian C....
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1st March, 2013
Vatican Commission to Consider Christians and Muslims as 'Beacons of Hope'
Rome: The Vatican's commission for relations with Muslims is set to discuss over the next four years the theme &quo....
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1st March, 2013
Benedict XVI Ended Pontificate With 3 Million Twitter Followers
Vatican City: The nine @pontifex Twitter accounts reached over three million followers just before 8 pm on Thur....
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1st March, 2013
Cardinal Sodano Summons Cardinals to Rome
Vatican City: On the first day of Sede Vacante, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, has s....
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1st March, 2013
Benedict XVI's First Hours as Pope Emeritus
Vatican City: As the clock struck 8 yesterday evening, the time of Sede Vacante began, thus officially ending the p....
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1st March, 2013
Stamps and Coins of the Sede Vacante
Vatican City: The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Governorate of Vatican City State has issued four sta....
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1st March, 2013
Members of the College of Cardinals
Vatican City: The College of Cardinals is currently comprised of 207 cardinals: 117 Cardinal electors who can v....
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1st March, 2013
Benedict XVI is Well: Reading, Listening To Music, and Praying
Vatican City: The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., related some information ....
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1st March, 2013
First Congregations Of Cardinals This Coming Monday
Vatican City: Today, the first day of the Sede Vacante, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, h....
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1st March, 2013
Pope to College of Cardinals: “I will be near to You”
Vatican City: At 11:00am in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI greeted the College of Cardinals, whose dean, Car....
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27th February, 2013
CBCI President Calls for Prayer for the Conclave
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25th February, 2013
Public Relations Seminar Held In the Northern Region Chandigarh
New Delhi (CBCI News): Seminar on public relations, organized by the Regional Bishops’ Council of the North (RBCN....
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24th February, 2013
Delhi Chief Minister Bids Farewell to Archbishop Concessao
New Delhi  (CBCI News): The chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit hosted a programme to thank Archbishop ....
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24th February, 2013
Christian Council disappointed at President Address to Parliament
 New Delhi (CBCI News): [The following is the text of the Press Statement issued by Dr. John Dayal, S....
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24th February, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI: 'Pray for Me and Pray for the Next Pope'
Vatican City:  On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI greeted an estimated 100,000 pilgrims who gathered for the midday ....
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22nd February, 2013
List of cardinals who can vote in the conclave
Vatican City: The number of cardinals eligible to vote in the upcoming conclave stands at 117, but could decrease f....
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22nd February, 2013
Seminar on ‘Women Leadership’: Challenges and Prospects
Report on Seminar on ‘Women Leadership’: Challenges and Prospects Organised by All India Catholic Union & CB....
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22nd February, 2013
History of Conclaves: It's Grace That Sustains the Church
Rome: The history of conclaves is a fascinating one, although not always very edifying, particularly when popes wer....
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22nd February, 2013
Holy See Offers Rare Glimpse of Vatican City to Journalists
Vatican City: Millions of people from all walks of life have descended on Rome to see Pope Benedict XVI before the ....
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22nd February, 2013
World Youth Day Gets Global Facebook Page
Brazil: Facebook users who access the World Youth Day Rio '13 page will now benefit from the global setting supplie....
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22nd February, 2013
Vatican Press Office Director Confirms Details of Pontiff's Final Week
Vatican City: Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, today presented informatio....
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22nd February, 2013
Pax Christi Official Discuss Impact of Arab Spring on Palestine Liberation
New Delhi: At a meeting organised today by the Indian Solidarity Ecumenical Network (ISEN) – Kairos Palestine, Fr P....
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22nd February, 2013
Bishop Orestes Marengo’s Beatification Process Underway
Tura (CBCI News): The closing session of the diocesan inquiry into the virtues and life of holiness of the Ser....
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18th February, 2013
Catholic Social Teaching for Priests and Nuns Held
New Delhi (CBCI News): The workshop on Catholic Social Teaching for a Just Odisha was organized by CBCI Office for ....
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18th February, 2013
SIGNIS India Assembly Studies New Media for New Generation
Hyderabad (CBCI News): The India chapter of the world association of Catholic communications-  Signis India- &....
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17th February, 2013
A Day of Thanks for Pope Benedict XVI and his Pontificate
Mumbai: Christians from all over India will spend the day with Benedict XVI and his pontificate. The initiative is ....
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17th February, 2013
Pope's Resignation Directs Faithful to God
Rome: Pope Benedict XVI's greatest act – his resignation – shows the love which the pontiff has for the Church, and....
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17th February, 2013
Cardinal Filoni Releases CBCI Catholic Directory 2013
New Delhi: Fernando Cardinal Filoni, Prefect, Congregation for The Evangelization of Peoples, Rome, released &nbs....
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13th February, 2013
Prioress Cloistered Monastery: Benedict XVI’s choice, the result of courage and intimacy with Christ
Mumbai: "Only someone like Benedict XVI, in such intimacy with Jesus Christ and seeking God's will, would have....
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12th February, 2013
Following Mary's footsteps, we must "bear witness to our faith": Cardinal Filoni
Vailankanni: "The Church in India is a very vibrant church with a long and deep tradition, and in the cont....
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12th February, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI Not the First Pontiff to Resign Office
Jacksonville: As the world reacts to Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step down from the Chair of Peter, Prof. Donal....
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12th February, 2013
World and Religious Leaders Recall Pope's Devoted Leadership, Service to Church
Vatican City: Religious and world leaders from across the globe continued to pour in words of support for Pope Bene....
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12th February, 2013
Fr. Lombardi: 'Pope Benedict is Still Our Pope'
Vatican City: Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, met with journalists to follow-up on ye....
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11th February, 2013
Press Release - Pope Benedict XVI
It is with total surprise and sadness that I learnt about the resignation of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI this e....
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11th February, 2013
Pope Renounces Papal Throne
Vatican City: The Holy Father, at the end of today's consistory for causes for canonization, announced his resignat....
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11th February, 2013
Cardinals Eligible to Vote for the Next Pope?
Vatican City: As of February 11, the day Benedict XVI announced his resignation, there are 118 cardinals eligible t....
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11th February, 2013
What will the Pope do when he is no longer Pope?
Vatican City: Benedict XVI will temporarily withdraw toCastel Gandolfo on February 28, when his resignation takes e....
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11th February, 2013
Pope's resignation is a sign of his immense love for the Church: Card. Oswald Gracias
Mumbai: "It is with absolute surprise and a twinge of sadness that we heard the news of the forthcoming resign....
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11th February, 2013
Composition of the Conclave
Vatican City: The conclave to elect the successor of Benedict XVI will be regulated by the "Ordo Rituum Concla....
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11th February, 2013
Director of Holy See Press Office on Pope's Resignation
Vatican City:  Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, commented there and on Vatican Ra....
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11th February, 2013
Cardinal Sodano Expresses College of Cardinals' Nearness To Pope
Vatican City: Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, on hearing the news of the Pope's resignati....
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11th February, 2013
Cardinal Filoni Releases Book on Incredible Christian Witness
Vailankanni (CBCI News):Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for Evangelisation of Peoples  r....
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9th February, 2013
Cardinal DiNardo on Youth and the Digital World
Rome: Young people respond not only to the truth, says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, but to truth that is lived boldly, ....
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9th February, 2013
Today's Feast of St. Bakhita an Occasion to Pray for Trafficking Victims
London: Catholics in England and Wales are being invited to pray for all victims of human trafficking today, th....
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8th February, 2013
Pope’s Delegate Cardinal Filoni Arrives in India
Vailankanni: Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni arrived i....
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8th February, 2013
CCBI Elects New Office Bearers
Vailankanni: The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), during its Plenary Assembly underway her, &nb....
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7th February, 2013
The Dalai Lama says No to Conversions. Cardinal Gracias: Changing Religion is a Right
Mumbai: Some of the statements of the Dalai Lama against conversions and the work of the missionaries are causing c....
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7th February, 2013
‘Service is a core value to Church’ – Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Vailankanni: On the third day of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), the member-bishops are reflect....
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6th February, 2013
CCBI Plans Pastoral Plan
Vailankanni:  The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), is having its 25th General Body Meeting from....
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6th February, 2013
India Post Issued Stamp on Basilica of Vailankanni
New Delhi: Our Lady of Vailankanni also known as Our Lady of Good Health  is a celebrated Roman Catholic title....
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3rd February, 2013
Pope names Cardinal Cleemis to Two Key Panels
Trivandrum: Pope Benedict XVI has nominated Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis from India to two important panels — ....
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3rd February, 2013
Caritas India holds consultation on Crimes against Women and Children
New Delhi (CBCI News):  Caritas India, the social wing of Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI), held a....
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3rd February, 2013
CCBI’s Mega Silver Jubilee Meet at Vailankanni: Towards Pastoral Plan for the Church in India
Bangalore (Press Release):  With a project of “Pastoral Plan for the Church in India”, the Conference of Catho....
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1st February, 2013
Sandesha Awards 2013 presented to Nine Achievers
Mangalore (CBCI News): Nine achievers received Sandesha Awards 2013 at a function held at the premises of the Sande....
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1st February, 2013
“37 Million Diyas” to show you care
The campaign “37 million diyas” began on 27 January with the observance of an hour of solidarity with the victims o....
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1st February, 2013
February 2: World Day for Consecrated Life
New Delhi: The Catholic Church celebrates World Day of Consecrated Life. In India major celebrations are planned by....
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1st February, 2013
World Youth Day will be bigger than the World Cup
An interview about this momentous, perhaps even crucial, event with Brazilian cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz.   ....
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1st February, 2013
Emerging Youth Cultures: Theme of Annual Plenary Of Pontifical Council for Culture
Vatican City: The annual Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture was presented in a conference this ....
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31st January, 2013
Bishop Isidore Fernandes of Allahabad Resigns
News Delhi (CBCI News): His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Isidore Fernandes, fr....
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28th January, 2013
Press Release: Church in The North Pledges
PRESS RELEASE January 28, 2013 CHURCH IN THE NORTH PLEDGES Increasing violence against women and girls is a ....
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28th January, 2013
Major thumbs-up for Vatican's Newly Launched Pope App
A writer who is normally skeptical of the Vatican's communication efforts is full of praise for this latest offerin....
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28th January, 2013
Caritas, Bihar Govt needs to Improve Coordination: Experts
New Delhi: A recent survey by a team of experts to assess the impact of Caritas India’s work in flood-affected....
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28th January, 2013
Staines Remembered, with Count of anti-Christian Attacks
Bangalore: In the past year, Christians in India counted 135 anti-Christian attacks and most of them were in t....
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28th January, 2013
Church Leaders Appeal for Unity Among Churches
New Delhi: Church leaders belonging to different denominations have appealed for unity among the churches for bette....
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28th January, 2013
Cardinal Oswald Gracias pushes for education, dialogue to prevent violence against women
Mumbai: It's enough. That's the message Cardinal Oswald Gracias wanted to share during his most recent trip to Rome....
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24th January, 2013
Message for 47th World Communications Day
Vatican City: "Social Networks: Portals of Truth and Faith; New Spaces for Evangelisation" is the title c....
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24th January, 2013
Pope Assesses Social Media Positively
Vatican City: Benedict XVI's message for the 47th World Communications Day was presented this morning in the Press ....
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24th January, 2013
Press Release: Statement by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India
CBCI Centre The Office Bearers of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, recently gathered in a special ....
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22nd January, 2013
Priest Accused of Human Trafficking surrenders
Kochi: A Catholic priest accused of human trafficking surrendered to police in Kerala on Saturday along with three ....
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22nd January, 2013
Delhi Archbishop asks Religions to Work for Peace
  New Delhi:The newly installed Archbishop Anil Jose Thomas Couto of Delhi has urged leaders from various rel....
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22nd January, 2013
Pope Appoints Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto as the Apostolic Administrator of Jullundur
New Delhi (CBCI News): The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, with special faculties from His Holiness....
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21st January, 2013
Delhi’s New Archbishop Anil J. T. Couto Installed
New Delhi (CBCI News):  Archbishop Anil J.T. Couto was installed as the Archbishop of Delhi at a Holy Mass and....
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20th January, 2013
App Developer with Altruistic Nature
Kochi: Shibu Devasia is a firm believer in the maxim that quality of work is more important than money and if one h....
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20th January, 2013
Court stays trial in nun's murder case
Kochi: The Kerala High court on Wednesday stayed the trial in the alleged murder of a Catholic nun, admitting a pet....
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20th January, 2013
Pope calls for prayer for Christian unity
Vatican City: Thousands of people braved the stormy weather in Rome to take part in the weekly general audience wit....
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18th January, 2013
Religious Leaders to Felicitate Archbishop Anil Couto
New Delhi (CBCI News): Religious leaders from the Major Religions of India will offer felicitation to the new Archb....
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18th January, 2013
Caritas India Calls for consultation on Crimes against Women and Children
New Delhi (Press Release)  In the wake of unabated reporting of rape and sexual crimes that continue to make h....
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18th January, 2013
Mob attacks Christians for playing hymns
New Delhi:Police have opened cases against eight women for alleged rioting after attacking tribal Christians in a w....
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18th January, 2013
Web Portal for Registration of Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana Launched
New Delhi (CBCI News):  The online registration of   social security scheme of unorganized workers named ....
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15th January, 2013
Pope's Twitter success praised as evangelization breakthrough
Vatican City: Pope Benedict's mass of 2.5 million followers in eight languages during his first month on Twitter ha....
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11th January, 2013
Regional Theological Forum Formed
Hyderabad (CBCI News): Catholic theologians of Andhra Pradesh under the initiative of the A.P. Regional Bishops’ Co....
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10th January, 2013
Capital Punishment is no Deterrent to Sexual Crimes: Caritas India
Press Release Capital Punishment is no Deterrent to Sexual Crimes: Caritas India New Delhi, Jan 9,2013 ....
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10th January, 2013
Fr. George Madathikandathil Apponted as the New Eparch of Kothamangalam.
New Delhi (CBCI News): The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kera....
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4th January, 2013
U.S. And Mexican Catholic Bishops Release Joint Pastoral Letter on Immigration
Washington: National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 6-12. This year’s theme....
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4th January, 2013
Syrian Archbishop Details Humanitarian Crisis in Region; Appeals to UN and Iraqi Prime Minister for Aid
Jazira: Syrian Catholic Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassaké-Nisibis  appealed to both the presidency of....
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4th January, 2013
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza Writes to Mothers of Priests, Seminarians Prefect for the Congregation for the Clergy Notes Role of Family in Forming Vocations
Rome: Writing on the occasion of the solemnity of Mary Mother of God (January 1), Prefect for the Congregation for ....
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4th January, 2013
More than 2.3 million pilgrims visited the Pope at the Vatican in 2012
Vatican City:  Numbers released by the Vatican showed that nearly two and a half million people visited Benedi....
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3rd January, 2013
Pope on New Year's Day: find inner peace in God
Vatican City: Pope Benedict celebrated mass in St Peter’s Basilica on New Year’s Day, marking the feast of Mary and....
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3rd January, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for World Day of Peace 2013: Blessed are the Peacemakers
1. EACH NEW YEAR brings the expectation of a better world. In light of this, I ask God, the Father of humanity, to ....
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3rd January, 2013
Pope on World day of Peace 2013: “Blessed are the Peacemakers”
Vatican City: The Catholic Church marks the World Day of Peace each January 1st. In his 2013 message for the day, e....
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31st December, 2012
Pope visits and Pardons 'Vatileaks' Butler in Jail
Vatican City: During a 15-minute meeting in the Vatican police barracks, Pope Benedict XVI visited with his former ....
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31st December, 2012
Full text of Pope’s address to the Roman Curia
Dear Cardinals, Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with great joy that I meet you tod....
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31st December, 2012
Open the door to Christ, Benedict XVI says in Urbi et Orbi address
Benedict XVI has urged people to think seriously about their faith at Christmas and recognise the connection betwee....
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21st December, 2012
Bishop Devprasad John Ganawa, SVD, is appointed as the new Bishop of Udaipur
New Delhi (CBCI News):Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Joseph Pathalil, from....
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19th December, 2012
Vice President of India praises Christian Community for its Dedication; Felicitates Cardinal Cleemis
New Delhi (CBCI News) Vice President of India Shri  Hamid Ansari lauded the Christian community’s contrib....
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18th December, 2012
Vidyajyoti Journal Celebrates Platinum Jubilee
New Delhi (CBCI News): On December, 15, 2012 Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection (VJTR) celebrated its Pla....
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17th December, 2012
Pope Asks God's Consolation for Newtown Victims
Vatican City:Benedict XVI on Sunday again reiterated his closeness to the victims of a shooting at an elementary sc....
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17th December, 2012
Religious Celebrate Christmas with the Refugees
Trichy (CBCI News):  Around 250 persons celebrated Christmas on December 9 together with the refugees from Sri....
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17th December, 2012
Papal Envoy buried in Southern India
Beltanghady: Papal envoy Archbishop Dr Ambrose Madtha was buried in his native Beltanghady, southern India, on Satu....
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17th December, 2012
Year of Faith Christmas Brings Glad Tidings to the Religious
Vijayawada (CBCI News): In the run up to Christmas the religious of Vijayawada gathered in the NSM Montfort Sc....
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17th December, 2012
Ivory Coast Foreign Minister visits Mangalore Bishop
Mangalore (CBCI News): Charles Koffi Diby, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) visited B....
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17th December, 2012
Police Probe KCYM Leaders in Alleged Human Trafficing; Church Sets up Own Enquiry
Kochi: Police are probing the involvement of activists of Kerala Catholic Youth Movement(KCYM) behind the attempt t....
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17th December, 2012
National Consultation on Cash Transfer of Subsidies to be Held
New Delhi (CBCI News): In the   unorganised workers’ empowerment scenario, the Workers India Federation (....
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16th December, 2012
Cardinal releases Kandhamal Stories in Malayalam
Kochi: Cardinal George Alencherry released the Malayalam translation of a book comprising 100 stories on C....
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14th December, 2012
Laity Synod calls for Family Catechesis
Vijayawada (CBCI News): The All India Catholic Union which conducted a Laity Synod in Vijayawada to promote aw....
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14th December, 2012
Kerala Church Considers Drinking a Sin
For the 55 lakh Catholics in Kerala, alcohol consumption will soon be a sin, which has to be confessed before a pri....
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14th December, 2012
Press Statement
Press Statement December 14, 2012 CONDOLENCE MESSAGE It is with great shock and deep sorrow that we lear....
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11th December, 2012
FABC Plenary Assemblies: An Attempt to Discern The Signs of The Times in Asia
Role of Plenary Assemblies The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) right from its first Plenary Meetin....
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11th December, 2012
FABC Delegates praise Spiritual Life in Vietnam
VietnamNet Bridge: Senior delegates at the 10th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F....
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11th December, 2012
Laity Synod calls for Family Catechesis
Vijayawada (CBCI News):  The All India Catholic Union which conducted a laity Synod in Vijayawada to prom....
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11th December, 2012
Students Promote Peace Awareness in Nagaland
Kohima, Nagaland (CBCI News): Students in the Peren town of Nagaland has launched a movement to promote peace in th....
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11th December, 2012
No Persecution Can Destroy Our Faith, Says Orissa Archbishop
Mumbai: Nirmala Carvalho interviewed Archbishop John Barwa SVD of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar. The Archbishop has been on ....
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10th December, 2012
Christians should become Generators of Joy: Archbishop Menamparampil
Guwahati: Christians of all denominations in Guwahati unitedly held a pre-Christmas celebration on Sunday, to ....
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10th December, 2012
About 300 000 children recruited for criminal activity in the world
New York City: Enrolling children in the armed forces is considered an international as well as a war crime. H....
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10th December, 2012
FABC Plenary: “Christians are called to be icon of God's love": Archbishop Menamparampil
Vietnam:  For Christians who live in a diverse and complex context such as Asia, the challenge is  &....
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9th December, 2012
Human Rights Day Message – 2012
Human Rights Day Message – 2012 (From CBCI Office for Justice, Peace and Development) On Human Rights Day 201....
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9th December, 2012
Archbishop Ambrose Madtha Dies in Accident in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast: The papal envoy to Ivory Coast, Indian Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, has been killed in a road accident....
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7th December, 2012
Pope Expected to have 1 Million Twitter Followers by Launch
Vatican City: The Pontifical Council for Social Communications is expecting one million total followers in eight la....
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7th December, 2012
The Pope: Monotheism Does Not Generate Violence
Vatican City: Benedict XVI today received in audience the members of the International Theological Commission follo....
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7th December, 2012
Papal Envoy to Vellankani Golden Jubilee Named
New Delhi (CBCI News): Pope Benedict XVI has designated Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation ....
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5th December, 2012
Six-hour-long Hindi Film on Jesus released
Indore: A six-hour-long film on Jesus in Hindi, directed by a Catholic priest, was released on Dec. 2 after he work....
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5th December, 2012
Pro-life Irish Supporters Protest moves to Legalise Abortion
Dublin: Thousands of pro-life supporters protested outside Irish Parliament following fears that the government was....
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5th December, 2012
Beyond Twitter: The Vatican’s other communications revolution
Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI launched his own Twitter feed this week (Dec. 3) to worldwide media coverage – it’s....
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5th December, 2012
Religious calls for quality education for the poor as their right
New Delhi: The poor have equal rights for good education and therefore demand equal opportunities. As right provide....
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5th December, 2012
IMS Missionaries Choose a New Leader
New Delhi: The Indian Missionary Society, an indigenous congregation, faces the challenges of a new and fast changi....
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4th December, 2012
Catholic Media Centre Holds Seminar and Book Fair to Mark Two Decades of Service in Communications
Mumbai: Tej Prasirini, the Salesian Communication centre in Mumbai, celebrated 20 years of its ministry of serv....
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4th December, 2012
Pope Benedict Set to Tweet
Vatican City: Now anyone can communicate with Pope Benedict XVI no matter on which part of the globe he or she is i....
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4th December, 2012
CBCI Appoints Two New Secretaries
New Delhi (CBCI News) The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has appointed two new sec....
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2nd December, 2012
Thousands attend Beatification of Martyr Devasahayam Pillai in Nagercoil
New Delhi (CBCI News): Devasahayam Pillai, the 18th century martyr, was beatified  on December 2 at Nagarcoil,....
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30th November, 2012
World AIDS Day Message, December, 1, 2012
World AIDS Day message, December, 1, 2012 ‘Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and z....
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30th November, 2012
Pope appoints Most Rev. Anil Joseph Thomas Couto as the Archbishop of Delhi and Most Rev. Binay Kandulna as the Bishop of Khunti
New Delhi (CBCI News): His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Most Rev. Vincent M. Concessa....
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