The local chapter of the Nationalist Congress Party organised a protest on behalf of parents whose children were excluded from the Holy Cross High School in Kurla. The latter had cut enrolment in its kindergarten programme to uphold state regulations.
In a tweet yesterday Pope Francis called for respect of life. For the Pontifical Academy for life, Lambert’s death is "a defeat for our humanity".
The Italian missionary arrived in Bangladesh in 1974. In the Asian country he made "a living experience of Providence", setting up several PIME missions. “I thank the Lord because he took me by the hand,” he said, “and I let myself be led despite my limitations. I dared only trust his help.”
Sunny Waqas is studying health sciences at a high school in Bahawalnagar. A few days before his arrest he had had an argument with a Muslim neighbour. The mother says that her son has “many Muslim friends”, that “He can never do anything to hurt the feelings of anyone.”
Sri Lanka has 7,000 Buddhist temples where Theravada Buddhism is practiced. A presidential election is set for 7 December. For Caritas secretary, monks "could exploit the lack of trust in political leaders and government instability. But I don't think this will happen because the people have never voted for them."
"These least ones are abandoned and cheated into dying in the desert; these least ones are tortured, abused and violated in detention camps; these least ones face the waves of an unforgiving sea; these least ones are left in reception camps too long for them to be called temporary".
Francis sends a message to the Forum of the Laudato Si communities, engaged this year on the theme of the Amazon and its exploitation: "Man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor can the Church remain silent: the cry of the poor must resound from her mouth ”.
Saima, 15, worked as a maid at the home of Tahir Jameel. In the latest attempt at abuse, she was beaten and had her hair cut. The politician put pressure on her family to drop their complaint, but the young woman wants to go ahead with the case.
Hong Kong’s bishop emeritus contributes to the debate over the new guidelines made public by the Holy See.
The prelate is accused of authorizing a reckless real estate sale that would have caused the local church a loss of 10 million dollars. He was acquitted, but the majority of priests are against his return. Catholic community "upset".
The compound has been a World Heritage site since 2012. An Italian company began the restoration work in September 2013. Thanks to scrupulous restoration work, the mosaics of the transepts shine again.
Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Muslims have fled Myanmar. Half of the refugees are under 18. About 98 per cent of young people do not have a job and get involved in illegal activities.
A wall has collapsed in the Malad East neighborhood. The church is right next to the place of the tragedy. Catholics throughout the archdiocese have offered their help, both economically and in the distribution of basic necessities.
Charges of failing to act in a rape case involving a priest were laid against the archbishop and his two auxiliary bishops. The accused continue to offer full support to the victim and his family.
The prelate is a man of culture: he was deputy director of the Major Seminary in Karachi and dean of the National Catholic Theology Institute. He will be consecrated in September. Local priest: "We hope that he will convince Christians to attend school. Otherwise they will remain lifelong scavengers”.