Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China’s Communist rulers.
Srinagar, May 21: A self-styled “religious preacher” was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district for repeated sexual exploitation of four minor girls at an institute he ran, police said Tuesday.
Washington, May 21: US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern at global problems of discrimination and violence against religious groups, including Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs besides increasing use of blasphemy and apostasy laws.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20: A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
Shimla, May 19: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Sunday inaugurated a hilltop temple in upper Shimla, reconstructed and restored at a cost of Rs.1.25 crore.
Rohtak (Haryana), May 15: Scores of followers of controversial godman Rampal were Wednesday moved out of the Satlok Ashram at Karontha village near this Haryana town by the district administration to maintain law and order in the area.
Panaji, May 15: Descendants of Goans, who fled their villages centuries ago to escape religious inquisition during the Portuguese regime, will be brought to Goa as part of a youth programme, a minister said Wednesday.
Lucknow, May 14: Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Tuesday accused Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav of conniving with BJP leader L.K.
Grozny, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said the time was ripe to restore access to YouTube, which was blocked in the mainly Islamic region last year for hosting a controversial film on Islam.