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Newly built Presbytery inaugurated at Kifaru Parish, Tanzania

September 18:The long newly built Presbytery at Kifaru Parish, Same Tanzania was inaugurated on 10th September 2017.

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Graduation Ceremony at St Joseph Boys’ Science Secondary School

September 16:The ninth of September 2017 was a red letter day in the history of St. Joseph Boys’ Science Secondary School, Same diocese in Tanzania.

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The Feast of Nativity of Our Lady (’Monthi Fest’) and the Blessing of new corn celebrated

September 16:The feast of Nativity of Our Lady( ’Monthi Fest’) and the Blessing of new corn was celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm, at St Joseph Boy’s Science Secondary School, Kifaru Parish, Same, Tanzania on 8th September 2017.

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Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R) condemns the murder of Gawri Lankseh

September 16:The members of Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh on Thursday September 14 held a strong protest condemning the recent murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh.

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60th Batch of GNM of Father Muller Hospital inaugurated

September 14: The inauguration of 60th Batch of General Nursing Course was inaugurated on 13th September, at Rajatha Bhavan Hall, in FMCI campus.

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Inauguration of 33rd Batch of BHMS (Homoeopathy) course 2017-18 at Father Muller’s, Deralakatte

September 14: The Inauguration of 33rd batch of BHMS course of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College for the academic year 2017-18 was held on 12th September 2017 at College Auditorium.

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Inauguration of AHS Courses 2017-18 at Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady

September 14:The inauguration of Allied Health Science (AHS) Courses of Father Muller Medical College for the year 2017-18 was held on 12th September at the Decennial Memorial Hall in the Hospital campus, Mangalore.

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St Antony Charity Institute Jeppu Mangalore organised a Medical Camp at Vittal

September 13:In memory of 120 years of its existence St Antony Charity Institute Jeppu Mangalore organised a Medical Camp at Vittal in association with JCC Vittal, ICYM Vittal Parish and Father Mullers Medical College Mangalore .

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"Monti Feast 2017" at St. Jude Church, Pakshikere

September 13: St Jude Church and Shrine Pakshikere celebrated the feast of the birth of Mother Mary with great pomp on Friday 8th September.

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Nativity Feast celebrated at Milagres Church

September 9:Nativity feast Grand procession began at the residence of Mr James Madtha.

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A unique way of celebrating the ‘Monthi Fest’ : YCS Unit, Bejai

September 8: First time in the history of Diocese of Mangalore, Y.C.S unit of St Francis Xavier Church Bejai, has organised a unique competition called ‘GROTTO MAKING COMPETITION’.

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Catholic Sabha City Varado organised "Prathiba Puraskar 2017"

September 5: Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R) City Varado and Bondel unit organized Prathibha Puraskar - 2017 for the meritorious students of the 12 parishes of city deanery for X std, II PUC, Degree and Post-graduate.

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Teachers Day Celebration at Catholic Board of Education Mangalore.

September 4:Teachers Day celebration of Catholic Board of education of Mangalore diocese for its heads of institutions was held on 2 September at Pastoral Institute Hall Bajjodi.

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Faithful in large number bid final adieu to Fr J. N. Lobo at Valencia Church

September 4: Funeral Mass and final rites of Fr Joseph Nicholos Lobo was held on 1 September at Valencia Church, Mangalore.

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Mangalore-Africa Mission "Divine Mercy Drinking Water Project" at Kwnyange Village, Tanzania

September 2:Come let’s Praise God! Mangalore-Africa Mission "Divine Mercy Drinking Water Project" at Kwnyange Village has been blessed by the Merciful Lord. On 30.08.2017 at 1.30 p.m.

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1st Day of Novena of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary : Moodbidri

August 31:The 9 days Novena in preparation for the Nativity Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary started today Wednesday, 30th August, at the Corpus Christi Church – Moodbidri with the Morning Mass at 6.45 a.m. by V. Rev. Fr. Paul Sequeira.

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Youth from Moodbidri Deanery partake in "Yuva Sangath 2017"

August 31:St. Matthew’s Varado Moodbidri, ICYM Moodbidri Varado and ICYM Gantalakatte Unit jointly organised "YUVA SANGATH 2017" program on Sunday August 27, 2017.

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Inter-Parish Football and Lagori Tournament – 2017 organised by ICYM Neermarga Unit

August 28:On account of Golden Jubilee of Neermarga Parish, Inter-Parish Football and Lagori Tournament was organized by St. Joseph the Worker Church, ICYM Neermarga on Sunday August 20 at Neermarga Church Ground.

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Moodbidri : Catholic Sabha Deanery organises Religious - Laity Get-together

August 26:Catholic Sabha Moodbidri Deanery organised Religious - Laity Get-together as part of their Silver Jubilee programmes on Friday August 25 at Moodbidri Church Hall.

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The Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni Celebrated at Kalmady, Udupi

August 25:The Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni was celebrated with devotion and fervor at Stella Maris Church, Kalmady on Tuesday, 15 August, 2017.

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India third among countries that faced most natural disasters: Guterres

September 20:India ranked third among the countries that have faced the most natural disasters in the last half century, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday pleading for unwavering international action on climate change.

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Indian Salesian priest recounts tale of capture, liberation

September 20: Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location -- one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment -- when he received some unexpected news.

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Mumbai priest conducts ancient Biblical Hebrew, Greek courses

September 20:A Catholic priest in Mumbai is offering the community a chance to learn ancient Biblical Hebrew and Greek, the languages in which the Old Testament and the New Testament were originally written in.

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Meeting Fr. Uzhunnalil special experience: Cardinal Gracias

September 20:Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay has described his meeting with Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil in Rome as “a special experience”.

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Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC

September 19: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as the move to deport .

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Singer Yesudas to worship at Padmanabha temple

September 19: Legendary singer K J Yesudas, a Christian by birth, has declared himself a Hindu devotee and gained permission to visit the centuries-old Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here and offer worship.

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Bishops issue guidelines to deal with sexual harassment

September 19: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has released a set of guidelines to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace, including a code of conduct to be signed by employees in all institutions under its control.

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Fr Uzhunnalil hopes to return to Kerala in 10 days

September 19: Keralite Catholic priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who is here after being released from the captivity of terrorists in Yemen, hopes to return to his homeland soon.

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Church thanks Sushma for Father Tom’s rescue

September 19:The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has lauded the role of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in securing the release of Father Tom Uzhannalil, the Kerala priest abducted by the Islamic State in Yemen in March 2016.

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Burning of cardinal’s effigy upsets Indian bishops

September 19:Indian bishops have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stem hate attacks on Christians in eastern Jharkhand State after a Hindu group burned an effigy of Cardinal Telesphore Toppo.

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Freed Indian priest in Rome for treatment

September 18:The Sept. 12 release of an Indian Salesian priest after 18 months of captivity by his Islamic abductors in Yemen has brought much joy and relief to church officials and relatives in his native Kerala state in southern India.

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Indian Muslims should embrace triple talaq verdict

September 18: On August 22, the Supreme Court ruled that triple talaq -- the practice which allows a man to divorce his wife instantly by saying the word talaq thrice -- is unconstitutional.

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Freed Indian priest in Rome for treatment

September 16:The Sept. 12 release of an Indian Salesian priest after 18 months of captivity by his Islamic abductors in Yemen has brought much joy and relief to church officials and relatives in his native Kerala state in southern India.

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Muslims in Kashmir protest violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar

September 15: People in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim majority state, are protesting violent attacks on Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar.

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Kidnappers provided medicine, never mistreated: Father Uzhunnalil

September 15:Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was released from his kidnappers Tuesday, says his Islamic abductors who spoke Arabic did not mistreat him but provided him with medicine for his severe diabetic condition.

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Parassala diocese to be inaugurated on Sept 23

September 15:The newly-formed Parassala diocese of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church will be inaugurated on the Nazareth Home School campus, Balaramapuram, at 2 pm on September 23.

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Indian Muslims express solidarity with Rohingya people

Septemeber 15:Hundreds of people shouted slogans and waved placards on the streets of New Delhi as Muslim groups intensified protests in support of Rohingya refugees facing deportation from India amid a fresh wave of violence in Myanmar.

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Church calls for Jharkhand CM’s ouster

September 15:The apex body of Catholics in India has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "curb the spread of hatred by CM Raghubar Das" a month after the Jharkhand government passed a bill restricting religious conversions on August 12.

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Pope Francis meets freed Indian Salesian priest

September 15:One day after his release from captivity, Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis.

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Kidnappers provided medicine, never mistreated: Father Uzhunnalil

September 14:Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was released from his kidnappers Tuesday, says his Islamic abductors who spoke Arabic did not mistreat him but provided him with medicine for his severe diabetic condition.

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Hong Kong’s new bishop admits to a realistic approach to China

September 20:Bishop Michael Yeung, the new Hong Kong bishop, has outlined his approach to dealing with the religiously repressive regime in China as one of healthy realism that must consider ongoing talks between the Vatican and Beijing.

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Vietnamese appreciate Raphael’s religious masterpieces

September 20:Many have been inspired with human and religious values by artworks created by an Italian Renaissance artist presented at an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Rohingya refugees denounce Aung San Suu Kyi speech

September 20:Despite Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemning all human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State in her first public speech on the situation, many of the 410,000 Rohingya who have fled the violence have little faith in her words.

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Christian refugees reportedly forced to say Muslim prayers for food in Sudan

September 20:Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after they recite Muslim prayers, a papal aid group says.

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In talk at Facebook, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion

September 20:People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters.

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Faith, science, beauty: what doctors can learn from Catholic art

September 20:The intersection of art, medicine, and faith in the Catholic tradition has a lot to teach today, especially if you’re a doctor.

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Pope establishes new theological institute for marriage and family

September 20:On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective.

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UK slammed for media portrayal of people with disabilities

September 20:A United Nations committee addressing the rights of disabled people has rebuked the U.K. for how people with disabilities are portrayed by the government and seen in the media.

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Mother Cabrini’s care for immigrants remains relevant, Pope Francis says

September 20:In a letter Tuesday to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis reflected on the role of their foundress, St. Frances Cabrini, explaining how her example is a fitting guide for the challenges of migration we face today.

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Togo’s bishops call for peace while reform goes to public vote

September 20:Following Togo’s largest protests in over a decade, the bishops of the small African country urged political leaders toward a constitutional reform aimed at lasting peace.

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St. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests

September 20:The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday, after protests over the weekend turned violent.

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Remember the witness of your martyrs, Pope tells Japanese bishops

September 19:In a letter to Japanese bishops, Pope Francis urges his brother prelates to use the example of their country’s martyrs as an inspiration to continue their mission of evangelization amid modern-day challenges.

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Cardinal Gracias: curial reform is nearing the ’end of the tunnel’

September 19:Nearly four years after the Pope established his Council of Cardinal advisers to help him in the task of reforming the Roman Curia, one member of the group said their work is wrapping up.

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In fight against sex abuse, Australian archbishop sees progress, challenges

September 19:Amid ongoing controversy surrounding clerical sex abuse in Australia, one of the country’s archbishops believes the local Churches are making progress – but still face a long journey ahead.

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Archbishop calls for peace amid protests over St. Louis verdict

September 19:The Archbishop of St. Louis called for prayer and peace after a judge acquitted a former St. Louis police officer in the shooting of a man in 2011.

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How do we fund sacred art in the Church? This priest has an idea

September 18:The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts is rethinking how the Catholic Church should fund well-crafted art. But why is good art in the Church important in the first place?

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Pope Francis: God’s love is shown in his forgiveness of our sins

September 17:On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the limitless love of God, and how it leads him to forgive us time and time again; something we must strive to do for others, no matter how many times they’ve sinned against us.

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Catholic youth have something to say – and the Church is listening

 

September 18:As preparations continue for next year’s Synod of Bishops on young people, the Vatican hosted young adults and global experts for a seminar in Rome aimed at listening to the experiences of youth from around the world.

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Fr James Martin disinvited from speaking engagement over protests

September 18:Fr. James Martin, S.J., an editor at America magazine, has been disinvited from speaking at the Theological College, a seminary affiliated with the Catholic University of America, following pressure from online-based groups.

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Fr Tom thanks the world for their prayers

September 18:Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian missionary released this week after 18 months of captivity, thanked Saturday all those who have prayed and made sacrifices on his behalf, saying he recommits himself to the service of God.

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