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Matters India - Sept 29

 

imagePresident signs farm bills

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has signed all three controversial farm bills that are at the center of a huge political storm in India. Flagging the bills as “historic”…

imageVatican appeals for safe passage home for stranded seafarers

Vatican City: As the Catholic Church marks 100 years of its ministry to seafarers, the Vatican is calling on governments, international, national organizations and port authorities to cooperate and create…

imageCatholic priest abducted second time in Nigeria

Delta: A Catholic priest in Nigeria has been abducted by gunmen two years after undergoing the same ordeal. On September 26 evening, Father Jude Onyebadi was kidnapped from his pineapple…

imagePastor killed, over 20 injured in Manipur

Imphal: A pastor was killed and more than 20 others, including women, were injured in a violent clash between two neighboring villages over a land dispute in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.…

image225,000 people affected by fresh floods in Assam

Guwahati: A total of 225,000 people in nine districts were affected and over 10,000 hectares of crops submerged on September 27 as fresh floods hit Assam, the state disaster management…

imageJesuit-inspired nun heads northern India’s first women congregation

Ranchi: Sister Lily Grace Topno, the newly elected superior general of the Daughters of St Anne (DSA), attributes her religious vocation to a Belgian Jesuit missionary, who was assassinated during…

imageChurch says Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Vatican City: Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of…

imageRadio Salesian Journalist makes to India Book of Records

Matters India Reporter Darjeeling: A Radio journalist working with the first community radio in the Darjeeling Hills has staked his claim and snatched a place in the India Book of…

imageMinor seminaries in Odisha recruit students in pandemic time

Balliguda: Six dioceses in Odisha, eastern India, found various ways to recruit candidates for priesthood during the coronavirus pandemic. While the minor seminary of Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar has no seminarian…

image“God uses me to bring him glorify through youth”

Maram: Sister Sweta William Parmar, a member of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity, or Vedruna Sisters, was awarded by President Ram Nath Kovind for spreading cleanliness in the northeastern state…

imageNew nuncio to Philippines appointed

Manila: Pope Francis on September 28 appointed Archbishop Charles John Brown as the new nuncio to the Philippines. The appointment was made public at noon in Rome. Archbishop Brown was…

imageWorld records highest number of Internally Displaced People

Rome: As many as 45.7 million people were internally displaced as a result of conflict and disasters in 61 countries and territories around the world by the end of 2019,…

imageIndia far from herd immunity against Covid-19: Health Minister

New Delhi: India’s Health Minister has cautioned that the Indian Council of Medical Research’s Covid-19 first sero-survey should not create a sense of complacency in people with regard to the…

imageHindu youth narrates exposure to convent life in Germany

Frankfurt: When I started my journey from in Kerala, my native place in southern India, my mind