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Matters India - Oct 10

 

imageJesuit activist jailed, massive protests over arrest continue

New Delhi: The arrest and imprisonment of an 83-year-old Jesuit priest in a two-year-old case have led to massive protests by people’s organizations, activists, intellectuals and concerned citizens from across…

imageWorld Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize, Indians subdued

Konchowki: Food activists in India seem less excited over the World Food Programme (WFP) winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020. The Norwegian Nobel Committee October 9 decided to award…

imageOdisha Catholics mourn death of police officer

Bhubaneswar: Catholics in Odisha have mourned the death of John Nayak, a former Director General of Police in the eastern Indian state. “John Nayak, a 1965 batch IPS officer who…

imageChinese bishop resigns as deadline for renewing Vatican deal nears

Rome: Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his complete resignation from public life. Bishop Guo Xijin, 62,…

imageUS priest makes pornographic film on altar, arrested

Rome: A priest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, US, has been arrested along with two women and charged with obscenity after he was discovered filming a pornographic video on…

imageCapuchin priest dies of Covid-19 in Lucknow

Lucknow: Father Arnold Rebello, a Capuchin, on October 9 died of COVID-19. He was 90. The burial took place at noon the same day as per government rules at St…

imageJesuit activist jailed, massive protests over arrest continue

New Delhi: The arrest and imprisonment of an 83-year-old Jesuit priest in a two-year-old case have led to massive protests by people’s organizations, activists, intellectuals and concerned citizens from across…

imagePope commits to clean finances amid scandal in backyard

Rome: Pope Francis told European anti-money laundering experts October 8 that the Vatican was committed to “clean finance,” as he denounced financial speculation amid a spiraling corruption investigation in the…

imageAbducted Italian priest freed

Rome: Italian priest Pier Luigi Maccalli, who was kidnapped in Niger, West Africa, two years ago, was freed on October 8. Maccalli is a priest of the Society of African…

imageJesuit’s arrest seen as deterioration of India’s democratic ethos

New Delhi: An advocacy group for Catholic religious has “strongly and unequivocally” condemned the arrest of a Jesuit priest for his alleged links with Maoists and other terror groups. The…

imagePak lawyer receives Stockholm Human Rights Award

Stockholm: Hina Jilani, lawyer, pro-democracy campaigner and avid civil rights activist in Pakistan, has received the 2020 Stockholm Human Rights Award – bestowed annually by the Swedish Bar Association, the…