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"Day of Businessmen - 2017" celebrated at St Sebastian Church

July 26:St Sebastian Church, Permannur in its Centenary Jubilee Program celebrated the "Day of Businessmen - 2017", on 23rd July at St Sebastian P. U. Hall. At 6:00 p.m. the Stage programme untied its curtain.

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Into His Hands Fr Lawrence Commend his spirit

July 25: The funeral rites of Fr Lawrence Gomes (80 ) was held at Valencia Church on 24 July 2017 .

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Karnataka Regional Health Commission Seminar at Udupi

July 20:A seminar on “Present Scenario-Challenges and Opportunities of the Catholic Health Care Mission” was held.

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Rev. Dr. Lawrence D’Souza celebrated his Ruby Jubilee of Priesthood

July 20:The faithful of St John the Evangelist Church, Shankarapura, Relatives and Friends gathered together for a Thanksgiving Eucharist on the occasion of Ruby jubilee of Priesthood of Rev. Dr Lawrence D’Souza.

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Inauguration of 61st Batch at RUSEMP, Pakshikere

Inauguration of 61st batch was held on 17th July 2017 at RUSEMP, Pakshikere. Mr. Uday Hegde, CEO of Vijaya Rural Development Foundation (VRDF) inaugurated the gathering by lighting the lamp.

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"Report the facts and not your opinion" – Smt. Chandrakala Nandvara

Three weeks Journalism Course organised by Sandesha Foundation in Collaboration with Canara Communication Centre and Daijiworld Weekly was inaugurated by veteran writer Smt. Chandraka Nandavara on 17th July at Sandesha, Mangaluru.

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Catholic community representatives meet DGP Dutta

A delegation of Catholic community in Mangaluru diocese led by M P Noronha, secretary of diocesan pastoral parishad, visited state Director General of police Roopak Kumar Dutta on 14 July.

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Gender pay gap to reduce by 2020, says report

Women graduates are likely to bridge the gender pay gap in developing markets by 2020........

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FMCI Director Fr Patrick Rodrigues passes away

March 24:Father Muller Charitable Institutions Director Fr Partick Rodrigues passed away in Mangaluru on Thursday, March 23. He was 65-years-old ......

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Udupi Catholic school denies discrimination charge

The governing board of Mount Rosary School on Feb 22 clarified that there was no harassment or discrimination meted out to the physical ...........

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Udupi Catholic school denies discrimination charge

The governing board of Mount Rosary School on Feb 22 clarified that there was no harassment or discrimination meted out to the physical ...........

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Udupi Catholic school denies discrimination charge

The governing board of Mount Rosary School on Feb 22 clarified that there was no harassment or discrimination meted out to the physical ...........

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Udupi Catholic school denies discrimination charge

The governing board of Mount Rosary School on Feb 22 clarified that there was no harassment or discrimination meted out to the physical ...........

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Mangalore St. Agnes gets “Excellence” status

Mangalore city’s oldest college for women, St Agnes College, has received ’College of Excellence’ status from the University Grant Commission (UGC)............

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Preparation begins for the feast in honour of Relic of St Anthony

St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu will be celebrating the feast in honour of Relic of its Patron St Anthony on 15-02-2017................

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Mangaluru ex-deputy mayor Judith Mascarenhas dies

Former deputy mayor and social worker Judith Mascarenhas passed away here on Jan 9. She was 85. ....

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Saverapura ICYM organises unique ‘Kutma Fest’

Sept 12, 2016: Saverapura Church was establised on Dec 3, 1991 is on the verge of Silver Jubilee this year and many programmes are being organised to mark this unique milestone...

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Thousands walk to Attur Shrine declared Minor Basilica

Thousands of devotees from Belman, Shirva, Kedinje, Nitte and other places walked all the......

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Dedication of Attur Minor Basilica to believers on August 1

The dedication ceremony of St Lawrence Shrine of Attur as a Minor Basilica to the faithful will be held on August ..........

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ICYM Mangalore Diocese Central Council Elections 2016-17 held : 3-July-2016

The ICYM Central Council Annual Elections of Mangaluru Diocese for the year 2016-17 was held during the 69th Annual General Body Meeting at Urwa Church Hall on July 3 2016.........

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Mar Thoma Church to conduct seminar for transgenders’ welfare

July 26:The Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Kerala is organising an awareness seminar for the uplift of transgender community in the state on July 29.

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Cardinal Ranjith of Colombo arrives in Goa

July 26: Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, 40 priests and lay people from Sri Lanka are on a pilgrimage to birthplaces of St Joseph Vaz and Fr Jacome Gonsalves in Goa.

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Christians mark Martyrdom Day in India

July 26:A group of Indian Christians have decided to observe July 22 as Martyrdom Day to pay tribute to Christians killed for the sake of their faith.

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Young Catholics to share their faith at Asian summit

July 26:Young Indian Catholics set to participate in the upcoming seventh Asian Youth Day in Indonesia are expecting the event to change their perspectives on faith.

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Young Indian Catholics to share their faith at Asian summit

July 25:Young Indian Catholics set to participate in the upcoming seventh Asian Youth Day in Indonesia are expecting the event to change their perspectives on faith.

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New Bishop named for Bettiah diocese

July 24:Pope Francis has appointed Father Peter Sebastian Goveas of Bhagalpur diocese as the new Bishop of Bettiha, Church officials announced in New Delhi July 22.

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India’s bishops pray new president will defend rule of law

July 24:The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country’s newly elected president, Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to live out the oath he will take to serve the well-being of the people.

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Indian NGO to train millions of domestic workers

July 22: In a move that could benefit millions of domestic workers in India, several state governments have engaged a non-profit organization to train maids as professionals and to ensure their security.

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Miao Diocese provides vocational training for dropout girls

July 22:A batch of 30 poor women and girls, mostly school dropouts, has completed a 6-month vocational training programme conducted by the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao in east Arunachal Pradesh.

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Goa Archdiocese refutes police arrest of vandal

July 22: Police in the western Indian state Goa have arrested a mentally unstable person for the destruction of numerous crosses, following a probe that a church team described as "scripted."

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Bishops welcome India’s new president with caution

July 22: Catholic bishops have welcomed the election of India’s new president and are hopeful he can lead the nation toward peace, development and justice for all.

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Mumbai Catholic newspaper celebrates 168th anniversary

July 21:Since 1850, the Archdiocese of Bombay has been served by a newspaper now called The Examiner.

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No clear lead in pastor killing case

July 21:Even though a team, led by Commissioner of Police RN Dhoke, has been working overnight to get some clue to the killing of Pastor Sultan Masih, sources said SIT had got nothing conclusive about the assailants.

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Best time to build Christian-Muslim relations: expert

July 21:An expert on Islam told an inter-religious gathering here that “this is the best time” for Christians and Muslims to build relation as Pope Francis has been leading the Church for inter-faith actions from front.

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Bishop welcomes probe into extra judicial killings

July 21: A Catholic bishop and human rights groups in India have welcomed a Supreme Court order for a federal investigation into allegations that thousands of people were killed by security forces in the northeastern state of Manipur.

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Will consider dialogue with Maoists if they renounce violence: Government

The government would consider dialogue with Maoists if they renounce violence, parliament was told on Tuesday.

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India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said.

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11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016: Minister

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said as many as 11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016.

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Leaders urge Modi government to pass a bill against lynching

Leaders of different political parties on Wednesday extended their support to a draft bill against lynching prepared by a civil society organisation and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get it passed in the ongoing Monsoon Session of parliament.

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Assam Regiment begin platinum jubilee in Meghalaya

The Assam Regiment, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army, on Tuesday began its four-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations at its regimental centre here in Meghalaya.

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Activists blast Widodo’s shoot drug traffickers comment

July 26:Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has come under fire from rights groups for comments in which he reportedly called for foreign drug traffickers entering the country to be killed.

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’Anti-life’ pronouncements sadden Philippine church groups

July 26:Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncements this week that he will press for the passage of laws that will revive capital punishment.

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Charlie Gard raises questions of parents’ rights, government limits

July 26:For the past few months the world has watched closely as the parents of a gravely ill British infant fought an intense legal battle over whether or not his life was worth further treatment, which has raised crucial questions.

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Catholics oppose buffer zone around Kentucky’s last abortion clinic

July 26:Pro-life activists in the Archdiocese of Louisville have spoken out against a city ordinance which resulted in the creation of a temporary buffer zone outside Kentucky’s only facility where abortions can be procured.

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Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament

July 26:Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on nuclear weapons.

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Migration and sustainable development – what’s the link?

July 26:Why do people migrate in the first place? And what if there was a way we could address the international crisis better by going after the root problems?

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Disqualification of Hong Kong lawmakers riles Cardinal Zen

July 25:Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong has criticized a court decision that disqualifies four more elected pro-democratic lawmakers on the basis that their oaths were invalid.

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Supporters of under fire Indonesian bishop fight back

July 25:Several priests in Indonesia’s Ruteng Diocese are pressuring their flock to back their under fire bishop as a split emerges over allegations that the prelate misappropriated church funds.

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Caritas Philippines appeals for toys for Marawi children

July 25:The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has appealed for toys and educational material for children displaced by the ongoing conflict in the southern city of Marawi.

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Church leaders decry extending military rule in Mindanao

July 25:Church leaders in the Philippines have decried a decision by lawmakers to extend martial law across the southern region of Mindanao until the end of 2017.

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Timor-Leste prays for pro-people government

July 25:Timor-Leste’s parliamentary election ended peacefully over the weekend with the fledgling country looking set for five more years of coalition government led by the former resistance movement party, Fretelin.

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Duterte’s bloody war on drugs slammed as ’social cleansing’

July 25:Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social cleansing” under the guise of a war on drugs, advocates testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

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NFP: It’s not just a Catholic thing anymore

July 25:For some, it was a health-conscious decision. For others, it was environmental. For still others, it was faith-based.

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Nation’s capital remembers former US Opus Dei head

July 25:Catholic figures from Washington, D.C. are remembering the legacy of Fr. Arne Panula, former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, and a beloved leader, mentor and friend of many throughout the city.

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Pope: the choice between good, evil is one we all have to make

July 25:On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can’t label any one group or institution as bad, since we all face temptation and have the ability to choose which path to follow.

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Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal battle

July 25:After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby born with a disabling medical condition, his parents have given up a legal challenge to take him to the US for the treatment.

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As Senate health care vote nears, will pro-life provisions be included?

July 25:As the Senate prepares to vote today to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, pro-life leaders are working to ensure pro-life language is included in the final version of the bill voted on

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Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

July 25:Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought them to the U.S. without documentation, and Congress needs to pass the Dream Act to help them, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has said.

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Communist Party’s version of Catholic Church in China hits 60 

July 24:The Chinese Communist Party’s top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church on the 60th anniversary of the state-controlled Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA).

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Deaths in smuggler’s truck ’completely senseless,’ Texas archbishop says

July 24:The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio are an occasion for tears, prayers, and action to end such situations, the local archbishop has said.

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