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Vatican showing renewed interest in Asian theology

KOCHI (UCAN): India’s leading theologians and along with 18 bishops, archbishops and cardinals met with leading officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in the southern city of Bangalore. The January 21 to 24 gathering was the second since their first such meeting in 2011.
 
Jesuit Father Kuruvilla Pandikattu, observed that such dialogues “show the Vatican’s desire to know more about developments in Asian theology, and the trends and changes in the social milieu, in which theologising takes place.” 

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Priests charged with murder of rector

KOCHI (UCAN) : Police in southern India have accused four priests of being involved in the murder of the rector of a major seminary, Father K.J. Thomas, whose body was found in his room at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary on 1 April 2013.

Police filed additional charges on November 27 in a Bangalore court naming seven people, including Father I. Anthappa, Father A. Thomas, Father Anbu John and Father Chowrappa Selvaraj, the police officer coordinating the investigation, Victor D’Souza, said.

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