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Tomb of last Persian rite bishop in India found

Thiruvananthapuram (UCAN): The recent discovery of the tomb of Chaldean Metropolitan Mar Abraham, the last Persian rite bishop to serve the Christian community in southern India, could help the country’s different Churches work more closely together.

“Bishop Abraham, who governed a unified Church, is a landmark find in Church history,” George Cardinal Alencherry, who heads the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, said. 

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India’s bishops call for new laws to ensure safety of women

 

THRISSUR (Agencies): In the wake of the national outcry over the gang rape and death of a medical student and reports of rapes from across the country, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India called for “comprehensive laws and effective measures to ensure the security and safety of women,” according to Catholic News Service. 

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Indian prime minister insults the nation

 

HONG KONG (SE): “The mindless atmosphere of negativity and pessimism that is sought to be created over the issue of corruption can do us no good,” said the prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh, on October 10, in condemning a widespread protest movement running under the theme of India Against Corruption.

Singh’s outburst has prompted people to question exactly what good he expects corruption will do for the nation.

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There is no honour in the death penalty

 

HONG KONG (SE): The death sentence was handed down in New Delhi, India, on October 6 to five people convicted of the murder of a couple who had made a decision to marry outside of their own caste or religious group.

What is referred to in India as honour killing has been dealt with severely by India’s highest courts in recent years.

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