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India Gets Two More Saints from Kerala After Sr Alphonsa

The catholic community in Kerala seems to be glad as well as proud when the state-born Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal were declared as saints by Pope Francis in Vatican, on Sunday. The canonisation took place during a special mass at St Peter’s Square at Vatican, which was witnessed by large number of devotees, two Cardinals, bishops ...

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Indian Catholics now have three native saints

From now on Indian Catholics will have three native saints following the elevation of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, popularly known as Chavara Achen, and Sister Euphrasia, popularly known as Evuprasiamma, in a canonisation ceremony presided over by Pope Francis II in the Vatican Sunday. In 2008, Sister Alphonsa became the first native Indian to be canonized and she too belonged to ...

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Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) to meet Pope Francis

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, widely known as Amma, will meet Pope Francis in Vatican next month, said a spokesperson for the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The spokesperson said the leader of the Catholic Church had invited her to Rome in December and Amma has accepted it as an honour to be called upon as a representative to join Pope Francis. “Opportunities for ...

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Vatican Relents, Ends Opposition to gays or LGBT Community

Deaprting from its centuries-old opposition to gays or LGBT community, the Vatican City has relented and said it would “welcome persons who have homosexual orientation”. Monsignor Bruno Forte, Special Secretary of the General Assembly of the Synod of the Bishops at the Vatican City, being held from October 5, said “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian ...

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