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Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa’s successor, dies at 81

Her body is lying in state at St John's Church in Sealdah and will be shifted to Mother House in Kolkata tomorrow. The funeral will be held at 4 pm tomorrow.

5 faith facts about Jeb Bush

His great-grandfather was a Catholic . His father, George H.W. Bush, was raised Episcopalian, and mother, Barbara, grew up Presbyterian. His brother George W. is an evangelical.

‘Soul Surfer’ Bethany Hamilton gives birth to baby boy

The couple named the baby Tobias after his great-grandfather. The name means “the goodness of God,” according to a Facebook post on Hamilton’s official page.

Samuel Meshack elected president of WACC

Dr Meshack is the first WACC President to come from the Asia Region. The WACC meeting of members also elected a new Board of Directors consisting of four women and four men.

70 percent of Christian homes illegal seized in Baghdad

In an interview, Mohammed al-Rubai said, "These houses belonged to Christians who fled from Baghdad, seeking refuge from violent attacks targeting them and their homes.”

Ban Shariah law in US, urges Franklin Graham

"ISIS is imposing Shariah law on hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians who want to be free. Women are oppressed, Christians and minorities are persecuted and murdered, homosexuals are tortured and killed."

Saeed Abedini beaten in prison, asked to deny Christ

AMERICAN pastor Saeed Abedini has been “viciously beaten” by other prisoners. Abedini was punched in the face in what appears to be an unprovoked attack in the Iranian prison where he is being held.

Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson bats for Sangh Parivar

"Why shouldn’t we recite the Gayatri mantra in churches? If we can’t recite it there, why can’t we include it in our prayers,’’ he said, quoting translations of the Gayatri mantra in both Malayalam and English.

Bishop Taranath Sagar nominated to Asian Christian conference’s executive body

Bishop Sagar is a prominent and dynamic leader with accomplishments and acclaim not only locally and all over India, but around the world.
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