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Vatican starts beatification of Christians killed during 2008 communal riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal district

BHUBANESWAR, OCTOBER 29: The Vatican has initiated the process to beatify 35 Christians killed during the 2008 communal riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, delighting Church leaders in the State who said this was a nod to “love, compassion and justice”. Beatification, in which a person is conferred with the title of “Blessed”, is a step preceding canonisation. These 35 Christians had resisted pressure from Hindutva groups to convert to Hinduism, Archbishop John Barwa of the Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, which covers Kandhamal, told The Telegraph on Saturday. They and dozens of other Christians...
North East

‘Sundays sacred for Christians’: Call to change Mizoram poll counting date

Aizawl, October 12: All the main political parties in Christian-majority Mizoram, including the BJP, Congress and the ruling MNF, have written to the Election Commission, urging it to change the date for the counting of votes of the assembly elections as it is scheduled on December 3, a Sunday. The other parties that have written to the EC are the Zoram People's Movement and the People's Conference. The conglomerate of major churches in the state, Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), has also sent a letter to the EC, urging it...
North East

27 Christians from Meghalaya stuck in Jerusalem : Conrad Sangma

Shillong, October 7: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday sought the help of the ministry of external affairs to rescue 27 people from the state stranded in the war-like situation between Israel and Palestine. Sangma said he is in touch with the ministry to bring the people back to the state. Taking to ‘X’, he said, “27 citizens of Meghalaya who traveled to Jerusalem for the Holy Pilgrimage are stuck in Bethlehem due to the present tension between Israel and Palestine.” “I am in touch with the MEA...
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NBCC to pray for 2023 election & the persecuted Christians in India on Feb 19

Exodus 18:21 Select capable people, people who fear God, trustworthy and who hate dishonest gain. Appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens (Paraphrased ,translation of Exodus 18: 21). As Nagaland prepares to go to the poll on February 27, we must remind ourselves that we need to keep our commitment to honor God. We must remember that we are responsible and have the power in our hand to change the course of our future. We must cast our vote to elect God fearing leaders, leaders who will...
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