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Supreme Priest ‘Pope’ Francis Expels Rapist Keralite Priest

(Kochi)Supreme Priest ‘Pope’ Francis Expels Rapist Keralite Priest
: Pope Francis has expelled a Kerala priestconvicted of rape from all priestly duties and rights,
Syro-Malabar Church priest Robin Vadakkumchery is currently serving a jail term for impregnating a 16-year-old girl in Mananthavady diocess
He was suspended from priestly duties soon after the news about his crime was reported in early 2017.
A POCSO court in Thalassery last year had sentenced Vadakkumchery to 20 years of Rigorous Imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs three lakh on him.
The priest, 50, was the vicar of the local church in Kottiyur in Kannur district and manager at the school where the victim was studying.
He was arrested two years ago while trying to flee to Canada.

Pope to declare Indian Nun Mariam Thresia as Saint on October 13

[Kochi]Pope to declare Indian Nun Mariam Thresia as Saint on October 13
Pope Francis will declare Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, an Indian nun, a saint on October 13
The Pope has formally approved the canonisation of Mariam Thresia, foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family, at an ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonisation at the Vatican on July 1
He has decreed that the canonisation will take place in St Peters Square on October 13 this year
The nun from Kerala will be canonised during a Mass along with John Henry Newman from England, Italian Josephine Vannini, Swiss Marguerite Bays and Brazilian Irm Dulce Pontes
The nun belongs to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
She was born in Puthenchira in Thrissur district on April 26, 1876 and died in Kuzhikkattussery on June 8, 1926.
The Vatican had earlier declared three Kerala-born Indian Catholics as Saints.
While Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia were canonised into the league of saints by Pope Francis in 2014, sister Alphonsa was declared a saint in 2008

H H Pope Francis Calls For End of Persecution Against Christians:DeathToll Raises To 15

[Vatican City,Lahore] His Holiness Pope Francis, Calls For An End of Persecution Against Christians :Death Toll Raises To 15
Pope Francis told the faithful in St. Peter”s Square that he was pained by the news of two terror attacks against churches in Pakistan and called for an end of persecution against Christians.
At least 15 people, including two policemen, Are Reported killed and over 80 others injured today when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked two packed churches during the Sunday mass in Pakistan”s biggest Christian colony .T
Twin blasts hit Weekly Holy Mass In Two Churches in Pakistan’s Lahore city And rocked the Roman Catholic Church +Christ Church in Lahore’s Minority Community’s Christian Colony in Youhana Bad area. Both churches have high attendance on Sundays on account of mass.
Youhanabad is the country’s biggest Christian locality, housing at least one million people. The Christian community in Pakistan has long been the target of attacks and hate crimes carried out by extremist elements.
80 people were killed and 100 injured in 2013 in similar suicide attacks at the All Saint’s Church in Peshawar’s Kohati Gate area,

His Holiness Pope Francis congratulated Indian govt. for the Food Security Act

Prof Thomas presents booklet on Food Security to Pope Francis and obtained Blessings From The Religious Leader.
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas called on the Pope Francis at Vatican City today.
Indian Minister who is leading the delegation to the 40th FAO Conference on World Food Security at Rome today called on the Pope Francis at Vatican City and submitted a booklet on Food Security Act.
Pope congratulated Prof Thomas and the Government of India for the great initiative to eradicate hunger from India.
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[1] The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Professor K.V. Thomas presenting a booklet containing the salient features of the Food Security Act to His Holiness Pope Francis, at Vatican City, Rome on October 10, 2013.