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Security advisory issued for Goa churches

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Goa archdiocese has issued a security advisory asking all church committees in the state to increase vigilance in and around churches. The 15-point advisory was issued after police asked Church authorities to step up security following a spate of thefts and desecrations of statues. “We need to be responsible for our things,” said archdiocese spokesperson […]

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Crucifixion relics at Kerala church stolen

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

KOCHI: Three holy relics were stolen from a church at Mapranam near Irinjalakkuda in Kerala's Thrissur district. The Holy Cross Church, believed to have been constructed in 928 AD, is considered one of the oldest in the country. Speaking to TOI, vicar general of the Irinjalakkuda diocese, Mon Jose Irumpanam, said the relics included a […]

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Religious authorities told to follow security advisory

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

PANAJI: Following a robbery in the Chandranath Bhutnath temple at Paroda in Quepem on Tuesday night, in which culprits escaped with gold and silver ornaments worth about Rs 18 lakh, police have urged temple and church authorities to follow the security advisory issued by them in July. The police have now asked temple and church […]

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Security to MP churches stepped up

| September 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Madhya Pradesh state government has stepped up security for Christian churches despite the news of suspension of a plan to burn Quran in Florida. The “administration has decided to step up security around Christian worship places,” inspector general of police A. K. Soni said. Reports said worldwide condemnation forced the tiny Dove World Outreach Centre […]

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Amidst security, Jews to bring in New Year

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Jewish community is set to bring in Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year, on Thursday, and synagogues in the city will celebrate it in the presence of several armed security personnel. Nearly two years after the 26/11 attacks in which a Jewish rabbi and his wife were killed, city Jews are still insecure about […]

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Churches threatened over Qur’an burning

| September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Christians have sought protection for a church in Madhya Pradesh state after an anonymous letter threatened to blast it if a US Evangelical group went ahead with its plan to burn Qur’ans. The threat came as the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida reportedly confirmed its plans to host the controversial event on Sept. 11 […]

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Idol case in church set on fire

| July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

KOCHI: Miscreants on Monday late night vandalised a church at Thuthiyur, near Kakkanad, by setting a wooden idol case on fire. Police said the incident occurred at St Mary's Church and was noticed by the faithful who came to the church on Tuesday morning. Police said a team of fingerprint experts was sent to the […]

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Mangalore: ‘Bajarang Dal Behind Church Attacks,’ Deposes Cop

| July 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mangalore Jul 17: Personnel of the police department deposed before Justice B K Somashekhara Commission of Inquiry probing church attacks in the state, which took place on September 14 and 15, 2008, at the Commission’s sitting in the city on Friday July 16. In reply to questions posed by advocate for Christian witnesses, M P […]

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Arrest to throw light on church burglaries

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Police in Goa have arrested a man in connection with a convent school burglary, in which students’ trophies and brass-plated shields were stolen. Sanjay Rathod was arrested on July 12 in connection with the July 6 robbery in Bethany Convent High School at Sao Jose de Areal, south of Panaji, the state capital. Police said […]

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Two arrested for damaging church in Mangalore

| July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Police have arrested two people for dashing their motorbike into the main door of a church in Bikarnakatte, Mangalore, and damaging it. The security guard of Infant Jesus Church informed the police about the July 9 incident. Police have arrested two persons and later released them, reported bellevision.com site. The two men, reportedly working as […]

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How Hindu Extremists Victimize Pastors in India

| July 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

In India the Hindu extremists have continued to victimize pastors by using anti-conversion laws as an excuse to attack Christians, thereby limiting church activities. Release International (RI) in a recent report said that pastors were beaten and cars burnt amid accusations of forced conversion. RI report said that on June 23, two pastors, Pastors Shidu […]

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Police tell church to play down vandal attack

| June 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Police have told a parish in Hyderabad archdiocese in Andhra Pradesh, India, to play down the recent vandalism of shrine statues for fear of sparking communal violence. “The cops are trying to hush up the case because we are Christians. If such a thing had happened in a temple or a mosque, there would not […]

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SIT to probe desecration of religious places in Goa

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

PANAJI: Police on Thursday said the SIT, currently assisting the Margao blasts probe, will now investigate the incidence of desecration at religious places in the coastal state. "Since Margao blast case investigation has reached its fag end and the chargesheet is to be filed on May 17, SIT officers will now work on the idol […]

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Pastor, church attacked in Uttar Pradesh

| May 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lucknow: A group of people vandalised a church and assaulted the pastor, accusing him of carrying out forceful conversions in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district, police said Friday. Five people have been detained for attacking Dayalu Suna, the pastor, late Thursday at the church in Kalyanpur, some 80 km from Lucknow. "Those who attacked the pastor […]

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Commandos posted at Synagogue, St Francis Church in Kochi

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Commandos have been posted at the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, the oldest place of worship of the Jewish community in the Commonwealth region, and St Francis church at Fort Kochi following a union Home Ministry alert about a possible terror strike in the city. Police said 10 commandos each have been posted at St Francis […]

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