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Media mogul K.M. Mathew dies, thousands pay respects

Media mogul K.M. Mathew dies, thousands pay respects Chief editor of Malayala Manorama K M Mathew died early Sunday at his residence here in Kerala. He was 93. Mathew is survived by three sons and a daughter. His wife passed away in 2003.Thousands came to pay their last respects to Mathew, who was known as Mathukuttychayan to all.

Kattachira chapel developing as a major pilgrim centre

Kattachira chapel developing as a major pilgrim centre This summer a small and silent residential locality in Kerala’s Kayamkulam area has witnessed an unprecedented number of pilgrims. They were from all parts of India coming to seek refuge at the lap of St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Chapel near Kayamkulam.

Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Meletius calls for holistic approach towards development

Metropolitan  Yuhanon Mar Meletius calls for holistic approach towards development This is where a holistic approach with regard to development becomes relevant. What we see around us in terms of development is beneficial for just some and most of the time at the cost of the majority,” said Yuhanon Mar Meletius, Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Diocese of

WCC general secretary to meet Russian Patriarch Kirill

WCC general secretary to meet Russian Patriarch Kirill The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit will pay an official visit to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, on 27-29 June. In his first travel to Moscow as WCC general secretary, Tveit will meet with Patriarch

New Bishop Consecration in India for the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church

New Bishop Consecration in India for the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church Primate of the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church, Mor Severios Mose Gurgan consecrated two priests from Jacobite and Orthodox factions as bishops at St. James Lutheran Church, New Delhi on June 17. Yuhanon Mor Thimothios is appointed as bishop of Idukki and North Kerala diocese and Mathews Mor

Edinburgh 2010 concludes in historic Assembly Hall

Edinburgh 2010 concludes in historic Assembly Hall In June 1910, a groundbreaking World Missionary Conference drew delegates from churches and mission societies throughout the earth to the Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, set on The Mound near Edinburgh Castle and St Giles Cathedral. One hundred years later, on the afternoon of Sunday 6 June,

Edinburgh 2010 opens with prayer, praise and reflection

Edinburgh 2010 opens with prayer, praise and reflection Christian songs and hymns from around the globe mingled with the native skirl of bagpipes at welcoming ceremonies for Edinburgh 2010, a five-day conference marking the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference of 1910. By the start of the conference, 297 registered

World mission conference begins in Edinburgh

World mission conference begins in Edinburgh To launch together a new beginning for common mission in the 21st century" is the challenge put before participants at an international mission conference taking place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, from 2-6 June. The international gathering commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the 1910 World Mission

UAE’s first woman ambassador to Vatican

UAE’s first woman ambassador to Vatican Vatican City, May 20 (dpa) A mother of six who has been appointed as the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) first ambassador to the Vatican on May 20, Thursday, presented her credentials to Pope Benedict XVI.The pontiff welcomed Hissa Abdulla Ahmed Al-Otaiba and recalled how diplomatic relations

Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2010

Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2010 In 2010, this year just as at the time of the first Pentecost, Christians throughout the world, in their respective churches, will celebrate Pentecost in hundreds of different languages and will sing hymns in their own languages giving praise to the Lord.
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