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Pastor arrested for murdering minor girl

NULL Guntur (AP), Jun 30 (PTI) A local pastor was arrested for allegedly murdering a teenager after she became pregnant with his child, police said today. The victim, identified as Monica (17) from Nadendla village in the district was working as a cook for the pastor, S Ajay Babu for the past one year. Babu… Read More »

Pastor’s wife accuses him of sexual abuse of minor girls

NULL In her police complaint, Priyalatha has charged Shantaraju, pastor of Bethel Church and Bethel Student Centre, with having sex with young girls and getting them to abort S Shyam Prasad Pastor Shantaraju with a minor girl whom he is said to have sexually abused A city pastor has been accused by his own wife… Read More »

Beltangady: Three Booked for Inducing Religious Conversion

NULL Beltangady, Oct 18: The personnel of Venur police station have registered cases against three persons, based on a complaint received against them. The three reportedly visited a family, derided Hindu gods, and induced the family members to convert. It is said that three men, A M George, Ruby Thomas, and M S George, visited… Read More »

Crorepathy" Fr. Jegath Gasper Raj main link for Tigers in India

NULL The Sri Lankan Catholic Church, the Catholic Radio Veritas based in Phillipines, the Tamil Catholic hierachy and its priests have been the main links of the global network of the Church to protect, promote, provide succor and cover to the internationally banned Tamil Tigers. Fr. Jegath Gaspar Raj is somewht different. This catholic priest… Read More »

Christian missionary behind Nithyananda sex scandal: Ranjitha

NULL Ten months after the sex tape allegedly involving Nithyananda and cine star Ranjitha hit the internet, the actress finally broke her silence on Friday. Addressing a packed press conference, the actress denied all the allegations against her. “It’s not me in the video,” said Ranjitha. “I was scared, I was threatened, blackmailed, and that… Read More »

Supreme Court decries forceful religious conversions

NULL New Delhi: The Supreme Court, while upholding life imprisonment for Dara Singh and Mahendra Hembram, main accused in the killing of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in Orissa’s Koenjhar district in January 1999, also came down heavily on Christian missionaries for indulging in forceful conversions. The bench of justices P Sathasivam… Read More »

Chidanandmurthy in favour of bill to curb conversion

NULL Bangalore, Feb 2 (PTI) In the backdrop of the JusticeSomashekhar Commission Report, noted Kannada writer MChidanandmurthy today called for introduction of a bill tocurb "religious conversion by fundamentalists" during thecoming session of the state legislature. Opposing conversions that took place by offering monetaryinducements, he alleged that it was often vulnerable sectionsof people that had… Read More »

Suspected religious conversion racket busted in Mangalore

NULL Social welfare department officials on Sunday busted an alleged religious conversion racket in Haleyangadi gram panchayat limits in Mangalore city police limits. The officials raided ‘Ebenezer prayer hall’ run by a couple, KJ Joy and Elizabeth, without a licence following complaints of child labour being used on the premises. However, policemen, accompanying the raiding… Read More »

Jharkhand Bishop openly backs Maoist cause

NULL VR Jayaraj | Kochi Even as Home Minister P Chidambaram keeps on asking the intellectuals and rights activists in the country to declare their position on the war against Maoists, a Christian Bishop in Jharkhand, one of the States hit worst by the menace, is openly justifying their cause. Claiming that the Church and… Read More »

School trades evangelism access for shoes, school supplies

NULL Talk about school spirit! A news story brings a new twist to the latest moves by cash-strapped schools selling advertising and promotional access to everything in sight to raise school supply and activity moola. Now a Florida school is selling access to kids’ souls. Combee Elementary School in Lakeland, Fla., where separation of church… Read More »