Everything you need to know about Church Square: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Church Square: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Tokyo, May 21 (ANI): "The Land of the Rising Sun" - Japan - attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.
Dhaka, May 20 (ANI): Bangladesh online activist and spokesperson of the Shahbagh's Ganajagaran Mancha, Imran H Sarkar, has called for the banning of country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, while blaming it for wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
New York, May 17 (ANI): Pope Francis and the US Pontifical Mission Societies have joined the smartphone league by launching a new mobile application called Missio featuring latest news and video about the Catholic Church.
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): A guitar, once played by John Lennon and George Harrison of 'The Beatles,' was sold at 408,000 dollars, at an auction in New York.
Cairo, May 17 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters flocked Friday to central Tahrir Square here to join demonstrations condemning the rule of President Mohamed Morsi and ruling Muslim Brotherhood group, reported Xinhua.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The brother of slain Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti will speak in front of Pope Francis and some 120,000 members of new Catholic religious movements on Saturday, the Vatican has said.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The mausoleum housing the remains of Russian communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin reopens here Wednesday after repairs that fixed the "sinking" foundation and restored the original lighting, authorities said.
Johannesburg, May 14 (IANS) With an eclectic blend of cinema, music, art and photography exhibitions, entrepreneurs and bloggers workshops and panel discussions the 12-day Indiafrica Festival 2013 began here Monday aiming to reach out to the youth of South Africa. .
Vatican City, May 9 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis has praised the "motherly" role played in the society by nuns, and said they should not feel they are spinsters.
Toronto, May 9 (IANS) Hindus comprise 1.5 percent, Sikhs 1.4 percent and Muslims 3.2 percent of Canada's population of around 35 million, according to the 2011 National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Less than a year after the decision to site the revolutionary Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in both Southern Africa and Australia, the SKA Organisation has opened its new international headquarters.
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has wished astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) a happy Orthodox Easter, a church spokesman said.
New York, May 5 (ANI): 'Star Wars' fans celebrated their holiest day on their calendar on Saturday, better known as "May the Fourth Be With You."
Dubai, May 4 (IANS) A musical extravaganza featuring Bollywood personalities in Bahrain drew hundreds of people.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): The Boston Marathon bombings are leading to tighter security at the sport events to be held this weekend in New York City, according to organizers on Friday.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, an alleged costumed cad accused of violently shoving a toddler as his Indian-origin mother did not give him a tip, is continuing to fight his misdemeanor reckless endangerment case rather than take a no-jail plea.
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Come July, Goa could just be the toast of the season for gay Indians.
Damascus, May 1 (IANS) Two people were killed and 28 others wounded Wednesday in twin blasts in the Syrian capital, a local media report said.
Amsterdam, April 30 (IANS) After 33 years on the throne, Dutch Queen Beatrix Tuesday abdicated in favour of her son Willem-Alexander.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): A car bomb went off Tuesday in the heart of the capital Damascus in front of the old headquarters of Syria's Interior Ministry, killing at least 10 people, wounding 60 others, local media said.
Damascus, April 30 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 70 wounded when a car bomb went off Tuesday in the heart of the Syrian capital Damascus in front of the old headquarters of Syria's interior ministry, the state-TV said.
Miami, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Michael Jordan married former model Yvette Prieto this weekend in a Palm Beach ceremony.
London, April 28 (IANS) Volunteers at Britain's Ely Cathedral have reportedly been instructed not to bother Hollywood actress Mila Kunis or her co-star Channing Tatum while they shoot in the church.
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Amid a brewing controversy over whether the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect was read his legal rights too soon, officials said the brothers planned to detonate the rest of their explosives in Times Square.
Beijing, Apr. 26 (Xinhua-ANI): The two Boston bombing suspects had intended to come to New York to detonate bombs at Times Square, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a press conference on Thursday.
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man from Russia's Chelyabinsk city has changed his name to Yeshua Ben Maryam Al-Masih, which means in Hebrew "Jesus Son of Mary, Messiah".
Washington, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing planned to follow up the attack by detonating as many as six explosive devices in New York City's Times Square, officials said.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has launched a new ad campaign this month where they portray Jesus as "The Original Hipster."
Bogota, April 25 (IANS/EFE) The Colombian Senate Wednesday voted 51-17 to reject the same-sex marriage bill after debate on the measure was postponed twice.
Vatican City, April 25 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis has called on nations to give humanitarian aid to Syria's population and end the deadly conflict in the country.
Ankara, April 25 (IANS/AKI) The rebel Free Syrian Army is working to release two Orthodox bishops kidnapped near the northern city of Aleppo. The whereabouts of the two bishops remained unclear despite a report saying they had been freed.
London, Apr 24 (ANI): A video installation of speeches by Nelson Mandela's, the former South African leader, is taking over many electronic billboards in New York's Times Square.
Beirut, April 24 (IANS/AKI) Two Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped by gunmen in Syria's northern city of Aleppo have been freed, the Zenit.org website said.
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Two veteran anti-terrorism prosecutors, including an Indian American attorney Aloke Chakravarty, are leading the case against the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Melbourne, Apr. 23 (ANI): A Norwegian TV show has been slammed by a church after it tricked five teenage girls to convert to Islam so that they could win tickets to Justin Bieber's concerts.
Dhaka, April 22 (ANI): Bangladesh journalist Shahriar Kabir has urged the government to ban the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, and blamed the organisation for the wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit here has already kicked up a row in Kerala, but it could become more "colourful" as he may meet a cardinal of the Catholic Church while here.
Paris, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 45,000 people marched in the French capital Sunday in opposition to a controversial gay marriage bill sponsored by President Francois Hollande, police said.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Waleed Rashed, hero of the massive protests at Tahrir Square that ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, will address delegates at the second India Internet Day (IID) here April 26.
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Boston Marathon bombing has renewed talk about homeland security in a post 9/11 world.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A rare psalm book from 1640 is tipped to fetch between 15 million dollars to 30 million dollars at an auction in New York.
London, Apr 17 (Xinhua-ANI): The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, the first female British prime minister, started 11 a.m. local time on Wednesday at the St. Paul's Cathedral.
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Investigators looking for clues to the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured another 176 would try to reconstruct the bombs said to be made of pressure cookers filled with nails and ball bearings.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Two bombs that killed three people and injured 176 at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday were pressure cookers filled with metal and ball bearings, according to various media reports.
Islamabad, Apr. 16 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban has denied anything to do with explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 100 in Boston.
Boston/Washington, April 16 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is taking the lead in investigating the double bombing that killed at least three people and left at least 144 others injured the Boston Marathon finish line even as local police authorities say the attacks happened without warning.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Investigators probing the twin Boston bombings that left three people dead have a number of active leads and have made "some good early progress in the forensics analysis", a law enforcement official said.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, killing at least two people and injuring around 100 others, media reports said. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick described it as a "horrific day".
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Two explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon Monday, injuring at least half a dozen people, CNN reported.
Beirut, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Syrian Airlines plane carrying more than 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid for the victims of the ongoing conflict in Syria has landed in Damascus, the Russian embassy in Damascus said Sunday.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) Sunday hailed the appointment of Mumbai's Cardinal Oswald Gracias by Pope Francis as one of his advisors in the Vatican.
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa Church Sunday refuted claims by a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader that she had met the Archbishop of Goa in a minority outreach exercise ahead of the March 2012 polls.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dozens of people were detained Saturday as some 200 nationalists gathered in the centre of the Russian capital, chanting "Russia for Russians" and Moscow for Muscovites", police said.
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A rare psalm book from 1640 is tipped to fetch between 15 million dollars to 30 million dollars at an auction in New York.
Rome, April 13 (IANS/AKI) Hollywood director Ridley Scott has filmed a TV series "The Vatican" in Rome, starring Bruno Ganz as the fictional present-day Pope Sixtus VI.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost one in four Russians (23 percent) expect the human race to be contacted by representatives of an alien civilization in the next 50 years, says an opinion poll.
London, April 11 (IANS) A top British clergyman under the Church of England has signalled that gay couples who seek to "engage with the challenges of life responsibly" should be able to have their relationships blessed in church.
London, Apr. 11 (ANI): Congress in Uruguay has legalised gay marriage, becoming the second country in Latin America to do so, after Argentina.
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Two youths were arrested Wednesday on charges of hurtling religious sentiments amid an escalating row between Islamists and secularists on a new anti-blasphemy law in Bangladesh.
Allepey (Kerala), Apr 9 (ANI): Dome of an under construction catholic church collapsed in Alleppey district of Kerala on Monday, in which, one worker was killed and few others were injured.
New York, Apr. 9 (ANI): Miss India Asia Pacific 2003 Parmita Katkar, now Parmita Kurada, has accused a Times Square Cookie Monster impersonator of assaulting her son and calling her a bitch after she failed to pay a tip to him.
London, Apr 9 (ANI): Manchester could become the next fashion capital, as the city has just been announced as the location for Vogue's Fashion Night Out 2013.
Washington, Apr. 8 (ANI): Dozens of public schools that lease church-owned buildings will have to take students off site for sex education, as a result of a longstanding agreement between church and city officials.
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fifty men in their 90s may face prison terms in Germany over allegations of their service as guards at Auschwitz, the biggest concentration camp in Nazi Germany, media reports said.
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa Friday said it would be "proud" to host Pope Francis I if he decided to visit the 2014 exposition of Spanish Jesuit St. Francis Xavier.
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Number of people following Pope Francis on micro blogging platform Twitter has doubled from 2.5 million to 5.0 million in just seven weeks.
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Pope Francis could visit Goa for the 2014 exposition of pioneering Jesuit St. Francis Xavier, said a priest of the church where the mortal remains of one of the first Christian missionaries to India are kept.
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Amid heightened political tensions, a group of Bangladesh Islamic scholars Sunday submitted a list of bloggers who they alleged had committed blasphemy.
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Even as traditionalists took umbrage at Pope Francis I washing the feet of two young women on Maundy Thursday, some Mumbai Catholics Sunday recalled the pioneering spirit of late Father Hugh Fonseca.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Christians in Kerala were in a celebratory mood Easter Sunday, returning to non-vegetarian fare and normal diet after the 40-day observance of Lent.
London, Mar 31 (ANI): Pope Francis has drawn an explicit link between Christ and the ghostly image imprinted on the Turin Shroud but stopped short of declaring it the true burial cloth of Jesus.
Melbourne, March 29 (ANI): The barefoot, "homeless" man who made headlines when a NYPD officer was photographed giving him a pair of boots has his own apartment and 30 pairs of shoes, it has been revealed.
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Good Friday, or the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is being observed by Christians across the world.
London, Mar. 29 (ANI): A picture of China's First Lady Peng Liyuan in her younger days singing to troops following bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 has appeared on Chinese Internet this week.
Washington, Mar. 28 (ANI): Women in Egypt are fighting against sexual assaults that have skyrocketed and often committed by gangs of men during protests against President Mohammed Morsi at Tahrir Square.
London, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Francis has opted to stay at a modest two-room residence instead of moving to a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said.
Sydney, Mar. 27 (ANI): Pope Francis has announced he will be staying in the Vatican's guesthouse, rather than moving into the vast palace used as the official papal residence.
New York, Mar 25 (ANI): A member of the feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot has come out of hiding to say the group is alive and still wants President Vladimir Putin to step down.
London, March 25 (IANS) Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, will visit Brazil in July to attend a Catholic youth gathering in Rio de Janeiro.
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nine activists have been detained for attempting to stage an unauthorised protest on Moscow's Red Square, police said.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Across Kerala, churches witnessed a good number of Christians turning up for the Palm Sunday service.
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber's secet killer, Dana Martin, who is serving life sentence for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl, says he still has it on mind to kill or castrate the singer.
New York, Mar 23 (ANI): An artist from Milwaukee has sparked a controversy after she created a stunning portrait of former Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI out of 17,000 condoms.
Jerusalem, March 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday made a historic visit to Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which marks the birthplace of Jesus, and also paid tributes at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
Ramallah, March 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday made a historic visit to Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which marks the birthplace of Jesus.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) With Easter Sunday fast approaching, it's a mixed bag for Christians as most of them will be in a pensive mood starting Palm Sunday till Easter Sunday, when things brighten up.
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hollywood star Tom Cruise opened an account this week on Russia's most popular social networking site, his official Twitter feed said.
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): Daniel Day-Lewis has reportedly been cast as Celtic football club founder Brother Walfrid in a new movie.
Washington, Mar. 21 (ANI): Nationally, most Catholics have said the election of Pope Francis has made them more optimistic about their church, a new poll has found.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday lauded Egypt's nascent democracy and said the two countries must find new ways of engagement between their youthful populations.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A thanksgiving mass was organised here Tuesday to celebrate the inaugural address of the newly elected Pope Francis.
Washington, Mar. 19 (ANI): The sister of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has revealed that in the past, she had prayed that the cardinals wouldn't pick her brother to be the new Pope.
Vatican City, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Francis posted his first tweet Sunday to engage with over three million followers on his personal Twitter account, with a message: "Pray for me."
London, Mar 17 (ANI): A British professional boxer has been fined 3,000 pounds and told to behave himself by boxing officials following his regular foul-mouthed tirades both on Twitter and in the open.
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama must have known that his support of gay marriage would bring him trouble. But of all possible repercussions, a demand to roll back Alaska's 1867 sale to the US was one he was unlikely to have seen coming.
London, Mar. 17 (ANI): Pope Francis has said he wanted 'a poor church for the poor' in his first remarks to the media since he was elected the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Members of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council have announced their decision to hold two mass rallies in April and May.
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Constantinople patriarch will attend Pope Francis's inaugural mass for the first time since the Great Schism between the Western and Eastern churches, Vatican Radio said.
Shimla, March 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday launched the Earth Hour Signature Campaign of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India here.