Thiruvalla (Ker), Oct 14 (PTI) Dr Mathews Mar Severios was on Thursday elected as the supreme head of the Kerala-based 2.5 million strong Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.

.Seke, Zimbabwe
A vaccine activist campaigning for the COVID shots in Harare, Zimbabwe (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Zimbabwe is battling tremendous vaccine hesitancy
  • Many religious groups in Zimbabwe remain skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines
  • To avoid stigmatisation, vaccine campaigners are often encouraging people to take the shots in secret 

.Vatican City
Pope Francis spoke on a report on child sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in France (Photo Credit: AP)

  • "I would like to express to the victims," Pope Francis said
  • The report estimated some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy since 1950
  • He called on French Catholics to “ensure that the church remains a safe house for all”

.Paris, France
Francois Devaux, founder of 'La parole liberee', a group representing the victims (Photo: AP)

  • The figure includes abuses committed by some 3,000 priests
  • Olivier Savignac, the head of victims association Parler et Revivre, was abused at the age of 13 by a priest
  • The priest was found guilty in 2018 and sentenced to two years in prison, with one year suspended

.Paris, France
The investigation results will be released Tuesday this week. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • 3,000 child abusers could be involved in the sexual abuse
  • The probe has been underway for more than 2 years
  • A representative said 22 cases have been forwarded to prosecutors for alleged crimes

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (PTI) Amid the ongoing controversy over his recent "narcotic and love jihad" remarks, Joseph Kallarangatt, Bishop of Pala diocese of Syro-Malabar Catholic ...

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (PTI) The Catholic Church in Kerala has decided to be "guarded" in its official communications and religious sermons in future, to ensure their words do ...

Kochi, Sep 22 (PTI) The Syro-Malabar Church on Wednesday rallied behind Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of the Pala diocese, alleging that those who created a controversy over the priest's ...

Kozhikode (Ker), Sep 16 (PTI): Amidst the raging controversy over the 'narcotic jihad' remark by Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt, another church diocese here has sparked a row by ...

Pope Francis said priests and bishops must respond pastorally and not politically (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Pope Francis was asked about the debate on abortion going on in the US
  • The Pope reiterated that abortion is 'homicide'
  • Pastors should not go condemning, the Pope said