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Pope elevates Kerala nun Mariam Thresia to sainthood
Photograph: Wikimedia Commons Indian nun Mariam Thresia and four others were declared Saints by Pope Francis at a grand ceremony at the Vatican City on Sunday. Mariam Thresia, who founded the......
It's official! Harry and Meghan are husband and wife
The royal couple chose a modern touch to their marriage ceremony. All the stars at Harry-Meghan's wedding THE ROYAL WEDDING: Full coverage IMAGE: Prince Harry and Meghan's kiss sparked huge......
Archbishop of Canterbury learns he was born illegitimate
The senior-most clergymen of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Saturday disclosed that he has discovered he is the illegitimate son of Britain's war-time Prime Minister Winston......
Making history: Meet England's first female bishop
The Church of England on Monday ended centuries of male domination with the consecration of its first woman bishop who described it as a “profound and remarkable moment”.......
Which church will Obama visit on Sunday?
Notwithstanding the attempts by sections of the Republican party to question his religion -- even dub him a Muslim -- Barack Obama has been outspoken about his Christian faith. This Sunday......
India and the economics of good intentions
Good intentions are best left to political parties, governments and religious establishments, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Here's a problem: If......
Uniting against a tsunami
But for the tsunami, the four Sumatrans whom an Indian coast guard vessel rescued near Great Nicobar's Campbell Bay would have been arrested and thrown into jail. The wrath of wind and wave had......
The business of Christmas
Every Christmas is a sharp reminder of Goldsmith's lines in She Stoops to Conquer about the indigent world being clothed out of the trimmings of the vain.Yet, in spite of abhorrent consumerism,......
Colin Firth's Indian connection
The Oscar 1, Oscar 2, Oscar 3, Oscar 4 and Oscar 5 quizzes have been fun, haven't they? Here's one more to sink your teeth into. 1. Colin Firth, the front-runner for this year's......
What's the da Vinci fuss about?
For the three or four among you who haven't heard of Dan Brown, his novel Da Vinci Code, or the controversy surrounding the film set to release in India this week, a quick primer.>Da Vinci Code:......
In Easter sermons, Australian church leaders urge forgiveness for disgraced cricketers
'Forgiveness is difficult as not everyone wants to give it' IMAGE: An emotional Steve Smith, the former Australian Test Cricket Captain, fronts the media at Sydney International Airport.......
PHOTOS: Vatican to field cricket team, take on Anglican Church
The Vatican officially declared its intention to defeat the Church of England on Tuesday - not in a theological re-match nearly 500 years after they split, but on the cricket pitch.The challenge......
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