Day: August 3, 2011

Cue the curtain on Pakistani minorities

Source: Dawn On 28 May 2010, two Ahmadi “places of worship” were attacked simultaneously during Friday prayers in Lahore. As the siege went on for hours, news channels across the board were strewn with live footage from the scene of attack. For the first time in Pakistani history, Ahmadi community, […]

Two Churches Torched in Indonesia

Two homes used as churches were burned to the ground in Riau on Tuesday night, a report said. The incidents are the latest in a series of attacks on minority religious groups in Indonesia that have prompted international condemnation, including from the United States and European Union. The homes were […]

Netanyahu agrees to 1967 border for Palestinian state

Source: Israel Today Magazine Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians using the pre-1967 borders as a baseline for a final status peace agreement, according to Israeli media. Officials in Netanyahu’s office told various newspapers that the proposal is actually a package deal that […]

Malta: Priests found guilty of child abuse

Credit/Source: The Times of Malta: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Two priests have been sentenced to six years and five years, respectively, after being convicted of sexually abusing boys at St Joseph Home in Hamrun. They have given notice of appeal. Fr Charles Pulis was sentenced to six years in jail after nine cases […]

Whither the Church in Malta?

Source: The Times of Malta: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 , by Louise Cilia The message the letter by Fr Renè Camilleri (July 23) titled Country (And Church) That Never Grow Up conveys is of topical interest to us in Malta, especially in the light of the recent divorce referendum result. Fr […]

What did really fail in Norway?

Source/Credit: The Times of Malta: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 , by Dominique Moisi Japan in March 2011 and Norway in July 2011: any comparison between the madness of nature and the pure madness of man in Norway may sound artificial. Yet, confronted with their respective tragedies, Japan and Norway displayed a […]

Italians move to ban burka

Credit/Source: The Times of Malta: August 03, 2011 An Italian parliamentary commission yesterday approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draft passed by the constitutional affairs commission would prohibit women from wearing a burka, naqib or any other garb that covers […]