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Ganesha has the head of an elephant and the body of a Siddha.
Ganesha has the head of an elephant and the body of a Siddha.


Hindus Upset At Mounting Of Lord Ganesha Grotesque At Windsor Chapel

Hindus are upset at placing of carved Lord Ganesha as a grotesque creature on the medieval walls of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England – calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, was critical of this reimagined Lord Ganesha image as grotesque installed on a Chapel […]

Bill Donohue
Bill Donohue


Pope Francis Challenges Europeans – OpEd

Today Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament. This was one of Pope Francis’ signature statements. He beckoned his audience to recover their religious moorings, focusing on the positive link between Christianity and Europe. This means an appreciation of what he called the “transcendent dignity” of the human person. Dignity is given recognition in the respect […]

The European Parliament's hemicycle (debating chamber) in Strasbourg
The European Parliament's hemicycle (debating chamber) in Strasbourg


The Challenge Of Human Rights Recognition In Europe – Analysis

By Andrea Gagliarducci While Pope Francis was applauded at the European Parliament on Tuesday at his mention of children “killed even before being born” as among the victims of a “throwaway” culture, the European Court for Human Rights has said regulating the treatment of infants born-alive after late-term abortion is outside its competence. According to […]

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wikipedia Commons.
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wikipedia Commons.


Sri Lanka: Call Not To Use Pope Visit For Political Gain

Sri Lanka’s Catholic church called on all political parties to not use Pope Francis’ visit in campaigning for the January 8 presidential election, just five days ahead of the Pontiff’s visit. “It was brought to our attention that election billboards with the Holy Father’s image have appeared”, Director of the National Catholic Center for Social […]