School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells


The pastor of a Roman Catholic school in Tennessee has banished JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels from the school’s library shelves. The decision has come in the wake of Reverend Dan Reehill’s assessment of the spells and curses in the Harry Potter – which according to him is capable of conjuring evil spirits in realContinue reading “School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells”

Two Italian policemen shot during newly elected Enrica Letta’s swearing-in ceremony


  Two Italian police officers were shot and wounded outside the prime minister’s office in Rome on Sunday. The incident took place just a kilometer away from the place where the new premier Enrico Letta was being sworn. The swearing in ceremony was going on at the time of the incident. Police said that itContinue reading “Two Italian policemen shot during newly elected Enrica Letta’s swearing-in ceremony”

Pope extends friendly hand towards “Muslim Brothers”


Pope Francis has extended a hand of friendship to “so many Muslim brothers and sisters” during a Good Friday procession. This Good Friday procession is dedicated to the suffering of Christians from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East. By taking this decision, the new pontiff has gone beyond the traditionalists and rejected many conventions.Continue reading “Pope extends friendly hand towards “Muslim Brothers””

Cardinals come together in Rome for electing new Pope


The roman cardinals have attended a special mass recently as preparations for election of the new pope are underway. The 115 cardinal-electors also heard choirs in St. Peter’s Basilica to receive some divine signals. The secret electoral process will begin Tuesday in Sistine Chapel where the cardinal’s shall vote 4 times in a day tillContinue reading “Cardinals come together in Rome for electing new Pope”

Pope Benedict XVI’s leaked private correspondence unveils division within Vatican


The leak of private correspondences of Pope Benedict XVI is serious security breach no doubt but it also opened a window to assess the inner equations in the Holy See and Pope Benedict’s functioning. The incidents of rivalry, betrayal, allegations of corruption, systemic jarring have all broke out in the open. One such incident belongsContinue reading “Pope Benedict XVI’s leaked private correspondence unveils division within Vatican”

Pope Benedict XVI expresses his desire to lead life post resignation in seclusion


Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church has hinted that he would like to spend his days after retirement in seclusion. The observation was made by BBC’s Alan Johnston who was reporting from the Vatican. In a meeting with Roman Priests, Pope said, “Even if I am withdrawing into prayer, I will alwaysContinue reading “Pope Benedict XVI expresses his desire to lead life post resignation in seclusion”