Pope Francis, the Time magazine’s ‘Man of the year’ for 2013 continues to be one of the most influential, popular as well as controversial figures today and grabs headlines every other day for his liberal views and has been successful in injecting a fresh aura into the huge number of laymen growing apart from the Roman Catholic Church. His liberal stance on same sex marriages, strong stand on the reformation of the Roman Curia and the Church have been applauded as well as looked upon with caution and criticism by many. This time, the Pope is in news for his speech in the European Union. His presence in a democratic and secular institution was met with protest. A ‘Femen’ (pro-abortion feminist group) demonstrator mounted the altar in Strasbourg’s famed cathedral on Monday flashing her naked torso and waving the EU flag.
Archive for: December 2014
Amala Maria George
The five fishermen – Emerson, P Augustus, R Wilson, K Prasath and J Langlet – were arrested on November 28, 2011 for smuggling and possession of drugs (brown sugar) by Sri Lankan authorities. Numerous strikes were staged, especially by the students of the various Law Schools in Tamil Nadu during the span of these three years. Attempts were made by the Police personnel and the Government officials to curb these strikes, but in vain.