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December 31, 1994 | From Reuters
India's revered Catholic saint, Francis Xavier, has become the subject of bitter debate among historians over whether he was racist and a male chauvinist. The debate intensified after the country marked the 442nd anniversary of his death on Dec. 3 with perhaps the last public exposure of his remains in Goa, drawing devout Roman Catholics from all over the world. The controversy surrounding St.
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June 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
A two-year inquiry into the miracles needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint will be completed by Aug. 15, Calcutta's Roman Catholic Archbishop Henry D'Souza announced. The Vatican normally spends two or three years examining submitted evidence, "but for Mother Teresa the Vatican may take less time," he said. Mother Teresa, hailed as a "living saint" during her decades in Calcutta's slums, died in 1997 at age 87.
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September 9, 1990 | United Press International
Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, who five months ago announced her retirement because of ill health, was reelected Saturday as head of the Missionaries of Charity order she founded in 1950, a church official said. The results of the election suggested that the 80-year-old Roman Catholic nun has decided to continue to work among the impoverished people of the teeming Indian metropolis of Calcutta, ignoring medical advice to curtail her activities.
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November 8, 1999 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Pope John Paul II sat down here Sunday to exchange views with leaders of 10 other religions, Indian security guards stopped a blue-turbaned Sikh trying to enter the assembly hall with a 4-foot sword. The armed man, it turned out, was Bhai Manjit Singh Sahib, a Sikh guru. His chair, three places to the left of the pope, remained vacant for 30 minutes before he could persuade organizers that the ornate silver saber was a symbol of his religious authority, not a security threat.
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November 8, 1999 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Pope John Paul II sat down here Sunday to exchange views with leaders of 10 other religions, Indian security guards stopped a blue-turbaned Sikh trying to enter the assembly hall with a 4-foot sword. The armed man, it turned out, was Bhai Manjit Singh Sahib, a Sikh guru. His chair, three places to the left of the pope, remained vacant for 30 minutes before he could persuade organizers that the ornate silver saber was a symbol of his religious authority, not a security threat.
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June 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
A two-year inquiry into the miracles needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint will be completed by Aug. 15, Calcutta's Roman Catholic Archbishop Henry D'Souza announced. The Vatican normally spends two or three years examining submitted evidence, "but for Mother Teresa the Vatican may take less time," he said. Mother Teresa, hailed as a "living saint" during her decades in Calcutta's slums, died in 1997 at age 87.
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February 6, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Midway through his 10-day pilgrimage to India, Pope John Paul II met Wednesday with multitudes of Indian Christians and prayed at the shrine of Thomas the Apostle. The leader of the world's 800-million Roman Catholics, dressed in heavy ceremonial vestments despite temperatures in the 90s, appeared at times to be tiring under his demanding schedule. His first prayer in Madras was at the shrine to the martyrdom of the disciple Thomas, known as Doubting Thomas because, according to St.
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July 25, 1998 | Jake Finch
NEW CANTOR: Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, will welcome Cantor Joel Fox to the pulpit at Friday's 8 p.m. service. A reception will follow. Fox studied at the Israel Institute of Cantorial Art in Tel Aviv, as well as at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. He was the head music director at Camp Ramah in Massachusetts and comes to the synagogue from Congregation Beth El in La Jolla. Fox will officiate during the Shabbat and holiday services throughout the year.
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February 11, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II ended his 10-day pilgrimage to India on Monday on the same low key on which it began, avoiding offense to the country's predominant Hindus or to its divided Roman Catholics. Here, in what has become a hotbed of Hindu fundamentalism, the weary pontiff addressed a group of seminary students and confined his remarks to a reminder of their allegiance to Rome and the importance of their spiritual duties.
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December 31, 1994 | From Reuters
India's revered Catholic saint, Francis Xavier, has become the subject of bitter debate among historians over whether he was racist and a male chauvinist. The debate intensified after the country marked the 442nd anniversary of his death on Dec. 3 with perhaps the last public exposure of his remains in Goa, drawing devout Roman Catholics from all over the world. The controversy surrounding St.
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September 9, 1990 | United Press International
Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, who five months ago announced her retirement because of ill health, was reelected Saturday as head of the Missionaries of Charity order she founded in 1950, a church official said. The results of the election suggested that the 80-year-old Roman Catholic nun has decided to continue to work among the impoverished people of the teeming Indian metropolis of Calcutta, ignoring medical advice to curtail her activities.
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