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Ban on alcohol could hit Indian churches

A PROPOSED prohibition on alcohol in the Indian state of Kerala could mean that churches would be banned from validly celebrating the eucharist. The Bishop of Central Kerala in the Church of South India, the Rt Revd Thomas K. Oommen, told an Indian newspaper that communion wine must be exempt from the ban, and would remain "until the world ends". Roman Catholic leaders have backed him. The proposals call for a phased ban on alcohol over ten ...

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