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Pope Francis adds fourth path to sainthood

· Pope Francis has issued an apostolic letter creating a new category (a fourth one) called an oblatio vitae or a “free offering of one’s life” under which someone could possibly become a saint.

 

· The category added, as described by the Vatican, involves people who freely accept an imminent death for the good of others.

 

·         The pathway focuses on people who sacrifice their lives for others.

 

·         Previously, gaining consideration for sainthood in the Catholic Church took only three routes:

 

  1. Martyrdom (dying for your faith);
  2. Living a life of heroic, Christian values; or
  3. Having a saintly and devout reputation.

One of the most well-known figures to take one of those paths in recent times was humanitarian Mother Teresa, who was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.

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Prelims Question of the Day

Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. They were

1. Babar 2. Humayun 3. Jahangir 4. Shahjahan

(a)1 and 4 only

(b)2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)2 and 3 only

Mains Question of the Day

1.GS-The nature of economic growth in India in recent times is often described as a jobless growth. Do you agree with this view? Give arguments in favour of your answer. (200 Words)

2.Political Science -Explain to what extent the concept of “one-party dominance”(W.H.Morris-Jones)model is relevant in Indian policy today.(250 Words).

3.SOCIOLOGY - Do you think that poverty, deprivation and inequalities are the major challenges in the process of social transformation? What are your suggestions to address and resolve the problems. (250 Words).

Sociology - Thinkers