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Village Priests Federation to support BJP-JP alliance

Last Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 00:30

The Village Priests Federation announced it would back the Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Party alliance in the forthcoming April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

Child molestation: 21 Philadelphia Roman Catholic priests suspended

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 09:51

Twenty-one Roman Catholic priests in Philadelphia have been suspended after being linked to an investigation into widespread child molestation.

Pope wanted priests `to have sex’

Last Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011, 12:45

The Pope had, as a young priest, suggested Vatican to relax celibacy rules.

Jharkhand: Women priests conduct marriage

Last Updated: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 17:52

To give equal rights to women in society, an NGO here has organised a marriage under the supervision of a team of female priests here.

Victims of priest sex abuse to march on Vatican

Last Updated: Friday, October 29, 2010, 21:44

The victims want UN to declare systemic paedophilia a crime against humanity.

Unsealed US church docs show abuse allegations

Last Updated: Monday, October 25, 2010, 10:17

The documents include correspondence between priests and their superiors.

Priests fight at Jagannath Temple, one gets a bloody nose

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 18:52

Two groups of priests, locally known as Pandas, fought over their share of donations given by devotees at the 12th century Sri Jagannath temple in Orissa on Tuesday.

Agra short of priests for `pitrapaksh` rituals

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 11:46

This city seems to be running short of priests during `pitrapaksh`, the fortnight when many Hindus offer prayers to ancestors.

Rome diocese asks gay priests to come out

Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 12:18

The Catholic diocese of Rome has asked homosexual priests to "come out".

`Ordination of women priests a crime`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 23:30

The ordination of women as Roman Catholic priests is a "crime against the faith," the Vatican said.

Thousands of priests rally in defence of pope

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 15:38

Around 9,000 priests are in Rome to celebrate end of church`s year of priest.

Women`s ordination groups march on Vatican

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 18:36

Groups that have long demanded that women be ordained Roman Catholic priests took advantage of the Vatican`s crisis over clerical sex abuse to press their cause.