Simhastha Kumbh Mela in MP: Seven people killed, over 80 injured as tents collapse in thunderstorm

Simhastha Kumbh Mela in MP: Seven people killed, over 80 injured as tents collapse in thunderstorm

The month-long Simhastha Kumbh Mela began in Ujjain early on last Friday with the arrival of Juna Akhara for the royal bath on the banks of the Kshipra river.

Ex-Australian priest John Joseph Farrell sentenced for child abuse

An Australian court on Monday sentenced a former Catholic priest to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing a dozen children between 1979 and 1988.

Marriages without priest cannot be declared as illegal: Madras HC

Madras High Court has upheld an amendment made in the year 1968 to simplify Hindu marriages.

Strangulated body of priest found in Narwana

The strangulated body of a priest was found inside the Dera premises at Narwana.

Transsexuals cannot be godparents, Vatican tells priest

The Vatican told a Spanish bishop that transsexuals cannot be godparents after he asked for a formal answer on the matter, the cleric in the diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta said.

California priest gets prison in sexual abuse during flight

A California-based Catholic priest was sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for groping a sleeping woman seated next to him on an airliner.

Significance of PM Modi's visit to Dhakeshwari temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka. He also worshiped other idols and chanted hymns in the temple.

Dhakeshwari temple priest's special request to PM Modi

Dhakeshwari temple priest's special request to PM Modi for the Hindu community in Bangladesh.

Priest kidnapped in Homs region of Syria: NGO

A priest of the Syriac Catholic Church in the western Syrian city of Homs was kidnapped Thursday along with one of his colleagues, the NGO l`Oeuvre d`Orient told AFP Friday.

Father Jacques Mourad was seized with another Christian originating from Aleppo, who was helping the priest.

Indian film 'Priest' among 2015 sH2Orts finalists

The finalists for the sH2Orts 2015 film competition have been announced and Indian film 'Priest' by Devdatt Manjrekarhas been shortlisted.

Chile priest who took babies for adoption will not be prosecuted

A Catholic priest in Chile who was instrumental in taking babies from their mothers for adoption by others in the 1970s and 1980s will not face prosecution, after a court ruled that too much time had passed since the events in question.

Sexual assault case: Accused priest extradited from India to US

A Roman Catholic priest who is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old US girl has been returned to the US from his native India to face charges, authorities said.

Priest gets 10-yr RI for abducting, raping minor girl in MP

A 24-year-old priest was Tuesday sentenced to ten-year rigorous imprisonment by a fast track court here for allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor girl after taking her to religious places in Uttar Pradesh.

Police clueless in Badrinath priest murder case

A day after the murder of a Badrinath shrine priest who was found dead in his residence late Saturday, the police remained clueless about the perpetrators.

Kedarnath journey risky at present, avoid yatra for a week: Priest

Holding that arrangements for the Kedarnath yatra are not adequate yet, the temple`s chief priest Bhimashankar Ling on Sunday advised devotees planning to visit the Himalayan shrine to put their plans on hold for at least a week as it could be "risky".

Israel needs `iron fist` against anti-Arab hate crime

Israel must tackle anti-Arab hate crime with an "iron fist," a top minister said on Monday as police confirmed arresting seven minors over racist graffiti and spitting at a priest.

Pope condemns Syria destruction after priest`s murder

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the "destruction" of Syria at a general audience in St Peter`s Square following the murder of a Catholic priest in Homs.

Pope announces first members of sex abuse commission

Pope Francis named members of commission to advise him on sex abuse policy tapping religious experts and Irish woman assaulted as child by priest, to start plotting commission`s tasks and priorities.

12-year-old molested by priest

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a temple priest at Bateshwar town in Agra, police said.

Priest at Philip Hoffman`s funeral admits learning about humility from him

The priest presiding over Philip Seymour Hoffman`s funeral has admitted that he learnt about humility from him.