Kudroli Temple appoints two SC, ST widows as priests in Karnataka

Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple here has perhaps become the first in the country to appoint two widows from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities as priests to perform pujas and other rituals.

Polish Church apologises for child sex abuse

Leaders of Poland`s Catholic Church have apologised to the victims of child sex abuse by priests and admitted they have long ignored the problem.

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children according to a document.

Conservative Catholic order meets to turn page on scandalous past

How can an order of priests go on serving the Catholic Church after revelations that the man who founded it was a fraud? That is the dilemma facing the Legionaries of Christ.

Macedonian Orthodox Church bans Facebook for priests

Macedonia`a Orthodox Church has ordered its priests and nuns not to use Facebook or be ready to face unnamed sanctions, church officials said.

Pope says he won`t judge gay priests

Pope Francis on Monday reached out to gays, saying he wouldn`t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.

Miscreants flee with idol, kill two temple priests

Two priests were shot dead by miscreants at Bansritola Ramjanki temple in Bihar`s Samastipur town before they fled with the valuable ashtadhatu idol, police said on Saturday.

Britain’s top cardinal says priests should be allowed to marry

The top Roman Catholic priest in England has said that he believed that priests should be allowed to marry if they wished to.

NSS call for non-Brahmin priests sparks debate

The call of the Nair Service Society to appoint priests from its community in temples managed by the organisation has triggered a debate.

Pay honorarium to priests: VHP to Mamata

Mamata Banerjee-led government has decided to pay honorariums of Rs 2,500 to imams.

Pope wanted priests `to have sex’

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

Unsealed US church docs show abuse allegations

The documents include correspondence between priests and their superiors.

Priests fight at Jagannath Temple, one gets a bloody nose

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

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

`Ordination of women priests a crime`

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

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

13 priests arrested for fire mishap

Thirteen priests have been arrested in connection with the incident of fire that gutted a bar and restaurant atop a three-storeyed commercial building here, police said on Tuesday.

Pope`s Holy Thursday Mass dedicated to priests

Pope Benedict XVI urged priests
to oppose violence as he led a ceremony dedicated to the
priesthood on Thursday, marking Holy Week with his church buffeted
by clergy sex abuse scandals in Europe.

Three-day Indian priests` congress begins today in TN

More than 1,000 priests from over 100 dioceses across India have arrived at Vailankanni in Nagapattinam district to take part in the three-day Indian Priests` Congress, beginning there Tuesday.

Pope Benedict XVI condemns child abuse by priests

Pope Benedict XVI is condemning the abuse of children by priests, saying the church will never stop deploring such behavior.