Philippines' Duterte asks priests to try meth before slamming drugs war

Philippines' Duterte asks priests to try meth before slamming drugs war

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called priests and bishops, who oppose his violent anti-narcotics campaign that has left more than 6,200 dead since 2016, "hypocrites" and urged them to try drugs to understand the importance of the campaign.

Jan 19, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

Two priests hacked to death inside temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar

Two 'mahants' of Siddhnath Mahadev Temple in Saij village of adjoining Gandhinagar district were allegedly hacked to death by unidentified persons, police said today.

Sep 27, 2016, 18:11 PM IST

Pope Francis says those who hid sex abuse by priests `are guilty`

Pope Francis on Monday unambiguously said Church officials who covered up sexual abuse "are guilty" of wrongdoing, as he returned home after a triumphant trip to the United States where he held emotional talks with child abuse survivors.

Sep 28, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Hundreds of priests in Telangana are on strike! Find out why

Priests and temple staff in Telangana have been holding protests since more than a week seeking payment of salaries through the state government's treasury which would provide them job security.

Sep 02, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

Priests fined Rs 7.5 lakh for serving food inside Bankey Bihari temple

Two priests of Bankey Bihari temple here have been slapped with a fine of Rs 7.5 lakh by the management for flouting rules and serving food to some state government officials, including the Chief Secretary, inside the premises.

Jul 08, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Nuns, priests in govt service have to pay income tax: HC

Kerala High Court on Thursday held that nuns and priests employed in government service are liable to pay income tax.

Feb 06, 2015, 00:55 AM IST

Two priests booked for murder of 3 youths in UP

Two priests have been booked for allegedly killing three youths, whose bodies were found in a 'yagya shala' near Bankey Bihari temple here, police said on Saturday.

Jan 10, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

Four priests arrested in Spain sex abuse probe

Police in Spain today arrested four Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children in the southern city of Granada, the interior minister said.

Nov 24, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

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.

Sep 29, 2014, 17:53 PM IST

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.

Jun 21, 2014, 07:44 AM IST

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.

Jan 18, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

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.

Jan 08, 2014, 23:24 PM IST

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.

Oct 26, 2013, 09:26 AM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2013, 19:03 PM IST

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.

May 11, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

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.

Feb 23, 2013, 14:28 PM IST

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.

Jan 02, 2013, 14:44 PM IST

Pay honorarium to priests: VHP to Mamata

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

Apr 20, 2012, 23:24 PM IST

Pope wanted priests `to have sex’

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

Feb 07, 2011, 12:45 PM IST

Unsealed US church docs show abuse allegations

The documents include correspondence between priests and their superiors.

Oct 25, 2010, 10:17 AM IST