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Church of England may allow women bishops

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:25

The Church of England`s senior most bishop, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has said he is "hopeful" the church`s ruling body will allow women to become bishops when it votes on Monday.

German bishops commission new sex abuse probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 02:35

Germany`s Roman Catholic Church today launched a new study into sexual abuse by clergy after a first attempt involving criminologists ended in acrimony last year.

KCBC asks faithful not to vote for atheists

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 16:23

Kerala Catholic Bishops` Council on Sunday directed the faithful not to vote for atheists and promoters of communalism in the April 10 polls to the Lok Sabha from Kerala.

Church of England rejects blessings for gay marriages

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 05:16

Bishops in the Church of England issued new guidance Saturday warning clergy they should not bless couples in same-sex marriages, after the idea was recommended in an internal report last year.

Catholic Bishops` meet calls for inter-faith dialogue

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 20:07

The Catholic church in India today called for strengthening inter-faith and inter-church dialogues and emphasised the need to ensure that all sections of the society benefited from its ministry.

Church threatens to protest against Western Ghats` report

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 18:21

Adding to the controversy over the central government`s order based on the Kasturirangan panel`s Western Ghats report, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC) Saturday also threatened to launch a protest.

US bishops elect new leaders amid Vatican shift

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 01:11

US Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Kentucky to be their new president as they grapple with changing priorities under Pope Francis.

Bishops in US come out against military strikes on Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 15:14

Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States opposed military action against Syria, saying it would led to "unintended negative consequences."

Pan-Muslim body urges release of captive Syria bishops

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 15:52

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation urged on Saturday an "unconditional" release of two bishops kidnapped this week in Syria.

No proof kidnapped Syria bishops are free: Christian group

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 16:27

There is "no tangible proof" that two Orthdox bishops kidnapped in Syria have been released, an association of Middle Eastern Christians said Wednesday, going back on an earlier claim that the pair had been freed.

Pope Francis calls for two Syria bishops to be freed

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 16:18

Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed for two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria to be freed and for the bloodshed to end, speaking during his general audience on St Peter`s Square.

Syria opposition chief `seeking release of bishops`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 14:15

Interim opposition chief George Sabra was Tuesday working to secure the release of two bishops kidnapped in a north Syria village, a Greek official said, as a fresh wave of violence hit the country.