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.

Indian chief priest of Pashupatinath Temple resigns

The Indian chief priest of Nepal`s fifth-century Pashupatinath Temple here today submitted his resignation after 21 years of service for personal reasons.

Brazil priest breaks news of fatherhood during mass

A priest in northeastern Brazil stunned his parishioners by announcing during mass that he would soon become the father of a little girl and leave the priesthood.

Yatra a mass contact programme for Ram temple construction: Ayodhya chief priest

The chief priest of the makeshift temple in Ayodhya, Acharya Satendra Das, accused the VHP of going against established Hindu traditions.

Priest arrested in Vatican bank probe: Report

A priest has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and corruption in connection with the sweeping probe of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank, Italian media reported on Friday.

Priest arrested for stealing idol in UP

A 37-year-old priest has been arrested for allegedly stealing idols from a temple in Kairana town of Shamli district, police said.

Priest booked for attempting to rape minor

Patwinder Singh, who is a Granthi in a village Gurdwara, allegedly tried to rape the minor girl last evening, police said.

Priest deposes in court in Aarushi case

A CBI witness told a CBI court that Rajesh Talwar had claimed Aarushi`s bones nearly an hour after they were kept in crematorium locker.

Sikh temple victim remains in coma

Punjab Singh was injured when a gunman with ties to a white supremacy group opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.