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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.