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Four Dwarkadheesh temple priests arrested for theft of silver

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 02:01

Four priests of the Dwarkadheesh temple of the Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat were arrested for taking 11 kg of silver which had been donated to temple trust`s property, police said here on Tuesday.

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:31

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 23:24

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.

Assembly polls: Uncertainties looming, aspirants turn to astrologers

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:59

Astrologers and temple priests in Chhattisgarh are witnessing an increase in the number of politicians and other aspirants visiting them ever since the announcement of Assembly polls.

Macedonian Orthodox Church bans Facebook for priests

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 09:26

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

Dalit priests train youths to perform religious ceremonies

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 15:32

Upset over priests refusing to perform rituals at their ceremonies, a group of Dalits have trained themselves in the rituals and are now teaching them to Dalit youths in Kota and Bundi districts of Rajasthan.

Pope says he won`t judge gay priests

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 19:03

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 15:14

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.

Roman Catholic priests in Scotland were `out of control sexually`, claims former advisor

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 12:49

A former Roman Catholic Church`s adviser on child abuse has claimed that the church`s priests in Scotland were `out of control sexually` under the leadership of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O`Brien.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 14:28

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

VHP`s Modi as PM chant ‘objectionable’: Hindu priests

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:02

Bharat Sadhu Samaj general secretary Swami Harinarayanand said VHP leader Ashok Singhal`s statement in Allahabad last week was "highly objectionable".

NSS call for non-Brahmin priests sparks debate

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 14:44

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