Eduardo Verastegui, an actor with a mission

September 20th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui says that he does not see his profession as a springboard to money and fame, but rather as a type of priesthood ... Read more...

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Catholic priest jailed for child sex abuse

March 10th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A Catholic priest in Britain has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys.Alexander Bede Walsh was convicted of 21 sexual offences ... Read more...

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LA Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala resigns after revealing that he fathered 2 children

January 5th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has confirmed that Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala has resigned. The statement failed to state the reasons for the resignation but several ... Read more...

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Number of priests in Russian armed forces to triple

November 18th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of priests in Russia's armed forces will soon triple to more than 60, a top defence ministry official has said.The armed forces currently ... Read more...

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Pope believed ‘priests should be allowed to have sex’

February 7th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, had as a young priest, signed a memorandum suggesting Vatican to relax celibacy rules.He reportedly thought it would attract more people to ... Read more...

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Son of Hitler’s secretary accused of sexual abuses while being priest 50 yrs ago

January 4th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Jan 4 (ANI): Martin Bormann, the eldest son of Adolf Hitler's secretary, has reportedly been accused of being sexually violent with a young boy at an Austrian Catholic boarding school when ... Read more...

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Church blasts the gay priests who are leading a double life

July 26th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican is still mad about the sex abuse charges leveled against its priests and has also blasted gay priests who pretended to be celibate and ... Read more...

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Gay Priests’ Double Life In Rome Disclosed

July 26th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The double lives of the priests in Rome were exposed by a sensational cover story recently, which showed the gay scene inside a Roman ... Read more...

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Vatican tightens laws on sex abuse and other crimes

July 16th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 15 (DPA) The Vatican published Thursday an updated, stricter set of norms governing how the Catholic Church deals internally with priests and other religious figures linked to crimes such ... Read more...

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Bolivian president asks pope to abolish priestly celibacy

May 18th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Pope Benedict XVI received Monday in the Vatican the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who sought the abolition of priestly celibacy and the admission of women to ... Read more...

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Barbie joins priesthood!

April 18th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): After being a princess, a firefighter, a Marine and a ballerina, Barbie now finally knows her true calling: religion.Rev. Barbie, the creation of Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, ... Read more...

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World’s Catholics number 1.166 billion: Vatican

February 20th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Feb 20 (DPA) The number of Catholics in the world has "increased slightly" to 1.166 billion, the Vatican said Saturday, reporting its latest church statistics. The figures cover the year 2008 ... Read more...

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Don’t have sex before marriage: Australian politician

January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) Women should stay virgin till marriage, says an Australian politician who for 25 years believed he fathered a son with his university girlfriend. Tony Abbott, a liberal leader, suggested ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president released from hospital after surgery

January 10th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Asuncion (Paraguay), Jan 10 (IANS/EFE) Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was released from a hospital in this capital after a prostate operation, officials said. Lugo, 58, was taken Saturday from a private hospital in ... Read more...

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Kerala origin priest helps set up US consulates

August 7th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 7 (IANS) He is a man of god, but Kerala native Fr. Alexander Kurien also plays a crucial role in the American scheme of things. He is, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Sanskrit University trains Hindu priests

June 3rd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, June 3 (ANI): In an attempt to preserve Hindu rituals, a Sanskrit University in Rajasthan has initiated a diploma in Hindu priesthood. The diploma would certify that the students ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president faces third paternity claim

April 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Asuncion, April 23 (EFE) A third woman has claimed that Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has fathered her 16-month-old boy and demanded the former Catholic bishop to acknowledge paternity. The claim comes just days ... Read more...

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Catholic priests can marry, says leading bishop

November 9th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- London, Nov 9 (ANI): Priests should be allowed to marry, according to a leading candidate to become the next head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.The ... Read more...

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Singing priests paid big bucks by Sony over their X-factor

September 13th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13 (ANI): Sony BMG has signed a band of priests, named The Priests, for a whopping 1.42million pounds.The company will be releasing their debut album simultaneously in 32 countries ... Read more...

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Vatican decrees excommunication for women priests

May 30th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): In its most explicit decree so far against the ordination of women priests, the Vatican has declared that it will punish female priests and the bishops who ... Read more...

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