Female Priests Now Outnumber Male Ones In Sweden
For the first time in history, Swedish female priests outnumber their male counterparts sixty years after they were first allowed to don the clerical collar, the Church of Sweden said Wednesday. Of the 3,060 priests currently serving in Sweden, 1,533 are female, or 50.1 percent, according to Cristina Grenholm, secretary for the Church of Sweden.…
French bishops approve payouts for sex abuse victims
French bishops on Saturday approved a programme of payouts to victims of sex abuse by priests -- but survivors have already objected that the Church has not gone far enough in admitting responsibility.
Newly ordained priests urged to be strong in God’s work
The Guest Preacher and Diocesan Bishop of Northern Izon, Bayelsa State, Rt. Revd. Funkuro Amgbare has charged the newly ordained priests to be strong in God’s work. He advised them to always study the Bible and prayerfully propagate the gospel so as to win more souls for Christ.
PPJ seeks enactment of anti-graft policies
Priests, Peace, and Justice (PPJ) Initiative has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government to fully implement the anti-corruption strategies to achieve the desired objective.
Towards a transformative ministry - Part 4
In the third part of this series, we saw the Church as a Priestly institution. We also said Christians should see themselves as Priests. If the church is a priestly institution, the Ministry of the Church should reflect the ministry of Jesus. What we are saying here is that the life and ministry of Jesus…
Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'
A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others. "Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not even created," German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said in…
Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests
The Vatican said on Thursday Pope Francis was on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades. "Victims should know that the pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen…
Paedophile priests: Wolves in sheep’s clothing
There is an issue that the church has kept so much quiet about, but needs to be escalated, an issue in which the church and religious institutions have become culprits in its perpetuation. The tabloids are replete with cases of these unholy acts that have put spiritual leaders under great scrutiny: “Arabic teacher who allegedly…