Priests and Nuns Watch Pornography, Pope Says
Pornography is a "vice" and a "permanent attack" on human "dignity," Pope Francis said recently. Yet, the Vatican is aware that priests and nuns watch pornography. The Pope, however, now wishes to actively discourage this practice. His Holiness, who has...
Ukrainian Priest Beaten By Russian Priest With Cross At Funeral
Footage showing a Ukrainian priest being attacked by a Russian priest with a cross during a soldier's funeral was leaked online.
Orthodox Priests to Remain on Greek State Payroll
The Greek government announced on Tuesday that an agreement has been reached between the state and the Orthodox church which keeps priests on the civil service payroll. Clerics were in an uproar following a provisional plan agreed to in principle...
Greek Priests Back Athens FYROM Rally
An influential group of Greek Orthodox clergy has backed a forthcoming Athens rally against the use of 'Macedonia' by FYROM, putting it at odds with the church's leader. The Association of Greek Clerics on Thursday backed the rally, despite earlier comments...
'Loan Sharks!': Athens Archbishop Ieronymos Criticizes Greece's Creditors
Athens Archbishop Ieronymos told the Pan-Thracian Committee that Greece is being "blackmailed by its creditors." He described Greece as being water boarded. "They are drowning us, they are leading us to asphyxiation, until they achieve full surrender," he said....
Greek Church Prays for LGBT Abnormality, Ahead of Thessaloniki Pride
Members of the Greek Orthodox Church held an all-night prayer vigil on Thursday, ahead of the Thessaloniki Pride Festival due to take place at the capital of Macedonia from June 24-25. The festival has been denounced by church members...
Greek Church Out of S.D.O.E's Jurisdiction
The fund of the Greek Orthodox Church is out of S.D.O.E.’s (Financial and Economic Crime Unit) jurisdiction. The S.D.O.E will have access to the church fund only if the minister of finance gives such an order. Even if there are...
Troika Wants Greece To Cut Priests' Pay
The Greek government is being squeezed by international lenders to slash the salaries of about 9,500 priests to meet demands from international lenders to keep reducing expenditures, which could lead to resistance from the Church and clerics. There is...