Russian Orthodox priest faces expulsion for refusing to pray for war

A prominent liberal priest faces expulsion from the Russian Orthodox Church for refusing to read out a prayer asking God to guide Russia to victory over Ukraine. In a verdict published on Saturday, a church court said Aleksiy Uminsky should be “expelled from holy orders” for violating his priestly oath. The decision was forwarded […]

Pope orders reopening of case of prominent priest accused of abuse

Pope orders reopening of case of prominent priest accused of abuse

Pope Francis has ordered a review of the Church’s handling of the case of an internationally known religious artist who was expelled from the Jesuit religious order after being accused of sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of adult women. A statement on Friday said the pope had asked the Vatican’s doctrinal office to review […]