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Canadian priest arrested for 1960s sexual assault at First Nations residential school

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Canadian police said they arrested a 92-year-old retired priest for a sexual assault more than 50 years ago at one of Canada’s residential schools for Indigenous children. Sgt Paul Manaigre of the Royal Canadian Mount...

Fake priest ‘spends night at army barracks near Windsor Castle’

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An investigation into an “extraordinary breach of security” is under way after an intruder pretending to be a priest reportedly spent the night eating and drinking with soldiers at a barracks close to Windsor Castle. ...

Priest among 12 people convicted of murder of Malawian man with albinism

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A Catholic priest, a police officer and hospital worker are among a dozen people convicted over the gruesome murder of a Malawian man with albinism in 2018. Five out of the 12 were found guilty of killing MacDonald Ma...

Village priest ‘Don Euro’ jailed for extortion after sex worker blew whistle

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An Italian former priest dubbed “Don Euro” by his parishioners because he kept pestering them for money has been jailed for extorting a former bishop. Luca Morini served as a priest in the Tuscan village of Pontasserc...

Pakistani police widen manhunt after priest shot and killed

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Pakistani police have widened their manhunt for two unidentified assailants who shot and killed a Christian priest and wounded another the previous day in the country’s north-west. Father William Siraj, 75, was killed...

Archbishops urge California governor to save controversial statue of 18th-century priest

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Two archbishops have asked California’s governor to stop efforts to permanently remove a statue of Father Junípero Serra from state’s capitol. The 18th century priest founded the California mission system, in which Na...

C of E admits to failings over allegations against priest who took his own life

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The Church of England has admitted it made mistakes in its handling of unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse against a former Anglican priest who took his own life. The C of E expressed “deep regret and sorrow” o...

French police question man who reportedly admitted killing priest

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A man is being questioned by police after he reportedly admitted killing a priest who had offered him a home while awaiting trial for arson. The suspect walked into a gendarmerie in the Vendée in western France on Mon...

A lovely fleece, a hip priest and the number of the beast – take the Thursday quiz

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We meet again. I’ve got 15 questions about topical news and general knowledge with some jokes and weird facts thrown in, and you’ve got a desperate desire to find something that will kill exactly two minutes and fifty...

The Hindu priest struggling to cremate India’s Covid dead – video

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RamKaran Mishra is a Hindu priest who performs the last rites at the Ghazipur crematorium in east Delhi, on the frontline of India's Covid crisis. He's been cremating up to 150 bodies day after day, working long hours...

The Seventh Day review – Guy Pearce’s hipster priest dices with the devil

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As a Guy Pearce stan, I would happily watch him read a vacuum cleaner instruction manual for two hours. So there was a delicious thrill in discovering he co-stars in this reasonably compelling horror feature as a natt...

Chosen by Giles Fraser review – confessions of a priest

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In October 2011, Giles Fraser became front-page news. St Paul’s Cathedral was surrounded by scores of Occupy demonstrators. The City of London wanted to evict them but as it was uncertain whether the land belonged to ...

Gerald Ridsdale: Victorian man abused as schoolboy by paedophile priest given $1.5m settlement

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A Victorian man abused as a schoolboy by Catholic pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale and two teachers has been given a $1.5m settlement on the eve of the matter going to trial. It was the early 1970s when the man, who c...