Author: AP

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted a 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people in May at a Houston-area high school. Greek-American Dimitrios Pagourtzis was formally indicted on charges that include capital murder of multiple persons. Under Texas law, capital murder carries an automatic sentence of life in prison […]

Author: Staff

A bishop who heads a Bulgarian Orthodox Church monastery has been dismissed after it was revealed he had an orgy with four women. A senior bishop from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has been dismissed after an online video emerged of him at an orgy with four women. Bishop Boris, who headed the second-largest monastery in […]

Author: Liz Mathew

The National Commission for Women (NCW), submitting a report on the two sex scandals in churches in Kerala, has recommended the government should abolish confessions in churches as “they come in the way of security and safety of women.” The National Commission for Women (NCW), submitting a report on the two sex scandals in churches […]

Author: Staff

Kochi, July 25 The Kerala High Court today granted conditional bail to Job Mathew, a Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church priest, arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 34-year old married woman. Granting the bail, Justice V Rajavijaya Raghavan directed the priest to appear before the investigating officer twice a week and not to influence the […]

Author: Staff

The Crime Branch probing the case had earlier arrested Job Mathew, the vicar of a local church. The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to a priest of a church arrested for allegedly abusing a married woman in Pathanamthitta district. Johnson V Mathew, a counsellor of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, was arrested from […]

Author: Express News Service

Cardinal Alencherry had earlier maintained he was unaware of the rape complaint against the Bishop and the nun had only told him about some issues in her diocese. KOTTAYAM: In a major setback to Syro-Malabar Catholic Church head Cardinal George Alencherry, a leaked phone conversation between him and the nun who raised rape allegation against […]

Author: Thiruvalla Ians

A woman who regularly visited the Malankara Orthodox Church had accused five priests of sexually abusing her for a decade. Her husband had complained that she came under the duress from at least five priests. A magisterial court near here on Thursday denied bail to the two jailed Malankara Orthodox Church priests named in a case for […]

Author: Steven Christoforou

It’s finally time to take our next step to keep kids safe. For the past two years, Y2AM (the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America) has been hard at work developing an exciting and critical system to help keep children safe.  In early July, the Clergy Laity […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Don’t You Fall Now: A Memoir by Claudia Love Mair is a beautifully written story of grief and hope. Claudia Love Mair’s ability to parent her child is clearly not hampered by her mental health problems. Her son was abused by a man who was his godfather, who held a position of authority as a Subdeacon […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of Scott Nevin’s tragic suicide. The former monk killed himself just outside of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona. Cappy and I extend our deepest sympathy to Scott’s family and friends. May they find comfort in their unimaginable grief. Sadly, nothing has changed last year’s anniversary. What appears […]