Pope Francis has called for a more humble approach on the Catholic Church's handling of matters such as divorce, pre-marital sex and contraception.
By Ayan Sheikh
A new “gay-friendly” mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, opened its doors on Friday despite receiving death threats and criticism from the local Muslim community.
Some Jewish citizens in France say there is a rising tide of a new, more dangerous anti-Semitism in the country. In turn, thousands are leaving for Israel and other countries. In an effort to reassure Jewish people in France that…
By Larisa Epatko
Last year saw the largest displacement of religious communities from their homes in recent memory, according to a new U.S. government report assessing countries’ religious freedoms in 2013.
By News Desk
Watch here for reactions and statements outside the Supreme Court this morning. We're expecting the court's ruling on the Hobby Lobby case any moment.
By Kayla Ruble
Pope Francis hosted the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican for a prayer summit on Sunday evening in a move meant to inspire a renewed interests in peace talks from both sides.
While the pope's spokesman said that Francis had "no political agenda or proposals to make" during his trip to Israel, Francis' presence in the Holy Land, in Palestinian territory and Jerusalem, was filled with political implications.
By News Desk
Buddhist monks Tuesday carried jars of holy water during a ceremony in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The holy water ceremony is part of the observation of Vesak Day, which is commonly known as "Buddha's birthday" -- observed during the…
By Justin Scuiletti
Orthodox Christians -- in a call for peace amid high tensions -- prayed in front of the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine on Thursday…
By Associated Press
The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.
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