Pope Francis will open this week a global gathering of Catholic bishops and laypeople to discuss the future of the church.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in its lawsuit that a manager at a Chipotle restaurant in Kansas forcibly removed a Muslim employee’s hijab in 2021.
Pope Francis has presided over a ceremony to create 21 new cardinals. They include key figures at the Vatican and in the field who will help enact his reforms and cement his legacy.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore on Friday filed for Chapter 11 reorganization days before a new state law goes into effect removing the statute of limitations on child sex abuse claims and allowing victims to sue their abusers decades after the fact.
Feinstein was a passionate advocate for liberal priorities important to her state -- including environmental protection, reproductive rights and gun control -- but was also known as a pragmatic lawmaker who reached out to Republicans and sought middle ground.
Because of a procedural change in how the U.S. government processes some green cards, faith communities across the country may lose thousands of leaders and workers.
In the middle of the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile, the colors and patterns of Aymara textiles are inspired by the land that is considered sacred.
When Brazilian soccer player Paulinho scored a goal at the Tokyo Olympics, he celebrated by pointing an imaginary arrow at the flashing cameras as homage to a deity in his persecuted Afro-Brazilian faith.
A prominent Belgian bishop says that the Vatican has been snubbing pleas for years to defrock a former bishop who sexually abused children.
Maryland’s attorney general has released a less-redacted version of its report on child sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Maryland’s attorney general has released a less-redacted version of its report on child sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
The Vatican’s top diplomat is urging world leaders to put a pause on lethal autonomous weapons systems for long enough to negotiate a legally binding agreement on them.
Police say a Virginia man posted vague online threats of violence and images of a church before going inside with a handgun and two knives during Sunday services.
A top German bishop says a scandal centering on sexual abuse allegations against a long-deceased cardinal has created a “very difficult situation” for the troubled Catholic Church in Germany.
Early next month, the Vatican will open an unprecedented gathering of Catholic clergy and laypeople from around the world.
Pope Francis is labeling the weapons industry as being a key driver of the “martyrdom” of Ukraine’s people in Russia’s war.
The landmark Washington National Cathedral has unveiled new stained-glass windows with a theme of racial justice.
Pope Francis is challenging French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders to open their ports to people fleeing hardship and poverty.
A human rights foundation says a prominent Uyghur scholar specializing in the study of her people’s folklore and traditions has been sentenced to life in prison in China.
The shocking allegation that India may have been behind the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada is shining the light on various layers of activism as well as diverse views on a separate Sikh state or Khalistan within the North American diaspora.
Catholic church officials in Germany say a statue of late Cardinal Franz Hengsbach will be removed from outside a cathedral after allegations of sexual abuse against him surfaced.
A United Methodist Church court has acquitted a California bishop of all charges in the first trial of one of the church’s bishops in nearly a century.
The Catholic Church says the Vatican has shared with police findings of an internal investigation of a former Australian bishop over child sex abuse allegations and will fully cooperate with criminal investigators.
Pope Francis has blasted what he calls the “fanaticism of indifference” that greets migrants seeking a better life in Europe.
The Biden administration has pledged over $200 million toward reintroducing salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin in an agreement with tribes that includes a stay on litigation for 20 years.
On Broome Street, in the heart of Manhattan’s fashionable Soho neighborhood, a Hindu temple dedicated to the elephant-headed deity Ganesha is striving to develop its own sense of cool.
A court in Indonesia has convicted a woman of inciting religious hatred and sentenced her to two years in prison for saying a Muslim prayer and then eating pork in a TikTok video.
An Iranian court has given two death sentences to a Tajik man convicted of carrying out a gun attack that killed two people at a major Shiite shrine in the southern city of Shiraz.
Canada is making an explosive allegation that India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil, but thus far Canada’s allies are voicing measured concern about what happened.
Several Catholic priests have held a ceremony blessing same-sex couples outside Cologne cathedral in a protest against the city’s conservative archbishop Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki.