(RNS) There were 437 incidents of anti-Muslim hatred recorded last year, up from 146 the year before.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite some reports to the contrary, Francis proves that the pope is indeed Catholic: “Imagine finishing a wedding party drinking tea," he said Wednesday. "It would be shameful!"
(RNS) David Franzoni, whose script helped clinch the best-picture Academy Award for 'Gladiator' in 2001, is embarking on a new project charting the life of the beloved poet, scholar and Sufi mystic Jalaluddin al-Rumi.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis’ trip carries huge significance, following the pontiff’s description of the killings as "the first genocide of the 20th century,” a claim Turkey rejects.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff's dramatic gesture capped a lightning visit, with Orthodox Christian leaders, to a Greek island that had a politically-charged message for Europe.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In the end, the Democratic candidate got something almost as good as a pope picture: blanket news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in the words of the popular pontiff.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Sanders goes to the Vatican to address an economic conference, a papal meeting is not on the agenda. But, an official said, “Never say never."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff continued to preach the overarching theme of the landmark apostolic exhortation on the family he issued last week.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis' apostolic exhortation maintains church teachings on divorce and sexuality but stresses the need for “a healthy dose of self-criticism.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), will be the culmination of two synods in which family matters were hotly debated by bishops.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Myers family traveled from Ohio for the papal blessing, part of a “bucket list” of experiences they wanted Lizzy to have before she loses her sight.
(RNS) The brothers, ages 14 and 15, refused to shake their female teacher's hand, rejecting a national tradition.
(RNS) Okuda San Miguel transformed a long-abandoned church in northern Spain into a work of art and a place for recreation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Field of Mercy site near Krakow poses a “high risk for the life and health of people,” according to a report published by Polish television.
ROME (RNS) The handwritten notes tell how gunmen hunted down the nuns, four of the 16 victims, and then destroyed the Christian symbols in the Catholic nursing home.