PARIS (RNS) The new guidelines suggest ecumenical services have two presiders, one Catholic and one Lutheran, and several prayer readers of both faiths.
(RNS) Euthanasia for terminally ill adults is legal -- and popular -- but opposition is growing now that it's allowed for terminally ill children and people with severe mental illness.
(RNS) The Orthodox churches were supposed to be only months away from their first major council since the year 787.
PARIS (RNS) A day after Islamic extremists massacred 130 people in Paris last month, a Muslim-Catholic couple married in Lyon. Behind them was a loose network of Catholic and Muslim volunteer counselors who meet regularly to help young couples prepare for marriage problems most other French their age can hardly imagine.
(RNS) Islamic dietary rules clash with French culinary pride as President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Paris marks Iran’s return to the international community after its nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers.
(RNS) An initiative to quit converting Muslim refugees by the mainline Rhineland church prompted a sharp response from Germany’s small evangelical movement.
PARIS (RNS) The gradual transformation of the niqab issue from a national debate to little more than a footnote speaks volumes about French politics.
PARIS (RNS) The leading voices in Europe welcoming the asylum seekers are Pope Francis, who urged all Catholic parishes to take in at least one refugee family, and Chancellor Angela Merkel, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor.
PARIS (RNS) His German Catholic diocese wants to make him responsible for almost $5 million in losses incurred during the luxury makeover of his residence and office.
PARIS (RNS) A casual suggestion by a Muslim leader that unused French churches be turned into mosques has created a national outcry.
(RNS) Ramadan begins on the longest day of the year, but for some Muslims living in Northern Europe and Canada, it's even longer. A British Muslim scholar says those Muslims don't have to suffer.