VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Appointing new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2 billion-member church.
(RNS) It took less than 24 hours to crowdsource the funds to build a mosque that will be called Masjid Nabra, which is already under construction.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) By next month he will have made cardinals in 13 countries who’ve never had them before, including places such as the Pacific island of Tonga, Haiti, and Myanmar.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Pope Francis, making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address (May 21), said the men came from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador.
ST.-DENIS, France (RNS) A mother, cut as a child, seeks help to make sure her own daughter doesn't suffer the same fate.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, who prosecutors say belonged to an ally of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, is the first person to be charged with destroying cultural artifacts by the International Criminal Court.
Beatrice Stockly had returned to her work as a missionary after she was kidnapped for several days in April 2012.
Before Mali commandos retook the hotel, some hostages escaped and others were freed by the terrorists after showing they could recite verses from the Quran.
The documentary "They Will Have To Kill Us First" focuses on the censorship of music in Mali and how musicians are reacting.
(RNS) Fighting in Mali has destroyed or damaged many religious artifacts and buildings in Timbuktu, an ancient Islamic learning center.
(RNS) Fighting in the Muslim country of Mali in northern Africa has delayed the American tour of a unique exhibit featuring centuries-old texts and artifacts from Timbuktu, an ancient center of Islamic learning.
The fabled Saharan city of Timbuktu has been designated a world heritage site, largely because of its priceless collection of Islamic manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. The international ...