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Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important mosques, as he shifted gears... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014


Pope, patriarch demand end to Islamic State attacks

Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the violent persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and called for dialogue with Muslims,... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014


Pope visits iconic religious sites in Istanbul

His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis on Saturday stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one Istanbul's most important religious sites, as he shifted... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014


Hamblin & Peterson: Jerusalem's disputed Temple Mount

Jerusalem's Temple Mount is divinely ordained to be the site of "a house of prayer for all nations," but, unfortunately, it has long been a place of contention. And such contention is again on the... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014


The monastic life: Dispensing wisdom in a confusing world

The monastic lifestyle is fading, yet the few monks left at the Huntsville monastery remain firm in their beliefs and their ability to help others on their own path to fulfillment. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014


Death row inmate's prison food religious complaint rejected

A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014


Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014


Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014


TV programs with religious themes remind viewers 'what Christmas is all about'

As television stations unveil their holiday lineups, there are several religious-themed programs — both new and classic — that viewers might want to watch. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014


Metropolitan Isaiah makes first visit to new parish

Metropolitan Isaiah gave an inaugural sermon Sunday at the newly formed Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014


New friends plan to work together to defend marriage after Vatican conference

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Leaders from multiple religions said they were energized and optimistic as they left the Vatican's interfaith marriage summit last week. They told the Deseret News about what they hope to see... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014


Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Talking religion with Polycarp the cabbie

Poli, his wife and four children left Sinaloa to get away from the drug craziness. I figured when a family looks for refuge in a tough border town like Mexicali, it shows how bad things are getting... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014


Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014


Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State,... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014


Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city's bloodiest attack in years. Police killed... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014


Brittany Maynard's mom blasts Vatican remarks about her daughter's decision to die

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Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014


Pope reinforces traditional family values

Pope Francis is seeking to reassure the church's right-wing base that he's not a renegade bent on changing church doctrine on family issues — weeks after a Vatican meeting of bishops... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014


France: At least 1 Frenchman in Islamic video

A 22-year-old French convert to radical Islam appears in a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, a Paris prosecutor said Monday. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014


Pope Francis confirms he will visit the United States next year

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will make his first papal visit to the United States in September to attend an international meeting in Philadelphia on the theme of family, as part of a U.S.... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014


Pope announces U.S. visit, greets President Eyring at Vatican

Pope Francis opened the historic interreligious conference on marriage and family Monday morning at the Vatican, where he greeted President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church's First Presidency.... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014


Vatican brings faiths, including LDS, together in historic conference on marriage, family

Conference on complementarity of man and woman in marriage also represents historic LDS participation in a Vatican event with the pope. President Henry B. Eyring will provide a witness for marriage... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014


Value Speak: The real St. Patrick's Day

So if we're really going to celebrate St. Patrick and what he was about we should probably do it in church, perhaps while reading his autobiographical "Confession," in which Patrick chronicled his... Read more »

March 14, 2014


Judge says Wash. can't make pharmacies sell contraceptives

Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state's true goal was to suppress religious objections by... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2012


Archbishop Chaput takes helm in Philadelphia

Archbishop Charles Chaput (chap-YEW') took the helm of the troubled Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia on Thursday by telling followers "the church is not defined by her failures." Read more »

Sept. 8, 2011


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