Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday.
Mark Parades has an unusual religious resume. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since age 11, Paredes has also dedicated decades of his life to Judaism. Read more »
Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000... Read more »
The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage. Read more »
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 16, let stand a lower court ruling that a Wisconsin high school acted unconstitutionally when it held its graduation ceremonies in a local megachurch. Read more »
Pope Francis denounced corrupt politicians, businessmen and priests for the second day in a row Tuesday, scaling up his criticisms as prosecutors crack down on a series of bribery scandals... Read more »
The Church of England isn't immune to World Cup fever. Five official prayers have been released that address the competition, Brazil and England's team. Read more »
Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it... Read more »
Pope Francis on Sunday criticized Europe for becoming what he called "tired" because of low birth rates and the increasing numbers of young people who neither work nor study. Read more »
Almost all Vatican officials initially opposed Pope Francis' idea of bringing the Israeli and Palestinian presidents together for a prayer summit, he said in an interview published Friday. Read more »
Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed. Read more »
Religious organizations work with nonprofits throughout Utah to help refugees resettle. Read more »
Pope Francis hosted the presidents of Israel and Palestine on Sunday to pray for peace in a time when formal negotiations between the two countries have broken down. Is this the first of many such... Read more »
Now, I had to wonder, was I the wishful thinker? Had everyone else been spirited away in some kind of Secular Humanist Rapture, leaving me behind? Read more »
Pope Francis plunged head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for a remarkable evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last... Read more »
Singing nun Cristina Scuccia won "The Voice of Italy" Thursday night with 62 percent of the votes. Scuccia was offered a record with Universal, but instead chose to go back to singing with the... Read more »
The U.S. Senate by unanimous consent passed a bill to include a prayer plaque at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read more »
Pope Francis is seeking to rekindle the dream of peace by bringing the Israeli and Palestinian presidents together this weekend for a unique common prayer for peace in the Vatican gardens. Read more »
A federal judge has granted nearly 200 Catholic employers an injunction to temporarily prevent the U.S. government from forcing them to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives. Read more »
A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith after allegedly converting from Islam has appealed the sentence, her lawyer said. Read more »
Pope Francis ousted the all-Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog agency Thursday and installed a more international set of experts following clashes between the board and the agency's... Read more »
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was part of a small group that met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican today. The two conversed in Spanish, which is the pontiff's mother tongue, about the need for... Read more »
To ancient and medieval religious believers worldwide, art wasn't merely a way of beautifying a place of worship. It was a language of the divine and, sometimes, a mode of revelation. Read more »
New research suggests that the idea of being “spiritual but not religious” rarely plays out in the way people define spirituality and live out their faith. Rather than being at odds,... Read more »
Whether it is spent playing pioneer games, watching a parade with the family or going to a community barbecue, Utahns throughout the state will be celebrating Pioneer Day. Read more »
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