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Saudi women face off against men for first time in elections

Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country's most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history. She's running in this weekend's elections. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2015


Trump shrugs off widespread outrage over proposed Muslim ban (+video)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with a chorus of near-universal condemnation from across the country and around... Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2015


Kerry's 'one state' comments cause consternation in Israel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set off an uproar in Israel on Sunday after warning that the country, through its continued West Bank occupation, will become a "binational state." Read more »

Published Dec. 6, 2015


Scientists enlist the big gun to get climate action: Faith

The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are... Read more »

Published Dec. 6, 2015


Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque

Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital on Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city... Read more »

Published Nov. 30, 2015


Pope Francis brings peace message to Central African Republic

Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country's Christian... Read more »

Published Nov. 29, 2015

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Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital

Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where... Read more »

Published Nov. 28, 2015


Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith

NAMUGONGO, Uganda — Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million... Read more »

Published Nov. 28, 2015


Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue essential for peace

Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have... Read more »

Published Nov. 26, 2015


Pope arrives in Kenya in pilgrimage to 3 African countries

Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to a country torn by sectarian violence. Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2015