Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Read more »
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They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK." Read more »
For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling... Read more »
In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, Indonesian Muslim men gather for the first Friday prayers during Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Read more »
With a poet's lyricism, a former chemist's precision and a pontiff's moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity's relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy... Read more »
Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Here's a look at some questions and answers... Read more »
Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Read more »
An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over the mass 2011 prison break that eventually brought him to power, making him the first... Read more »
They simply wanted a place to pray, as required five times a day for faithful Muslims. But in France, that's not necessarily simple. Read more »
Anxiety has so gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment that you might think a pope had never before blamed fossil fuels for global warming. Or... Read more »
Pope Francis has created a new Vatican tribunal section to hear cases of bishops accused of failing to protect children from sexually abusive priests, the biggest step the Holy See has taken yet to... Read more »
A Muslim chaplain at Northwestern University said Wednesday that she wants United Airlines to make a public statement acknowledging she faced discriminatory treatment on a flight after asking for... Read more »
A bitter struggle for control over the nation's oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may use more than 1,000 exhibits dating as far back as 1733. Read more »
Now towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter... Read more »
The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close. Read more »
Parts of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room, if not for the stained glass window depicting Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of... Read more »
A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. Read more »
For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. Read more »
Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his... Read more »
Barely a generation ago, Ireland outlawed homosexual acts and gays often faced a stark choice between leading secret lives or emigrating to more liberal lands. This week, in the world's first... Read more »
Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab. Read more »
Pope Francis has told bishops to strongly denounce corruption and to act more like pastors than "pilots" telling the faithful what to do. Read more »
Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th-century Palestine on Sunday in hope of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists. Read more »
Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians as it... Read more »
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