(RNS) The semiautonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania is mostly Muslim, and assailants have targeted churches, burning some and killing or severely injuring Christian clerics.
(RNS) In a letter to a journalist, the former pope indicates scandals did not drive him from office and says he continues to wear white because when he stepped down “there were no other clothes available.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new survey finds the rapid shift toward favoring LGBT rights in the past decade has a wide impact on American religious and political life.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Think of the great dining halls,” Pope Francis said, “of the parties thrown by the bosses of the weapons industry who makes the arms. … A sick child, starving, in a refugee camp — and the great parties, the fine life for those who manufacture weapons.”
COPENHAGEN Denmark (RNS) The Danish government approved a measure earlier this month forbidding poultry and livestock to be killed without being stunned first. But Jewish and Muslim customs require animals to be conscious when killed.
ROME (RNS) “Screening? The message of the film is powerful, fascinating, resonant,” actor Russell Crowe tweeted to Pope Francis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week (Feb. 28), becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan base were aghast, even angry. He has betrayed us, said those who thought Benedict’s papacy would be the final triumph […]
(RNS) The banishment of a U.S. scholar’s book in India is emboldening those who claim to speak on behalf of all Hindus.
(RNS) The national ecumenical program encourages young adults, aged 18 to 35, to connect social and environmental justice activities with Franciscan teachings that stress the interconnectedness of creation.