BEIJING (RNS) Even a routine message, like the greeting Pope Francis sent by telegram Thursday as his plane crossed over China, carries historic significance given the two sides’ often-fraught relationship.
(RNS) A coalition of religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq.
(RNS) The Navy’s decision came after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter questioning the constitutionality of religious literature in the Navy lodges’ 3,000 guest rooms.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Francis called on the international community to find “an efficient political solution that can stop these crimes” the Vatican also tried to make peace with the idea that U.S. military strikes were necessary and working.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The envoy is expected to deliver a personal message of solidarity and support from the pope as well as financial aid to those affected by the wave of violence.
(RNS) Upcoming trips to Asia highlight Pope Francis’ push to globalize and reform a Catholic Church that is still very much centered on what happens in Rome.
(RNS) Mary’s Gourmet Diner has stopped offering 15 percent discounts for praying customers after the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the owner to stop, calling it a violation of the Civil Rights Act.