PARIS (RNS) Russian leaders pressured the church to change the venue after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that strayed into its airspace.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Bishop of London said two Anglican vicars should be commended for growing full beards, as do some Jews and Muslims.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis’ Oct. 31 visit will launch commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Also Monday, the pontiff asked forgiveness for the sins Catholics committed against other Christians.
ROME (RNS) Gay rights activists demonstrated for civil marriage across 100 city squares, ahead of Thursday’s (Jan. 28) parliamentary vote, which would grant same-sex couples legal rights.
(RNS) The censure of the Episcopal Church raises vital questions about whether divergent teachings on marriage and sexuality constitute minor differences of interpretation or major theological revisions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The change is likely to inflame debates over whether broadening the Holy Thursday service will send mixed signals about the all-male priesthood.
ROME (RNS) On his first visit to Rome’s main synagogue, Francis stressed the “transformation” in Catholic-Jewish relations and said they must work against Middle Ease violence.