VATICAN CITY (RNS) Meeting outside the Lebanese capital Beirut, the patriarchs called on the international community to stop the “criminal actions” of the Islamic State militants and urged Islamic institutions to forcefully condemn the extremist group.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The rally comes against the backdrop of a worrying rise in European anti-Semitism and the release of a report by the Community Security Trust that monitors attacks on the Jewish community.
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Attorney General Sean Reyes has said he would appeal the federal court ruling that found the law against polygamy was unconstitutional.
(RNS) After last year’s attack on U.S. citizens in Mecca, a coalition is petitioning the State Department to better protect pilgrims who undertake the Muslim hajj.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Poland’s ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.
(RNS) James Foley’s murder by terrorists of the Islamic State has prompted many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, to argue that he should be considered a martyr, maybe even a saint.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Dominican Republic’s attorney general said it was “just and positive” for the Vatican to remove Jozef Wesolowski’s immunity and that the country would consider seeking the former archbishop’s extradition.
TORONTO (RNS) The open road is now closed for devout Sikh men who can’t fit a turban under a motorcycle helmet.