VATICAN CITY (RNS) Is Beijing sending only a chill wind in return? The pontiff’s impassioned praise of China this week is the strongest sign of his ambitious agenda to do what he can to transform the historically fraught relations between China and Rome.
ROME (RNS) Discussion of the bill has underscored the Vatican’s declining influence in Italian politics.
(RNS) During a primary season dominated by evangelicals to the right and the unreligious to the left, he pushes a Catholic-shaped political agenda.
(RNS) But Americans’ level of fear far outstrips the actual threat to U.S. lives, says a new report.
(RNS) I said the key to Cruz’s victory would be white evangelicals, and that was totally the case, thanks to an even YUGER than usual turnout of those folks.
(RNS) He rose to political attention — and a few months near the top of opinion polls — as a culture warrior popular with evangelicals.
(RNS) “There was just time for a last minute prayer before the machinery tore in,” a British charity reported. “The pastor stood by in dignified silence, clutching the remaining cross from the Church roof.”
ROME (RNS) The change of heart by Peter Tatchell, a leading voice on LGBT issues, over a case in Northern Ireland was a surprising turnabout.