Pope Francis’ Conn. appointment draws criticism

/ Toledo Faith & Values |

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) With little more than six months on the job, Francis has named nearly a dozen bishops in the U.S., and because bishops are charged with implementing a pope’s vision for the global church, many observers are looking to see who Francis names as bishops and cardinals.

From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America

Religion News Service’s regional hubs — the Faith & Values news sites — debut their first team series, “From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America.” Part 1: The Business of Church Safety In its first weeklong series, Faith & Values news explores what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. […]

Mosque in Toledo, Ohio scorched by arson

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of support from the local interfaith community. By David Yonke.