Religion News Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues. The justices on Monday rejected an … Continue reading
Vatican City (AFP) – In his first year, Pope Francis has blown a breath of fresh air through the Catholic Church that has been felt across the globe. Contrary to the way he is frequently depicted, the first pope from … Continue reading
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer involved in the dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize says few words were exchanged as King’s daughter Bernice quietly surrendered the items so they could be placed in a safe … Continue reading
Seoul (AFP) – Pope Francis will make a five-day visit to South Korea in August, officials confirmed Monday. The Pope will arrive on August 14 and is scheduled to meet South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, and will participate in a … Continue reading
By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United Methodist Church announced on Monday it was dropping its case against a New York clergyman accused of defying church policy by officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding. The church said a … Continue reading
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues, ending a seven-year legal … Continue reading
Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to quantify his popularity raises questions about the so-called Francis effect. The poll found an overwhelming embrace of Francis, who has … Continue reading
ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis named top laymen from the worlds of finance and economics on Saturday to a new Vatican Council for the Economy, intended to improve scrutiny of the Holy See’s scandal-plagued accounts. The creation of the 15-member … Continue reading
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has traveled to a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops. Francis and the heads of Vatican offices traveled to Ariccia, in the hills south of Rome, where the Society of … Continue reading
Paris (AFP) – Five minutes. That’s all it took to make papal history. Never has a leader of the Roman Catholic Church become as popular in as short a time as Pope Francis did when he humbly asked the crowd … Continue reading
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