08/15/2014 4:30amYes, North Korea has Catholics. It even has a Catholic church.
08/15/2014 7:21amPope Francis usually refuses to speak anything other than Italian or his native Spanish in public, apparently uncomfortable with his abilities even when reading from a prepared text.
08/15/2014 8:42amChinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. But in a sign that the decades-long China-Vatican drama still has its glitches, the Vatican acknowledged that a telegram of greetings sent by Francis to the Chinese leadership apparently never arrived.
08/15/2014 1:11pmAfter more than a decade of no public education in Hildale, the new K-12 Water Canyon School welcomed nearly 170 students this week for the first day of school.
08/15/2014 1:41pmThree Kentucky death row inmates will get another chance to show they have a right to a sweat lodge, pow wow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars at the prison.
08/15/2014 5:31pmNouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an increasingly powerful Sunni insurgency and prevent the country from splitting apart.
08/15/2014 10:21pmPope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.