Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
Barbara Surk, Associated Press | posted 38 minutes ago
President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 20th - 4:01am
The Associated Press | posted Apr 20th - 3:31am
Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.
Ian Deitch, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 3:01pm
The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 3:01pm
Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.
Emilee Eagar | posted Apr 19th - 1:27pm
Public and private health partners learned this week that the words used in the battle to lose weight may make all the difference.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 12:50pm
Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.
Javier Cordoba, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 12:10pm
On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.
Carley Petesch, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 9:50am
It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 4:40am
An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 1:41am
The Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 1:30am
The American Atheists are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Leaders of the group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith. They say the church's influence in Utah has made atheists in the state reluctant to speak about religious doubts for fear of being shunned.
Ashley Kewish | posted Apr 18th - 10:42pm
A new medical instrument is revolutionizing the way doctors analyze concussions in Utah.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 18th - 9:31pm
Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation.
Jessica Ivins | posted Apr 18th - 9:02pm
A whole new class of kindergarteners may be headed to school with more than just crayons in their backpacks. The latest must have? A cellphone.
Geoff Liesik | posted Apr 18th - 8:20pm
K.C. Mulcare readily admits that being a parent is the hardest, but most rewarding job she's ever had. The Family Support Center of the Uintah Basin is helping to make her life a little bit easier, though, and keep her kids safe.
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