Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition of door-to-door begging that St. Francis championed — but with a very modern twist.
Nasser Karimi, Associated Press | posted Mar 11th - 1:20am
Shoulder to shoulder, cheek to cheek, young women and men sit next to each other while a thick film of cigarette smoke fills the dimly lit cafe in central Tehran. Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" blares from the speakers.
John Clyde | posted Mar 10th - 4:32pm
The Russell Crowe led film recounts the story of Noah in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, and countries like Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have already notified Paramount Pictures that they will not release the film.
The Associated Press | posted Mar 10th - 10:41am
With the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns held hostage by the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria for over three months, here's a list of some other prominent people, including clerics, journalists and activists still missing in Syria and believed in the captivity of rebels. Many are thought to have taken by radical factions, in particular the al-Qaida breakaway group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Associated Press | posted Mar 11th - 12:01pm
Brigham Young University is appointing a new president.
The Associated Press | posted Mar 11th - 10:51am
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Legislation that would allow a student to express a religious belief in a school assignment has passed the House.
Matthew Barakat, Associated Press | posted Mar 10th - 1:41pm
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative northern Virginia congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues, ending a seven-year legal battle over a historic church that traces its roots back to George Washington.
The Associated Press | posted Mar 10th - 1:31pm
The 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 Associated Press | posted Mar 10th - 12:41pm
A bipartisan group of 105 lawmakers is urging the Defense Department to make it easier for practicing Sikh Americans who wear beards and turbans to serve in the military.
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