Colourful groups of cheerful young pilgrims from around the globe are in the streets of Krakow, in southern Poland, just hours before Pope Francis arrives to join the celebrations of World Youth Day, a major gathering of Catholics.
Polish and French Church leaders attending a Catholic youth meeting in Poland expressed shock over the killing Tuesday of a Catholic priest in France and called for prayers to be the answer to this latest act of terror in Europe.
Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | Posted Jul 25th - 3:12pm
Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on alleged coup plotters could target media for any news coverage critical of the government.
Authorities on Wednesday issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists of Zaman newspaper, allegedly associated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind Turkey's July 15 failed coup.
Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, the temporary administrator appointed to Guam by the Vatican in early June, is disavowing the church from statements made by his predecessor, who is facing sexual abuse allegations.
The U.N. Security Council called on the Central African Republic's new president on Tuesday to urgently foster reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in order to reunify the country which has been plagued by sectarian violence.
Authorities in Ukraine's capital say pilgrims in a major religious procession connected with a Moscow-loyal church will be taken to their goal by bus, a compromise reached hours after participants in the procession were barred from entering Kiev on foot.
Attorneys are battling over whether Mormon Church President Thomas S. Monson should be required to testify in a case about alleged sexual abuse that occurred within a now-defunct church program that placed thousands of American Indian children with Mormon families.