Jay Reeves, Associated Press | PostedNov 10th - 11:09pm
The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson.
David Crary, Associated Press | PostedNov 10th - 11:05am
but so is a potentially historic milestone: Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops' national conference.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for South Sudan politicians to salvage a tenuous peace deal and to bring a definitive end to conflicts to the African nation, which he announced he intends to visit in the coming year.
India's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country's north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque - a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key Muslim body.
Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press | PostedNov 7th - 11:11pm
French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the archaeological-cum-holy site in the city's volatile eastern half.
The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn on Wednesday whether Australia's highest court will hear his appeal against convictions for molesting abusing two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago.
Germany's Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have been pushed for decades by many in Germany who hope it can lead to the liberalization of centuries of Roman Catholic tradition.