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Papal visit underscores religious divide in Koreas

08/15/2014 4:30am
Yes, North Korea has Catholics. It even has a Catholic church.

Pope's English on display for first time in SKorea

08/15/2014 7:21am
Pope 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.

China Catholics cheer pope's South Korea visit

08/15/2014 8:42am
Chinese 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.

School reopens in Utah polygamous community

08/15/2014 1:11pm
After 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.

Inmate religious ceremonies lawsuit gets new look

08/15/2014 1:41pm
Three 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.

Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

08/15/2014 5:31pm
Nouri 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.

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

08/15/2014 10:21pm
Pope 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.