Pope Francis improving since hospitalization with infection, Vatican says
Pope Francis was hospitalized with a respiratory infection and rested well overnight. The 86-year-old pope had part of one lung removed as a young man.
Pope Francis hospitalized for pulmonary infection after experiencing difficulty breathing, Vatican says
Pope Francis was hospitalized with a lung infection Wednesday after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days and will remain in the hospital for several days of treatment, the Vatican said.
Popeyes brings back seafood classics for Lent observers
The fast-food chain will bring back the Flounder Fish Sandwich and the Shrimp Tackle Box for a limited time.
Satanic Temple launches telehealth abortion care in New Mexico, hopes to expand
The Satanic Temple, which doesn’t believe in a literal Satan, has claimed its abortion ritual is exempt from bans because it’s part of religious practice.
West Virginia advances mandate to display ‘In God We Trust’ in schools
Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who introduced the bill, says he wants to give students something to look up to and to tell them it's okay to “say God” in school. The bill requires that the phrase appears in an area in each school building.
Pope Francis says homosexuality is a ‘sin,’ but ‘not a crime’
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust” and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
Church of England refuses to preside over same-sex marriages
"Blessings" from the Church of England for same-sex marriage are allowed, but same-sex couples are still not allowed to marry in its churches.
Public can visit Pope Benedict XVI's tomb
The public can now visit the tomb of Pope Benedict XVI in the grottoes under St. Peter’s Basilica.
Pope Francis presides over funeral of predecessor Benedict XVI as thousands mourn
The Vatican said some 50,000 people attended the Mass, after some 200,000 paid their respects during the three days of public viewing.
Tens of thousands view Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's body at Vatican
Vatican security officials estimated that by mid-afternoon Monday, some 40,000 people had filed by the retired pontiff's body.
Benedict XVI: Tributes pour in for pope emeritus as Vatican plans 'simple' funeral
For all his accomplishments and accolades, Benedict will forever be known as the first pope in 600 years to resign.
Ukrainians celebrate Christmas with the West, part with Russia
Yes, this has to do with the war, and yes, they have the blessing of their local church.
Pope laments 'icy winds of war' in Christmas address
"Indeed, we must acknowledge with sorrow that, even as the Prince of Peace is given to us, the icy winds of war continue to buffet humanity," Pope Francis said.
Mormon church shows support for same-sex marriage law, believes act is still unbiblical
The nearly 17-million-member, Utah-based faith said in a statement that church doctrine would continue to consider same-sex relationships to be against God's commandments.
Hobby Lobby CEO David Green gives away company: 'Wealth can be a curse'
Green said he strives to be a steward instead of an owner.
Starbucks barista appears to pray with customer at drive-thru
Tanya Hinsley said she was next in line at the drive-thru when she caught the touching moment.
Hurricane Ian shakes Florida's faith, but can't destroy it
Priests walk a fine line between holding Mass to provide comfort and not endangering older parishioners in areas with widespread lack of running water and electricity and flooded roadways.
Pope Francis implores Putin to 'stop this spiral of violence and death' in Ukraine
Pope Francis uttered his strongest plea yet about the seven-month-old war in Ukraine, which he denounced as an “error and a horror.”
Poll: 23% say they have prayed for the outcome of a professional sports event
About 3 in 10 U.S. adults say they believe prayer can play a role in determining who wins a sporting event, and a similar percentage say God plays a role in determining which team goes home the victor.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Church of England: The late monarch's faith beliefs
As Queen Elizabeth II is mourned, here are some details of the Church of England, of which she was a member. The history of this church is explained, as well as what it meant to the Queen.