Iranian authorities have for months done little to enforce the law on women wearing the mandatory headscarf, but now the country’s theocracy is pushing to make businesses the new battleground over the hijab.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will pay $3.5 million to settle a case that alleged one of its priests sexually assaulted a teenage boy nearly two decades ago.
Federal authorities are seeking a man accused of misusing more than $30 million donated by religious groups and individuals for ministry in China.
Pope Francis announced Sunday that the next World Youth Day, the big Catholic faith festival, will be held in Seoul, South Korea in 2027.
An estimated 1.5 million young people filled a field in the Portuguese capital for Pope Francis’ World Youth Day vigil.
Authorities say a Tennessee man who attempted to enter a Jewish school with a gun fired shots at a contractor there and later pointed his weapon at an officer before police wounded him on a residential street.
A London judge has set a May trial date for radical British preacher Anjem Choudary. The 56-year-old and a Canadian co-defendant appeared from jail by video link Friday in Central Criminal Court, known as the Old Bailey.
Pope presides over solemn Way of the Cross prayer as Portugal government weighs in on LGBTQ+ protest
Pope Francis has led an estimated 800,000 people in a meditation on the scourges of violence, poverty and intolerance at World Youth Day.
A feud between two prominent Christian leaders has divided believers of the faith in Iraq. The dispute involves a Vatican-appointed cardinal and a militia leader, with land and influence at the core of the drama.
Italy’s justice minister has approved extraditing an Italian priest sought by Argentina on charges of murder and torture during that country’s last military dictatorship.
The gunman who stormed a synagogue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and killed 11 worshippers has been formally sentenced to death.
Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving young people have given Pope Francis a raucous welcome to the World Youth Day festival in Portugal’s capital.
Russian shelling has damaged a landmark church in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson that held the remains of Prince Grigory Potemkin until last year.
An Indian court says officials can conduct a scientific survey of a 17th-century mosque in northern India to determine if it was built over Hindu temple.
Last October, sportswear giant Adidas cut ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, due to his antisemitic comments.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a former Franciscan friar in the sexual abuse of a student at a Catholic school.
Pittsburgh synagogue gunman will be sentenced to death for the nation’s deadliest antisemitic attack
The gunman who stormed a synagogue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and killed 11 worshippers will be sentenced to death.
Pope Francis is beginning a five-day trip to Portugal for World Youth Day. The international Catholic jamboree is expected to attract around 1 million people.
Pope Francis has met with survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Portugal, and the Vatican says he listened intently to them.
A Jewish security organization says information from video surveillance cameras, a close relationship with police and years of work to bolster safety measures kept a man with a gun out of a Jewish school.
An 84-year-old retired bishop of Albany says he recently married a woman in a civil ceremony. Emeritus Bishop Howard Hubbard last fall said he wanted to be returned to the lay state because he could no longer function as a priest due to a U.S. church policy that bars priests accused of abuse from mi
Sweden plans to step up border controls and identity checks at crossing points as its security situation deteriorates during a Quran burning crisis that has shaken the country and neighboring Denmark in recent weeks.
A jury has ended deliberations for the day without reaching a decision on whether the man who killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.
Indian authorities have imposed a curfew, suspended internet service and deployed thousands of paramilitary forces to parts of northern Haryana state after deadly communal clashes.
A group of parents, faith leaders and a nonprofit public education group are suing to stop Oklahoma from funding what would be the nation’s first religious public charter school.
Memphis, Tennessee, police say officers shot a suspect after he attempted to enter a Jewish school with a gun and fired shots after he couldn’t get into the building.
The Organization for Islamic Cooperation is urging its member nations to take action against countries that permit public burning or desecration of the Quran, including the recalling of ambassadors.
Jury poised to deliberate death penalty or life sentence for gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre
A jury is set to deliberate whether to impose the death penalty or a sentence of life in prison without parole on a truck driver who fatally shot 11 worshippers at a synagogue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community.
As the pope heads to Portugal, he’s laying the groundwork for the church’s future and his own legacy
Pope Francis is embarking this week on a five-day trip to Portugal for World Youth Day. The big Catholic rally is aimed at galvanizing the young generations in their faith.
Denmark’s foreign minister says the government will seek to make it illegal to desecrate the Quran or other holy books in front of foreign embassies.
Morocco defender Nouhaila Benzina has made history as the first player to wear a hijab while competing at a senior-level Women’s World Cup.