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Pope Francis tours St.Peter&rsquo;s Square at the Vatican after he presided over a mass for the World Children Day, Sunday, May 26, 2024.

Pope apologizes after being quoted using vulgar term about gay men in talk about ban on gay priests

Pope Francis tours St.Peter&rsquo;s Square at the Vatican after he presided over a mass for the World Children Day, Sunday, May 26, 2024.

May 28, 2024, 8:33am Churches & Religion

Pope Francis apologized Tuesday after he was quoted using a vulgar term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests. Read story

Former President Donald Trump speaks June 24, 2023, during the Faith &amp; Freedom Coalition Policy Conference in Washington. Trump&rsquo;s support from white evangelicals and other conservative Christians is as strong as ever.

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate

Former President Donald Trump speaks June 24, 2023, during the Faith &amp; Freedom Coalition Policy Conference in Washington. Trump&rsquo;s support from white evangelicals and other conservative Christians is as strong as ever.

May 25, 2024, 6:07am Churches & Religion

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. Read story

Young missionary couple from U.S. fatally shot in Haiti

May 24, 2024, 5:28pm Churches & Religion

A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who led a religious group were shot and killed by criminal gang members in Haiti’s capital after they were abducted while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, a family member said Friday. Read story

Buddhists wait for the start of a lantern parade as part of festivities celebrating the birthday of Buddha, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 11, 2024.

From South Korea to India, devotees mark the birthday of Buddha with lanterns and prayers

Buddhists wait for the start of a lantern parade as part of festivities celebrating the birthday of Buddha, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 11, 2024.

May 23, 2024, 8:55am Churches & Religion

A devotee knelt and gently touched his head on the dome of the Boudhanath Stupa, an iconic Buddhist monument in Kathmandu, as a mark of reverence on Thursday, which marks the birth of Buddha. Read story

Nevada Hindu group appeals ordinance

May 18, 2024, 5:15am Churches & Religion

After it says it is being blocked by a Henderson ordinance from building a Hindu temple on a 5-acre patch of land in a rural neighborhood, a local Hindu group accuses the city of discrimination. Read story

Buddhists monks clean Buddha statues May 7 ahead of the upcoming birthday of Buddha at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea.

Buddha’s birthday holy occasion for the faithful

Buddhists monks clean Buddha statues May 7 ahead of the upcoming birthday of Buddha at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea.

May 18, 2024, 5:14am Churches & Religion

The birthday of the historical Buddha or Shakyamuni Buddha, known as Vesak in several countries, celebrates the birth of the child who became Prince Siddhartha around the end of the 4th century B.C. This is a holy occasion for all Buddhists, but is celebrated on different dates depending on the… Read story

Pilgrims walk around a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary near the church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on Sunday, June 25, 2006. On Friday, May 17, 2024, the Vatican will issue revised norms for discerning apparitions &ldquo;and other supernatural phenomena,&rdquo; updating a set of guidelines first issued in 1978.

Vatican revamps norms to evaluate visions of Mary as it adapts to internet age and combats hoaxers

Pilgrims walk around a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary near the church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on Sunday, June 25, 2006. On Friday, May 17, 2024, the Vatican will issue revised norms for discerning apparitions &ldquo;and other supernatural phenomena,&rdquo; updating a set of guidelines first issued in 1978.

May 17, 2024, 8:39am Churches & Religion

The Vatican on Friday radically reformed its process for evaluating alleged visions of the Virgin Mary, weeping statues and other seemingly supernatural phenomena that have long punctuated church history, putting the brakes on making definitive declarations unless the event is obviously fabricated. Read story

Shunned for centuries, Vodou grows powerful as Haitians seek solace from unrelenting gang violence

May 12, 2024, 6:05am Churches & Religion

The Vodou faithful sing, their voices rising above the gunfire erupting miles away as frantic drumbeats drown out their troubles. Read story

FILE - Pope Benedict XVI touches the cross hanging around his neck as he meets journalists during the flight from Rome to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

America’s Catholic Church sees an immense shift

FILE - Pope Benedict XVI touches the cross hanging around his neck as he meets journalists during the flight from Rome to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

May 11, 2024, 5:56am Churches & Religion

It was the music that changed first. Or maybe that’s just when many people at the pale brick Catholic church in the quiet Wisconsin neighborhood finally began to realize what was happening. Read story

Moses Lake mosque moves into renovated church

May 11, 2024, 5:45am Churches & Religion

The former church building at Third Avenue and Elm Street is once again a house of worship, as the Moses Lake Islamic Center. Read story