His comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality were hailed by LGBTQ advocates as a milestone that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ persons.
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.
Jan. 15 marks one year since an armed British Pakistani took four people hostage during Shabbat services in a ten-hour standoff that ended with an FBI tactical team killing Malik Akram. Jewish leaders say since what happened at Colleyville, antisemitic hate has ticked up.
“The sheriff reported that the man had wanted to break into the tabernacle, but looked up at the statue of Mary and decided he couldn't do that to her."
The Vatican said some 50,000 people attended the Mass, after some 200,000 paid their respects during the three days of public viewing.
Vatican security officials estimated that by mid-afternoon Monday, some 40,000 people had filed by the retired pontiff's body.
The basilica is set to host Benedict’s coffin for three days of viewing that start Monday.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the shy German theologian who will forever be remembered as the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, died Saturday.
Earlier Wednesday, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for Benedict and went to visit his predecessor in the monastery on Vatican grounds.
An EF-2 tornado with winds estimated at 130 mph managed to decimate homes around Linda Barry as she huddled under a mattress protected by her soon-to-be husband, reciting the Lord’s Prayer for comfort.
Green said he strives to be a steward instead of an owner.
Tanya Hinsley said she was next in line at the drive-thru when she caught the touching moment.
A North Texas megachurch recently released an investigation that revealed a former youth pastor sexually abused 14 girls at two different churches. Now, one of his many victims is sharing her story publicly for the first time. She wants to shine a light on what happened because she says the church kept it in the dark for too long.
Pope Francis uttered his strongest plea yet about the seven-month-old war in Ukraine, which he denounced as an “error and a horror.”
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.
“I've been looking forward to this day,” one Jehovah's Witness said. “When I rang the first doorbell this morning, a total calm came over me. I was back where I needed to be.”
The reverend of a McKinney church said he is frustrated after his church was vandalized with racist graffiti for the second time this summer.
The job fair not only presents folks with opportunities but also gives them resources so that they might have a second chance.
Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized Saturday and is in jeopardy of losing one of his eyes after the stabbing attack.
An independent investigation found disturbing details about how Southern Baptist leaders mishandled sex abuse claims and mistreated victims.