Palestinians, Israeli Police In Tense Standoff Over Sacred Shrine There’s a tense standoff in Jerusalem Friday between Palestinians and Israeli police.
Mormon Church Pulls Teens Out Of Boy ScoutsThe biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States - the Mormon Church - says it's pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the group in an effort to start their own program.
Texas Adoption Agencies Could Ban Jews, Gays, MuslimsParents wanting to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Trump Signs Executive Order On Mixing Religion & PoliticsA new executive order will ease restrictions on churches and religious groups who want to endorse political candidates.
Pope Francis Dismisses Priest Who Stole $300K From Bishop, HospitalPope Francis dismissed a Roman Catholic priest convicted of stealing $300,000 from a bishop, a hospital and a deceased priest's estate.
Evangelical Churches Booming In Cuba Amid Tensions Fidel Castro's government punished Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo and sent him to two years of work camp for preaching in Cuba where atheism was law. For years, Naranjo's church was almost abandoned, with just a handful of people daring to attend services.
Pope Puts American Priest On Possible Path To SainthoodPope Francis is putting an American priest on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a martyr.
Pope Francis Allows Priests To Absolve "Grave Sin" Of Abortion- Pope Francis is now allowing all priests to absolve what they consider to be the "grave sin" of abortion.
Pope Taps American To Head New Vatican Office For FamiliesPope Francis has named an American to head the Vatican's office for family and laity. It's a move meant to bring a more pastoral bent to the Vatican's bureaucracy.
Pope To Meet With Russian Church Leader In CubaThe Vatican said on Friday that Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a major step to heal the 1000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West.
Homestead: One Of Three Cities To Open Children's Immigration ShelterFlorida is set to join Colorado and New Mexico as locations selected for the U.S. government's new shelters to house young Central American immigrants as part of an effort to deal with a renewed influx of unaccompanied children coming across the border.
Pope Francis Approves Miracle For Mother Teresa's SainthoodPope Francis signed off on the miracle needed for Mother Teresa to become a saint - one of the Catholic Church's highest honors - two decades after her death.