Pope's blessing in St. Peter's Square is watched by 11 million on TV

More than 11 million people watched Pope Francis deliver a blessing in a square ...

Vatican police make new investigation into controversial London luxury property purchase

Vatican police raided the home and office of a senior Church official ...

China detains Uighurs for visiting foreign sites or even growing a beard, reveals leak

Growing a beard, wearing a veil or accidentally visiting a foreign website was among the justifications for sending…

Namahage: Akita ritual uses foreign volunteers to continue tradition

People wearing masks of 'Namahage' demons and entering people's homes to scare them is not…

Sanctuary holds fire festival, “Oto Matsuri”, on Mount Kamikura

The stone-paved mountain path to the Kamikura Shrine has been transformed into a river…

“Modern colonization”: Experts criticize 'Christianization' of isolated tribes in Brazil

Brazil has put a former evangelical missionary in charge of its isolated indigenous tribes, causing concern among…

Ultraconservatives gain strength in Bolivia

Some blame Evo Morales' defense for a racist right-wing coup. Others credit a…

Pope asks people to say 'Never Again' to the Holocaust

On Sunday, Pope Francis asked the world's 1,3 billion Catholics to stop to…

Sexual activities are only for heterosexual couples, says Church of England

The Church of England declared that sex belongs only to heterosexual marriage and that…

Pope names new archbishop for Philadelphia, bringing 'new air'

Nelson Perez, Latin Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland who criticized the president's immigration policy ...

Do not close ports for immigrants, says pope

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that politicians should not close ports for desperate migrants,…

Pope nominates wife for Vatican diplomatic office in unprecedented act

On Wednesday Pope Francis named the first woman to hold a high-ranking position…

Viking Rune Predicts Extreme Winter, Study Says

One of the most famous runes in the world is now believed to have been erected by the Vikings, with…

Trump seeks evangelical support at 'prosperity gospel' event

US President Donald Trump will hold a campaign event at a Miami mega-church…

Methodist Church announces plan to split into pro and anti-gay branches in the US

Leaders of The United Methodist Church - America's second largest Protestant church - announced plans…

Pope wants to make nuclear weapons education official in Catholic Church

Pope Francis is planning to change the official teachings of the Catholic Church to declare the use of…

Pope calls for abolition of nuclear weapons in speech in Japan

Pope Francis led his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons in the only two cities hit by…

Pope arrives in Tokyo

Pope Francis arrived in Japan on Saturday, the second leg of an Asian tour of…

Students invited to meet the Pope in Hiroshima

High school students were understandably disappointed when their long school trip to the Memorial Museum…

Yakushiji Temple Begins Special Performances and Opens Inside for Visits

The World Heritage Yakushiji Temple is opening its Jikido Dining Room, the Tower of…

Pope Francis' bodyguard resigns after leaking document

Pope Francis' bodyguard resigned on Monday for a leak related to a financial investigation…

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