Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

Aug 19, 2018

More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

Aug 10, 2018

On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities

The Latest: Indonesia survivor says many buried in mosque

Aug 7, 2018

A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during the earthquake in Lombok on Sunday evening said there were about 100 people praying inside when the earthquake struck and though many got out, dozens were buried in the rubble

Police: Chinese missionary fatally shot in Kansas City

Aug 3, 2018

Police say a Christian missionary from China who was visiting Kansas City was shot to death for no apparent reason by an 18-year-old who began shooting people while high on drugs

The Latest: McCarrick accuser hopes victims can now heal

Jul 29, 2018

A Virginia man who says he was sexually abused for decades by Theodore McCarrick said Saturday that he's pleased by news that Pope Francis accepted the cardinal's resignation

Pope accepts resignation of McCarrick after sex abuse claims

Jul 29, 2018

The Vatican says Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals

The Latest: Vigil held for family among boat sinking victims

Jul 23, 2018

A prayer vigil is being held in an Indianapolis church for members of a family that lost nine of its members when a sightseeing boat on a Missouri lake capsized, killing 17 people

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

Jul 19, 2018

The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes

Couple who prayed for healing plead guilty in baby's death

Jul 10, 2018

Two members of an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer have pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and criminal mistreatment in the death of their premature daughter

Bishops call for 3-day fasting after Duterte says God stupid

Jul 9, 2018

Philippine Catholic bishops have called for fasting and prayers after the president called God "stupid" and questioned God's existence in profane remarks that set the foul-mouthed leader on a collision course with Asia's largest Catholic church

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