ROME—Pope Francis on Thursday removed the head of the Vatican office that handles migration, the environment and COVID-19 issues, and put a trusted cardinal and one of the Holy See’s most influential nuns at the helm temporarily.
ROME—Pope Francis urged Vatican cardinals, bishops and bureaucrats Thursday to embrace humility this Christmas season, saying their pride, self-interest and the “glitter of our armor” was perverting their spiritual lives and corrupting the church’s mission.
After weathering a yearbook blackface scandal, governor says he will leave public office next month a “better person,” and Virginia a “much more open and inclusive state.”
Culpeper congregation serves chili, soup, cornbread and other confections day after Thanksgiving for grateful public.
A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community — something apps aren’t likely to achieve.
Here's a look back at several decades of balloons, marching bands and more at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
Christmas isn’t the only holiday celebrated during the winter season. There are a plethora of others, some of which have festivities that exceed even the most ostentatious Christmas celebration.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
At its peak over the last year and a half, more than 40% of adults reported anxiety or depression symptoms—four times the pre-pandemic rate.
The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
The Moon Festival, rooted in China’s long history and rich cultural traditions, is celebrated on Sept. 21 this year. In China, though, the festival is a three-day public holiday.
The subject of a new biopic, Tammy Faye was a televangelist icon. But she also represented another side of the evangelical coin — one that was big-hearted, vulnerable and accepting.
Women have long complained they have second-class status in the Church, despite doing the lion's share of its work teaching in schools, running hospitals and passing the faith onto future generations.
Interest in Wicca and witchcraft appears to be increasing, but what exactly is Wicca in the first place?
As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the High Holy Days, a scholar of the Bible explains their history and why they might offer consolation in times of uncertainty.
There are five pillars – or basic tenets – of Islamic faith. Each of these pillars is an important part of being Muslim.
It's the biggest curb to the constitutional right to an abortion in decades, and Republicans in other states are considering similar measures. Here's what to know.
Thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site in Mecca Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the hajj for a second year.
Disaffected young evangelicals and those who left the church describe an out-of-touch institution not in line with their political beliefs, a scholar found
Rappahannock native who lives in Culpeper organized peaceful BLM protest on hillside, staged virtual musical, organized documentary and fed the hungry at church, all in 2020.
Three days after the civil-rights leader was shot dead in Memphis, Tenn., people poured onto the streets of a Virginia city to mourn Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urge calm.
See 26 images captured by AP photographers in March, as springtime ushered in a host of religious holidays and festivals observed by the faithful around the world.
As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future.
Vice President Kamala Harris joined President Joe Biden and the first lady in participating in a virtual Passover celebration Thursday.