During a five-hour celebration that was mix of solemnity and festivity, Bishop Ruben Antonio Gonzalez Medina was installed Jan. 31 as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Ponce.
American Jews are celebrating an Israeli government decision to greatly expand a pluralistic egalitarian prayer section adjacent to the Western Wall plaza as recognition of non-Orthodox streams of Judaism.
NCR Today: I wanted to sing the "Te Deum" when I found out that our treaty with Iran was in force.
A former diocesan council chairman in Regensburg, Germany, has alleged that Vatican Cardinal Gerhard Müller prevented the investigation of choir boy abuse.
Francis will visit Chiapas Feb. 15 and pray at the tomb of Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia of San Cristobal de Las Casas who built the church in southern Chiapas state.
The pope will seek to bring hope to a country suffering from crime, corruption and inequality when he visits Feb. 12-17.
Hundreds of religious scholars met in Marrakesh to revive the Charter of Medina, written by the Prophet Muhammad, to protect religious minorities in Muslim communities today. It featured Islamic clerics.
Jan. 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date the United Nations commemorates victims of the Holocaust during World War II. Countries around the world are marking the 71st anniversary.
As successor to figures such as Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Archbishop Wojciech Polak quickly established himself as one of Poland's more approachable Catholic hierarchs, tackling issues other bishops brushed aside.
Editorial: The United States has become accomplished at destruction on a massive scale. We've yet to show anywhere near the same level of skill at putting things back together.