News on Religion continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
4 hrs ago | News Times
In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria.
Trending on the Topix Network
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
Archbishop Bernard Moras, Home minister K J George, MLA N A Haris and MLC Govindraj celebrate Easter in Bangalore on Sunday.
A Cook County Sheriff's Office correctional officer and his wife, a Chicago police officer, were found shot to death inside a home in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood Sunday morning, officials said.
Pope Francis was not as overt in calling out the greedy in his 2014 Easter message as he was last year.
A 4-year-old Nebraska boy claims in a New York Times best seller that he once visited heaven during an emergency appendectomy.
Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous day, Pope Francis stood under sunny skies before a flock so numerous they overflowed the flower-bedecked St. Peter's Square.
Wenski was responding to a request by the Center for a Free Cuba, a pro-democracy group based in Washington and headed by Frank Calzon, to several Roman Catholic Church officials to offer prayers for the dissidents on Easter Sunday.
As a junior at Brigham Young University, John Gustav-Wrathall was struggling with his sexuality, he was suicidal, and devastated over the idea of leaving behind the Mormon church that had been his entire life.
A man police say pulled the beard of a Sikh professor last year in New York City has been charged with a hate crime.
British actor David Suchet, star of the long-running detective series "Agatha Christie's Poirot," is reprising his role as Giovanni Cardinal Benelli in the papal play "The Last Confession" for an international tour that kicks off Saturday in Toronto.
A Christian priest holds a candle at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 19, 2014.
In this July 5, 2013 file photo, Floribeth Mora stands by her shrine to Pope John Paul II inside the entrance to her home in La Union de Cartago, Costa Rica.
FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus - An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.
A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.