MANCHESTER — St. Anselm College monks have sued their own school, claiming that trustees’ efforts to reduce the power of the on-campus Benedictine monks threaten the 130-year-old institution’s Catholic identity.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem as a gift from the Vatican on Saturday, kicking off Christmas season at the town revered as the place of Jesus' birth.
TOKYO - A visit to Japan by Pope Francis and his dream of a nuclear-free world drew largely positive headlines this week in Japan. But when he tried to gently encourage the Japanese to extend a hand of friendship to refugees, the backlash on social media was significant.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Pope Francis brought his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons to the only two cities ever hit by atomic bombs on Sunday, calling their possession indefensibly perverse and immoral and their use a crime against mankind and nature.
MEXICO CITY — Assailants have killed at least nine members of a fundamentalist Mormon community in Northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday, shooting and burning the bodies of women and children in a brutal assault that highlighted the escalating danger posed by organized crime groups aroun…
The nine U.S.-Mexican family members who were killed Monday in a still-unexplained attack were part of a decades-long migration of fundamentalist Mormons who settled in northern Mexico to practice their religion in relative isolation.
ROME — Roman Catholic bishops from across the Amazon recommended Saturday to allow married deacons to become priests — a proposal intended to address a severe priest shortage in the region, but also one that breaks from centuries of church tradition.
MANILA — Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.
An Air Force veteran from the greater Manchester area has added her name as a plaintiff to a federal lawsuit that seeks the removal of a Bible from a display honoring POWs at the Manchester VA Medical Center.
MANCHESTER — Ahead of a hearing later this week on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed over a former POW’s Bible being featured in a lobby display at the Manchester VA hospital, the group behind the complaint is using a Queen City billboard to ask the Bible be removed.
MANCHESTER — “Outstanding N.H. Women Leaders: Purposeful Faith — Pivotal Moments” is the topic of a program planned by Interfaith Women of NH at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St.
ISTANBUL -- Turkey's first modern beer factory could face demolition after being transferred to the country's highest religious authority, which plans to build a mosque and a car park in its place, architects and engineers say.
GORHAM – With benedictions and holy water, Bishop Peter A. Libasci on Tuesday celebrated the opening of Salve Regina Academy, the second Catholic school to begin operating in the North Country since 2018.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, explaining that he had been stuck in an elevator in the Vatican for 25 minutes and had to be freed by firefighters.
Domestic terrorist attacks against houses of worship from Pittsburgh to San Francisco have caused ripples of hate aimed at New Hampshire synagogues, mosques and churches, clergy told Sen. Maggie Hassan during a panel discussion.