NEW YORK — An assailant who stabbed five people attending a party at an Hasidic rabbi’s home in what New York’s governor called an act of domestic terrorism appears to have been acting alone, police said on Sunday.
CLAREMONT — Claremont residents are going to have to get used to an atheist cutout mimicking the Christian Nativity as long as the city keeps putting religious displays on public property, according to resident Sam Killay.
Nearly three quarters of Americans don't care about the religious affiliation of their hospital or healthcare network, but an equal number say they expect their healthcare preferences to take priority over the facility's religious doctrine, a new study finds.
MANCHESTER — Monks at Saint Anselm College have filed paperwork to speed along a decision in their high-profile lawsuit against college trustees. Meanwhile, trustees have challenged the ability of the monks’ lawyer to remain on the case, a move that could delay any decision.
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.