A spicy scent greets customers before any salesperson at the Botanica Boricua in Arlington, Va. Once you’re a few steps inside, there is an immediate awareness of eyes — all around the room. Statues, of all sizes and degrees of life-likeness, stare from shelves, beckoning to be bought.
VATICAN CITY — President Donald Trump’s immigration policies faced growing international condemnation Wednesday from allies and religious leaders, including Pope Francis, who took aim on moral grounds at the administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexican border.
NEW YORK — The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a "credible" allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago, the church said Wednesday.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church nearly packed both Sunday morning services for a visit from the Most Rev. Michael Curry, who sermonized on the power of love, keeping with a theme from his sermon at the royal wedding in May, where many first discovered his ebullient style.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Several thousand Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking the holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan.
DALLAS -- The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church on June 1 celebrated the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith’s most sensitive topics.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Communist Party’s grip on religion.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.