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Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

PARIS — The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrated a prominent new church Sunday near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol...
Malaysian PM leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a "genocide" of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya...
Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after...
Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

SANTIAGO, Cuba — After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's government on Saturday defended plans for a protest rally to condemn what it called "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Muslim...
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying...
Philadelphia to keep ‘AMOR,’ the bilingual ‘LOVE’ sculpture

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is permanently putting the "amor" in the City of Brotherly Love. ...
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BANGKOK — Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday began a fact-finding visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, where the army has been accused...
Russia’s Putin warns artists against offending believers

MOSCOW — Top Russian cultural figures urged President Vladimir Putin on Friday to protect the freedom of artistic expression — something the Russian leader...
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him...

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