Born to be mild: Mormon motorcycle club holds Utah rally

ST. GEORGE, Utah – A Mormon motorcycle club is holding its biennial gathering in southern Utah, where about 125 members from across the country are riding together through scenic parts of the...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. returns 1493 Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

VATICAN CITY – The United States returned to the Vatican Library Thursday a rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Baptist church’s ‘Catholic’ Jesus statue to find new home

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed it too Catholic has found a new home. The hand-carved, 7-foot statue and...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tiny ancient Quran on display in Israel for Ramadan

JERUSALEM – A 10th-century Quran, unique in size and style, has gone on display for the first time as part of a collection of Islamic texts being shown at Israel’s National Library to mark the...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican seeks ‘courageous’ ideas to combat priest shortage

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican called Friday for courageous proposals to cope with a shortage of priests in the Amazon, and said it wouldn’t rule out debate on whether married men could step in to fill...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Marilyn Monroe statue near church draws some ire

HARTFORD, Conn. – Marilyn Monroe’s rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the iconic actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Baptist church offering video series

An eight-week video series, called “A Tour of Prophecy,” by evangelical Christian author David Jeremiah will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 25 at First Southern Baptist Church,...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Bayfield church to offer Bible school

A weeklong session of Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 89 E. Mill St., in Bayfield. Events are open to children ages...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

China steps up ‘training’ of Tibetan clergy, officials

BEIJING – 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...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope nixes German plan to allow Communion for non-Catholics

ROME – Pope Francis has told German bishops they can’t publish guidelines on whether non-Catholic spouses may receive Communion, saying the issue concerns the broader Catholic Church and is too...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope encourages mobster-plagued town to take law’s side

ROME – Pope Francis is urging residents of a mobster-plagued Rome suburb to be courageous and side with the law. Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass on Sunday evening in Ostia, a seaside town. In...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christians in Western Europe less tolerant of immigrants

BERLIN – Christians in Western Europe are less accepting of immigrants and non-Christians than people without religious affiliations, a study published Tuesday found. The Pew Research Center...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion