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Greek government drops plan to criminalize blasphemy

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's conservative government says it's scrapping plans to criminalize blasphemy.Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras said Tuesday that the proposal has been...

European Court orders Bosnia to remove Orthodox church

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Bosnia to remove a Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally...

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the...

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the...

Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of hate speech resigns

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who...

Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of hate speech resigns

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who...

Pope to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from...

Pope warns of new ideologies as he beatifies Romania martyrs

BLAJ, Romania (AP) - Pope Francis paid homage Sunday to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania's communist regime by beatifying seven...

Pope to beatify 7 Romanian martyrs in deeply symbolic Mass

BLAJ, Romania (AP) - Pope Francis paid homage Sunday to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania's communist regime by presiding over...

Pope urges Romanians to work together to confront challenges

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Pope Francis began a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by...