Kosovo's Sufi Dervish order celebrates the new year, spring

Mar 23, 2018

Members of an Islamic dervish order in southern Kosovo have been holding their main annual celebration to mark the new year and spring, with a religious ceremony that includes hypnotic chanting, swaying and the piercing of cheeks with long metal needles

Pope Francis condemns prostitution as torture

Mar 19, 2018

Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women, telling a roomful of young people that frequenting prostitutes is a crime against humanity and the sign of a "sick mentality" that thinks that women exist to be exploited

Pope visits Italy's south to honor popular saint, Padre Pio

Mar 17, 2018

Pope Francis has journeyed to southern Italy to honor a wildly popular saint, Padre Pio

China tells Vatican it's fighting illegal organ transplants

Mar 15, 2018

Chinese health authorities told a Vatican trafficking conference that Beijing's efforts to crack down on illegal organ transplants have resulted in 220 arrests and 100 victims being rescued in 10 years

Pope decries fears of globalization; barriers for foreigners

Mar 11, 2018

Pope Francis has rejected the branding of foreigners and poor people as enemies as he honored volunteers with a Catholic lay organization that helps Syrian war refugees reach Italy

Vatican, Versace and Vogue team up for Met's spring exhibit

Feb 26, 2018

The Vatican, Versace and Vogue are joining forces to show off the Catholic influences in fashion

Anna Wintour's front row with royalty, Hollywood and real

Feb 26, 2018

Anna Wintour has sat next to royalty both Hollywood and real, often donning her trademark dark sunglasses to block the glare from the catwalks of the world's fashion capitals.

Hungarian leader calls Christianity 'Europe's last hope'

Feb 18, 2018

Hungary's prime minister says "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam."

Pope Francis praises Koreas' Olympic cooperation

Feb 7, 2018

Pope Francis is praising the decision of North and South Korea to compete alongside each other at the Winter Olympics, saying it shows that conflicts can be resolved peacefully through dialogue and mutual respect

Pope reaches out to familiar Ukrainian Catholic community

Jan 28, 2018

Pope Francis has hailed immigrant women who care for Italians' elderly and children and paid tribute to Catholics who perished because of their faith while Ukraine was under Soviet rule

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