Religion News Service
An ethereal city graced with sunlight so bright it turns the white stone skyline gold at sunset, Jerusalem is also an earthbound city whose teachers must be paid and whose garbage must be collected.
Just over five years ago, a Saudi-financed center for interfaith relations opened in Vienna amid concern it might be a public relations fig leaf for a country often slammed for its lack of religious freedom.
Five years after Pope Francis ascended to the papacy, a survey of U.S. Catholics reports the pontiff has a high favorability rating — but his popularity is waning among political conservatives.
Public school officials in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities are being accused of violating the separation of church and state.