The bullet-ridden body of Fr. Jose Lopez Guillen was found Sept. 24 on the highway in the western state of Michoacan, a region plagued by violent conflict.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis quietly prayed and consoled survivors and relief workers Oct. 4 amid the devastation wrought by an earthquake in central Italy.
The pope praises Azerbaijani interreligious cooperation during a low-key trip that included Mass with some of the country’s estimated 570 Catholics.
Biryani is a popular Indian rice dish featuring meat or vegetables cooked in a subtle combination of spices. Recently, some lawmakers have added some extra ingredients --religion, caste and politics.
So-called biryani police have been inspecting pots full of the traditional dish to check if street sellers have been adding beef, which is banned across much of the country.
Many street vendors in Haryana state near New Delhi, the center of the crackdown, have had to shut their shops, even though demand for biryani is highest during September's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Pope Francis called for more respect for the "sovereign rights" of nations under international law, on the first stop of a two-day visit to the Caucasus country.
Several electors say there is an increased probability the new superior general of the order will be of African or Asian descent.
As the Society of Jesus prepares to elect a new superior general, its South Asia unit hopes for a leader to help address the challenges from Pope Francis.
Hagatna, Guam -- Catholic archdiocese fears new law will bankrupt the local church beset by abuse scandal involving long-serving archbishop.
Making a Difference: "Negotiations could be successful if there is goodwill," says Bishop Shomali -- but the U.S. needs to stop blocking the way.
Poland's bishops conference has condemned a Polish Catholic group's support for a gay rights campaign; the group is pressing on to ensure an understanding atmosphere in Poland.