Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis will head to Assisi for a record third time in his pontificate later in September for an interreligious encounter focused on peacemaking.
Updated: Pope Francis and other leaders condemned terrorism and expressed solidarity with France after a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day.
European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, but also cautioned the EU bloc to rethink its values and priorities.
British religious leaders are praising Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby for responding with "steadiness and honesty" to the stunning news that his biological father was not his mother's husband.
Eco Catholic: Archbishop Justin Welby said he is in conversation with other Christian leaders about establishing a fixed date for Easter -- very upsetting news.
A proposal to loosen the ties of the bitterly divided Anglican Communion drew mostly favorable reactions in Britain, while African prelates said they needed time to study the matter.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion, has expressed deep concern about the stress that the Episcopal Church’s vote on gay marriage might cause to some in the 80 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to let gay couples marry in the church’s religious ceremonies, reinforcing its support for same-sex nuptials days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said strong disagreements on the ordination of women as bishops and full rights for LGBT people are threatening to tear the church apart.
Tens of millions of people are "in chains" because of human trafficking and forced labor, and it leading to their "dehumanization and humiliation," the pope said.