Pope Francis to visit Hungary in September, cardinal says

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Pope Francis will travel to Hungary's capital in September where he will participate in the closing Mass of a multiday, international...

GOP pushes bills to allow social media ‘censorship’ lawsuits

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Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal...

Protesters say out with Cyprus’ ‘Satanic’ Eurovision entry

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held up...

Cyprus Church says ‘satanic’ Eurovision entry must be yanked

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — The Orthodox Church of Cyprus on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision song...

Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: ‘It’s always special’

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NEW YORK — It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won...

Tonywatch: Dede Ayite’s costumes always ‘build up layers’

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NEW YORK — One of the most intriguing parts of the costumes at the Broadway play “A Soldier's Story” was something the audience likely...

Pope Benedict XVI defends resignation to ‘fanatic’ doubters

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ROME — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has marked the eighth anniversary of his historic resignation by insisting in an interview published Monday that he...

Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

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TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country's powerful Orthodox establishment, ruling that people who convert...

Islamist party supporters march for unity in Tunisia

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Thousands of flag-waving marchers demonstrated Saturday in Tunisia's capital in a show of support for the majority party in parliament. ...

High court tells Santa Clara it can’t bar in-person worship

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is telling California's Santa Clara County that it can't enforce a ban on indoor religious worship services put in...