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SHREVEPORT, La. — A 400-year-old human heart that belongs to a Catholic saint is making a temporary home at a Louisiana church. ...
Vatican nativity scene includes quake-damaged church spire

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's Christmas nativity scene has an unusual addition this year: a spire from one of the dozens of churches and...
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YANGON, Myanmar — Foreign diplomatic missions in Myanmar urged its government on Friday to allow "full and unfettered" humanitarian access to troubled Rakhine state,...
Churches vow to offer sanctuary to people in US illegally

BROCKTON, Mass. — Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on...
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BEIJING — A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest...
APNewsBreak: Effort to stem homegrown US extremism launches

BOSTON — A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts, nearly three years after the White House...
Pope recalls poor families as Rome holiday shopping begins

ROME — Pope Francis has recalled struggling families, the jobless and those forced to take "undignified" work as Rome's holiday season begins. ...
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WARSAW, Poland — Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski from the central Polish city of Lodz will be the new archbishop of Krakow, succeeding the retiring Cardinal...
Egypt president says his economic reforms are no ‘picnic’

CAIRO — The Egyptian president defended on Thursday the tough economic measures undertaken by his government, saying there was no other alternative in the...
The Latest: Pope prays for victims of Indonesia quake

MEUREUDU, Indonesia — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (all times local): ...

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