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April 13, 2016
Hundreds gather for China's 1st same-sex marriage lawsuit
Several hundred gay rights supporters gathered Wednesday outside a court in central China for the country's first same-sex ...
April 12, 2016
Vatican envoy who invited Kim Davis to papal meeting retires
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of his ambassador to the United States who was behind Francis' controversial ...
April 11, 2016
Norway's state church votes in favor of same-sex marriages
In a major ecclesiastical turnaround, a large majority of Norway's church synod have voted in favor of same-sex marriages.
April 08, 2016
How pope's new document compares to ones of his predecessors
Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "The Joy of Love," represents no explicit change in church doctrine or teaching, but it ...
April 08, 2016
Highlights of pope's document on Catholic family life
In his new exhortation on the family, Pope Francis brings his emphasis on mercy over rules to the particular situation of ...
March 12, 2016
Egypt court sentences blogger to 3 years for insulting women
An Egyptian court sentenced a blogger to three years in jail with hard labor on Saturday for "spreading false news" after he ...
March 11, 2016
Going green: Ancestry.com indexes millions of Irish records
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, genealogical research website Ancestry.com is making 10 million Catholic parish records ...
March 06, 2016
UNDP to blackout photos on Afghan website for Women's Day
A United Nations agency in Afghanistan plans to stop publishing photographs on its website to highlight the plight of Afghan ...
March 05, 2016
Musicians and media figures celebrate Murdoch-Hall wedding
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage Saturday alongside family members, media executives and music stars ...
March 04, 2016
Cyprus' first public gay wedding takes aim at prejudices
The newlyweds wanted to go all-out with their wedding celebrations. All the trappings of a traditional Cypriot wedding were ...
March 01, 2016
Panasonic recognition of same-sex marriage an isolated move
For decades, Panasonic Corp. has shaped Japanese corporate tradition — be it morning exercise routines or lifetime employment
February 27, 2016
Pope Francis gives unity symbol to Argentine president Macri
Pope Francis is stressing unity after meeting with the president of his native Argentina, with whom he has clashed over gay ...
February 25, 2016
Italy Senate OKs civil unions, but LGBT groups are unhappy
Italy's Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a ...
February 24, 2016
Italy's constitutional court won't hear gay adoption case
Italy's constitutional court refused Wednesday to hear a same-sex adoption case involving two American mothers, putting aside ...
February 19, 2016
The Latest: Mourners pay respects to late Justice Scalia
The Latest on ceremonies at the Supreme Court paying tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead Saturday (all ...
February 09, 2016
Note boasts rare signatures of lovebirds Napoleon, Josephine
Napoleon Bonaparte's handwriting graced thousands of letters and military documents. But just a few documents also bore the ...
January 30, 2016
Thousands protest Italy plan to permit same-sex unions
Tens of thousands of people opposed to gay rights rallied Saturday in Rome's Circus Maximus against legislation that would ...
January 29, 2016
UK couple loses civil partnership court challenge
A British couple who wanted their relationship recognized as a civil partnership instead of a marriage lost their case Friday ...
January 27, 2016
French justice chief resigns amid flap over terrorism bill
France's charismatic justice minister unexpectedly resigned Wednesday after objecting to President Francois Hollande's push ...
January 27, 2016
Italian gay rights debate prompts rethink of sacred family
In Italy, family is considered so sacred that marriage is lauded in the Constitution. But what kind of family? That has ...