Religion Headlines

  • Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

    More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits this week for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away there are 144 more who can't make the trip, locked up for serious crimes including murder — so the pontiff is

    ABC News
  • As Taliban talks gather pace, Afghan women fear turning back clock

    Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban's power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her daughters to read and write alongside a dozen local girls who smuggled school books to her house in potato sacks.

  • Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

    Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. The vote caps a tumultuous peace

    ABC News
  • Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

    At a youth prison outside the Panamanian capital, inmates are eagerly anticipating a visit by Pope Francis this week bringing a message peace and reconciliation

    Washington Post
  • Australia urges Indonesia to respect Bali bombing victims

    Australia’s prime minister says he would be disappointed if radical cleric Bashir were released from prison early and urged Indonesia to show respect for the victims of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings he inspired
  • Shameful: MSNBC Panelists Place Covington Students Alongside Neo-Nazis, Segregationsists

    On Sunday’s Kasie DC, the MSNBC panelists did their best to have it both ways when it came to the liberal media-fueled controversy involving the Covington High School students. Over the course of their discussion, they insisted that the story symbolized the need to be careful when jumping to conclusions while plowing ahead by placing the students alongside neo-Nazis, the KKK, and segregationist cops.