How faith shapes society.
Neurotic priests scare me, says Pope
Pope Francis on Friday described some Catholic priests as so scary and neurotic he keeps well away from them.
Vatican interrogates journalist over leaks
'The accusations are crazy,' the journalist facing criminal proceedings for revealing Vatican secrets said. 'Such restrictive laws do not exist in any democratic state.'
What Jeb Bush doesn't know about Lebanon
The Republican candidate for US president thinks Lebanon is as bad for Christians these days as Syria. He's wrong.
India's biggest festival is really bad for its health
Diwali may be beautiful, but it's choking India's city dwellers.
Meet the Peruvian Rasta behind a landmark case for the right to grow weed
He’s taking his case to the country’s Supreme Court after being given a jail sentence for growing his own grass.
Pope Francis might become the first modern pontiff to visit an active war zone
Could the Pope help bring peace to Central African Republic? That depends on how bad the fighting gets.
After decades of impunity, this fugitive father's past finally caught up with him
The story of the priest who (almost) got away.
Rebel cardinals accuse pope of stacking synod cards
Conservative cardinals have accused Pope Francis of stacking the cards against them in an ongoing battle over issues including the Church's approach to gays and to divorced and remarried believers, it emerged Monday.
Why India's beef lynching is not about a dead cow
A man is murdered in a village outside Delhi and the headlines say it was because he ate beef. The real story is even more frightening than that.
Haj death toll rises to 769
Meanwhile, Iran said Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it called a crime.
Pope electrifies Philadelphia with advice on family, immigration
Pope Francis addressed a festival of families attended by tens of thousands of Catholics, offering a frank assessment of the difficulties of life and a prescription for love on the penultimate day of his US tour.
Pope's comments on child sex abuse anger victims
Pope Francis praised his clergy in its handling of child sex scandals in the United States.
Pope Francis urges US bishops to end Church sex abuse
Pope Francis told US bishops on Wednesday to work to ensure the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church never happens again.
Cómo los presuntos abusadores sexuales del Vaticano se esconden y predican en Sudamérica (VIDEO)
Un documental de GlobalPost.
América del Sur se convierte en refugio para los presuntos pederastas de la iglesia
El Vaticano no se expresó al respecto.
Pope Francis visits the United States for the first time in his life
Will he address the continuing saga of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church?
Pope Francis needs to do more to stop priest sex abuse, advocates say
‘To be blunt, Francis hasn’t exposed one cleric…’
The latest violence in Jerusalem looks like more of the same. It’s not
Analysis: Israelis and Palestinians alike brace for Sept. 23, when Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, coincides with the Muslim day of sacred feast, Eid al-Adha.
The pope wants Cubans to focus on themselves, but not too much
In his much anticipated mass in Havana, Pope Francis reminded Cubans that they serve people not ideas.
US priests accused of sex abuse get a second chance by relocating to South America
GlobalPost confronts five of them, in a yearlong investigation.
Fugitive Fathers: How the Vatican’s alleged sex abusers hide and preach in South America (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary.
Saudi king vows to find cause of pre-hajj crane tragedy
Saudi Arabia's King Salman vowed on Saturday to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Pope Francis calls on every European parish to take in one migrant family
The Vatican will lead the way, said the pontiff, announcing that its two parishes would take in two refugee families 'in the coming days.'
Cheers and outcry as Kentucky anti-gay marriage clerk goes behind bars
After refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis is jailed for contempt.
A photo tour of Beirut’s pop-up Christian shrines
Lebanon remains a hospitable place for Christians, home to at least eight different sects.
Why some Indians are fighting for the right to starve to death
India's Jain minority argues that ritual suicide is the 'art of dying,' not a crime.
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
US-POPE-ABORTION:Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
Indonesia still grapples with the ghosts of communism
Decades after a brutal political massacre, 'communist' remains a wounding slur.
What to do when 300,000 music-blasting pilgrims flood your city
New Delhi has had lots of practice.
Why witches are still being beheaded in India
Thousands of women have been killed over the last decade and a half.
Vatican auditors find more than a billion euros unaccounted for during financial clean-up
But they aren't alleging any wrongdoing.