Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, Ethiopian nun and piano virtuoso, dies at 99

Her piano compositions bridged traditions of the West and her homeland.

By Brian MurphyApril 1, 2023

Judge rules immigration officials violated pastor’s religious freedom rights

"The government’s approach — stalling, gaslighting, even lying — was entirely unconvincing to the court, and I am thrilled for the vindication," said the Rev. Kaji Douša.

By Jack JenkinsMarch 31, 2023

Carl Lentz, in first staff position since Hillsong, joins Transformation Church in Tulsa

“We gladly welcome Carl Lentz to our Transformation Church staff, helping TC with strategy as we continue to move forward in our vast vision,” said one pastor of the predominantly Black megachurch.

By Roxanne StoneMarch 31, 2023

In letter, thousands of Catholic nuns declare trans people ‘beloved and cherished by God’

The letter follows a recent statement from U.S. Catholic bishops discouraging Catholic health care groups from performing various gender-affirming medical procedures.

By Jack JenkinsMarch 31, 2023

Vatican rejects ‘doctrine of discovery’ used to justify colonial rule

The Catholic Church's move comes centuries after papal decrees were used by European powers to seize Indigenous land in Canada, the United States and elsewhere.

By Niha MasihMarch 31, 2023

Pope has bronchitis, is improving but remains hospitalized, Vatican says

Pope Francis was hospitalized with a respiratory infection the night before, raising concerns about the 86-year-old pontiff's health.

By Stefano Pitrelli and Miriam BergerMarch 30, 2023

Monks at Kyiv monastery resist planned eviction

Monks at Kyiv monastery resist planned eviction. The monastery’s fate has been in question since Russia’s invasion in February 2022 has brought a series of crackdowns on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has historical ties to Moscow.

By Meagan SaliashviliMarch 29, 2023

Outgoing Catholic charity chief: Poverty requires more than ‘Band-Aids’

Monsignor John Enzler has been president and CEO of Catholic Charities of D.C. for the past 12 years. The Post spoke with him before he steps down this spring.

By Michelle BoorsteinMarch 26, 2023

Johnny Hunt, disgraced former SBC pastor, sues denomination he once led

In a court filing, Hunt admitted fondling another pastor's wife but says the incident was consensual and private and should not have been made public in a 2022 report

By Bob SmietanaMarch 24, 2023

Pelosi on cleric who barred her from Communion: ‘That’s his problem, not mine’

‘We’ve had very, very negative anti-LGBTQ stuff coming from our archbishop,’ former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileon

By Jack JenkinsMarch 24, 2023

Swastikas and conspiracies: K-12 antisemitic incidents surge, ADL says

One California teacher is accused of drawing lessons from an antisemitic text that claims Jews control U.S. elections and blackmailed presidents.

By Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffMarch 23, 2023

Bishops discourage Catholic health-care groups from performing gender-affirming care

Opponents of the new "doctrinal note" such as New Ways Ministry, a Catholic LGBTQ outreach organization, blasted the bishops’ statement as "neither good theology nor acceptable pastoral care."

By Jack JenkinsMarch 23, 2023

In photos: Muslim world comes together to celebrate Ramadan

Almost 2 billion Muslims across the world will observe the fasting month of Ramadan — abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk.

By Morgan Coates and Adela SulimanMarch 23, 2023

Rev. Frank Griswold III, Episcopal champion of gay clergy, dies at 85

The Rev. Griswold in 2003 consecrated the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and touched off a firestorm across the wider Anglican communities.

By Brian MurphyMarch 21, 2023

Notre Dame’s new spire is underway, with hopes of late 2024 reopening

The cathedral, normally Paris's most visited landmark, has been closed since it was gutted by an April 2019 fire.

By Rick NoackMarch 18, 2023

‘City of Faith’ exhibit celebrates South Asian religion in NYC

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York suggests the city can’t be understood without religion.

By Kathryn PostMarch 17, 2023

State lawmakers push for priests to report abuse heard in confessional

Catholic bishops argue the statutes would infringe on the First Amendment rights of priests.

By Jack JenkinsMarch 17, 2023

More mainstream retailers are offering Ramadan goods

Two new children’s books from Muslim authors hit Target’s shelves as part of the retailer’s new Ramadan and Eid holiday collection.

By Kathryn PostMarch 17, 2023

Catholic watchdog names bishops tied to sex abuse and urges pope to act

Researchers are demanding that Pope Francis release the names of bishops investigated under a 2019 policy meant to formalize the church's handling of sex abuse cases.

By Marisa IatiMarch 15, 2023

Vt. school banned from sporting events after refusal to face trans player

A Christian school in Vermont was banned by the state's athletic association for violating policies against gender discrimination.

By Kyle MelnickMarch 15, 2023