Religion

The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings

Jan 27, 2019

The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines that killed 20 people and wounded nearly a dozen

20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

Jan 27, 2019

Two bombs minutes apart have torn through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 81 others during a Sunday Mass

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

Jan 24, 2019

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been freed after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Jan 22, 2019

Muslims in the southern Philippines voted on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest

Suspected Muslim rebels storm Thai temple, kill 2 monks

Jan 19, 2019

Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others in what may be an effort to torpedo peace talks between the government and Muslim separatist groups

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Jan 18, 2019

Indonesia's president says the ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison

Gunmen kill 4 volunteers guarding southern Thailand school

Jan 11, 2019

Gunmen disguised as state security personnel have fatally shot four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand

Hong Kong Catholics mourn bishop amid political struggles

Jan 10, 2019

Hong Kong Catholics are mourning the loss of their bishop with a Mass amid a low-key struggle among clergy over reconciliation between the Vatican and Beijing

Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears

Jan 9, 2019

A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ despite terrorism fears and amid the president's attacks on the Catholic faith

Advocate of China-Vatican dialogue named Hong Kong bishop

Jan 7, 2019

Retired head of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong has been named the church's interim administrator in the territory, effectively blocking the succession of the highest-ranking serving bishop known to be critical of Beijing

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