He was 90 and died of age-related causes, Elder Russell Ballard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.
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A new study reported that almost half of all children who grow up as religiously unaffiliated (that’s about one in 10 Americans kids) end up finding religion later in life.
On Sunday, in a canonization laden with significance both religious and political, Pope Francis declared Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Baouardy the first two Palestinian saints of modern times.
Organizers of the Celebrate Israel Las Vegas Festival said the notes placed in the 32-foot simulated wall eventually will make their way to Jerusalem and be inserted into the real Western Wall.
The popular NBC television series “A.D.: The Bible Continues” is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they’re also getting sermons based on the show’s themes in church.
The Vatican announced Wednesday that it had brokered a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” upsetting Israeli advocates and propelling Pope Francis into the heart of yet another geopolitical fray.
The share of U.S. residents who identify as Christian has shrunk over the past seven years while adults unaffiliated with organized religion now represent a larger portion of the public, a poll released on Tuesday found.
A U.S. museum returned a 10th century statue of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman to Cambodia on Tuesday, saying research suggested it had probably been taken from the gate of an ancient temple complex.
The Celebrate Israel Festival at the Venetian gave hundreds of the valley’s Jewish and Israeli residents a chance to celebrate their heritage and connect with local resources Sunday.
The Rev. Albert Felice-Pace is soon to retire from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center at UNLV, but not without touching many hearts.
Pope Francis will visit one of Latin America’s most violent prisons during his trip to the continent of his birth in July, the Vatican said on Friday.
This is the first in an occasional series of stories about faith traditions in the valley, called My Faith. In the opening story, we ask Muslims what they would like others to know about their beliefs.
Members of the First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, found an 18-cent donation after Sunday’s service by a homeless anonymous giver, a note said.
Newsmax’s annual list of top Christian leaders in America highlights those who spread Christian values most often.
Pope Francis on Wednesday made an impassioned plea for an end to the salary gap between men and women, calling it “a scandal” that Christians should decisively reject.
In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country’s first to legalize same-sex marriage, less than 30 percent of religiously affiliated Americans supported gays’ and lesbians’ right to wed. By 2014, that number had climbed to 47 percent.
Tim Tebow might be the most recognizable religious athlete, there are certainly plenty of others.
With its collection of middle-class residents, Water of Life Lutheran Church does all the things you’d expect a Bible-believing Christian church to do. In addition, the congregation has reached out to people of many nations right in its own community. “I love the fact that we get to do world mission work right in our own backyard,” said the Rev. Matthew Vogt, pastor.
The new Neflix “Daredevil” series is heavily influenced by the main character’s Catholicism, which became a mainstay of the Matt Murdoch character with Frank Miller’s 1980s reimagning of the franchise.
A new study from the Pew Research Center unveiled the countries across the world with the most religious freedom, and found that Brazil leads the way.
Volunteer Janet Henke staffs the front desk at NextStep Ministries’ Thrift Store, 3720 E. Sunset Road. She greets each customer with a smile and explains that the store’s purpose is to support the homeless in the valley.
Pope Francis will visit Cuba on his way to the United States in September, the Vatican said Wednesday — a trip that will come months after he helped negotiate a diplomatic thaw between the two countries.
Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who remained in office for three years after he was convicted in 2012 of shielding a priest who took pornographic pictures of girls, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday.