*Myanmar president in first visit to Washington. WASHINGTON, May 20- President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms.» Read More
As Pope Francis assumes leadership of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he's got his work cut out for him on many fronts.
A new pope is selected in an amazingly efficient process. But can the U.S. solve its economic problems in the same way?
CNBC's Mary Thompson takes a look at what's ahead for the new leader of the Catholic Church.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on newly-elected Pope Francis, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Will Pope Francis, the first Latin American to hold that title, bring a new energy to the Catholic Church ?
WASHINGTON, March 13- President Barack Obama said concerns that an American pope would be too closely tied to the U.S. government are misplaced, pointing out in an interview that the White House and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are divided on some main issues.
TIMBUKTU, Mali, March 13- Residents who slipped into a non-descript mud-brick house after Islamist fighters fled Mali's desert town of Timbuktu uncovered a trove of arms, ammunition and documents- the workings of the local al Qaeda recruitment office.
Cardinals begin the process of choosing a new pope in earnest, holding their first full day of voting for a leader to face a major crisis in the Roman Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY- Roman Catholic cardinals gather under the gaze of Michelangelo' s "Last Judgment" on Tuesday to elect a new pope to tackle the daunting problems facing the 1.2- billion-member Church at one of the most difficult periods in its history.
VATICAN CITY- Cardinals held final discussions on the troubled state of the Roman Catholic Church on Monday, the day before they seclude themselves from the world to elect a new pontiff, with no frontrunner in view.
NAIROBI, March 4- Somali militants linked to al Qaeda urged Muslims to boycott Kenya's presidential election on Monday and wage jihad against the Kenyan military which sent troops into neighbouring Somalia in late 2011 to help crush the rebels. "Your regions are the least developed in Kenya and have the least facilities.
Three Italians, three North Americans, and Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila, capital of the Philippines, Asia's only majority-Catholic nation, are among candidates to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. The New York Times reports.
With Pope Benedict XVI now officially in retirement, Catholic cardinals around the world begin on Friday the process of picking the next leader of the world's largest church.
Teri James got the boot from San Diego Christian College because she was pregnant – and she was also unmarried, a violation of school rules, according to the lawsuit she filed in San Diego County superior court.
Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.
*International investors now play major role. DUBAI, Feb 27- In April last year, Dubai's government issued an Islamic bond and sold nearly two-thirds to investors in the Middle East. Now sukuk are becoming mainstream investments, bought by a wide range of investors including some far from the region in Europe and the United States.
The Vatican said that in retirement Pope Benedict XVI's will be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock.
VATICAN CITY, Feb 26- The sex and power scandals haunting the Catholic Church look set to play a big role in meetings before next month's papal election after two senior cardinals called on Tuesday for more internal debate about them.
Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.
The conclave to choose Pope Benedict's successor could give the Roman Catholic Church a new leader by mid March, the Vatican said.