Dec 24, 2016

Knights of Malta to pope: Stay out of our internal affairs

The Order of Malta, the ancient Roman Catholic aristocratic lay order, has told Pope Francis that his decision to launch an investigation into the ouster of a top official over an old condom scandal is “unacceptable.” In an extraordinary rebuke of the pontiff, the ...

Dec 21, 2016

Vandals attack Florida pentagram erected to protest Nativity scene

A 300-pound (135-kg) metal sculpture of a satanic pentagram, erected as an atheist protest to a public park’s Nativity scene, was severely damaged when it was pulled to the ground by vandals on Tuesday. Preston Smith’s 10-foot-tall (3-meter) sculpture lay broken in Sanborn Square ...

Dec 20, 2016

Indonesia police: Edict against Christmas attire isn't law

Indonesian police say they will take action against Islamic groups that use violence to enforce an edict from the country’s leading Islamic body forbidding Muslims from wearing Christmas attire. National police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian said Monday the edict is not a law in ...