Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar's military chief during his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh — an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from the will of the civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
A Philippine official says the government is preparing to extradite to the United States a Filipino Catholic priest who is facing charges of sexually molesting two boys in two North Dakota churches in the 1990s.
The village where he labored as a teen has become a shrine, a tree he planted an icon.
Pope Francis has beefed up the Vatican's oversight of its diplomatic corps after two recent cases of alleged sexual misconduct and other instances of its ambassadors going off-message from the pope.
The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement.
In a Nov. 20 story from Naypyitaw, Myanmar, The Associated Press wrongly transcribed remarks by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting of foreign ministers.
Police in northeastern Nigeria say at least 20 people are feared dead after a suicide bombing at a mosque.
Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric.
An Associated Press investigation has found that sexual abuse is pervasive at Islamic schools in Pakistan.
Even with the efforts by Vatican officials to end the decades-long rift between the Catholic Church and the Chinese government, the number of new Catholics in China is on the decline and palls in comparison to the growth of Protestantism in the Asian nation.
A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear an Islamist rally near the capital, Islamabad.
A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a 100 million rupee ($1.5 million) reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released Bollywood film "Padmavati" over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.
The Latest on an Asia-Europe foreign ministers meeting in Myanmar (all times local): Noon Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims.
Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing "indifference" as a great sin.
The Holy See says a fresh investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student at its youth seminary in Vatican City.
Sri Lanka's police say 19 persons have been arrested following racial violence in the country's south that started over a dispute between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.
A Philippine court has convicted a man of multiple murder for a daring motorcycle bomb attack that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.
More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.
A Turkish minister says the "American system" has been infiltrated by a Muslim cleric blamed for last summer's failed coup.
Spain's government says it can't comment on news reports that the imam police say was the key figure behind the cell that killed 16 people in extremist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town in August had once been an intelligence agency informer.