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Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle

WARSAW — By the standards of Western advertising, Coca-Cola’s billboard campaign in Hungary was pretty tame.…

Hong Kong General Strike Disrupts Subways and Leads to Canceled Flights

HONG KONG — Hong Kong braced for a long day of protests Monday as the antigovernment…

Burst of Violence Grips Philippine Island, and Some See Duterte’s Hand

MANILA — A wave of violence has struck the central Philippine island of Negros, where at…

Anti-Gay Brutality in a Polish Town Blamed on Poisonous Propaganda

BIALYSTOK, Poland — The marchers at the first gay pride parade in this conservative city in…

Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a Cuban Bridge to the U.S., Dies at 82

Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, the former archbishop of Havana, who helped re-establish relations between…

Search for Missing Teenager in Vatican Cemetery Unearths Thousands of Bones

VATICAN CITY — Less than 10 days after Vatican officials said they found no evidence that…

Philippine Vice President, a Duterte Foe, Is Charged in Plot Against Him

MANILA — The police have charged members of the Philippine political opposition — including the country’s…

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

ImageCreditJames Steinberg On Aug. 1, New Jersey will become the eighth state to allow doctors to…

A Clash of Worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin Meet Again

Rome — Officials in Italy locked down the capital, closed public parks and diverted traffic on…

She’s 83 and a Famous Nun. Australia’s Catholic Leaders Want Her to Stay Away.

For thoughtful coverage of Australia delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Australia Letter. SYDNEY,…

As Pope Francis Champions Migrants, Some Cardinals Court the Far Right

VATICAN CITY — When the far-right Italian politician Matteo Salvini declared that despite being a first-class…

Married Men Could Become Priests in Amazon Region, Under Vatican Proposal

ROME — In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Roman Catholic Church on Monday cracked open the…

Chilean Bishop Resigns After Comments on Absence of Women at Last Supper

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of Santiago just…

Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Chosen

ROME — The Vatican on Monday released its first extensive official document on gender theory, rejecting…

At the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas Scoffs at Retirement Rumors

WASHINGTON — In rare public remarks, Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday dismissed what he called “this…