Pope Francis told a group of students visiting the Vatican Friday he never wanted to be the head of the Catholic Church because it's wrong to want the job.
The producers of the Broadway production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" said Tuesday the musical will close July 1 unless ticket sales improve.
Pope Benedict XVI, in a new book on the last days of Jesus Christ, says the Gospels should not be interpreted as blaming the Jewish people for his crucifixion.
One of the Catholic Church's holiest relics in Rome, the Santa Scala or Holy Stairs, have been cleaned and restored.
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani was silenced temporarily by a lightning strike in Washington after being questioned about his religion.
Veteran stage actor Alan Martin, who starred in several rock musicals in West Coast productions, has died in Crestline, Calif., at the age of 62.
An Italian judge has rejected a request by a terminally ill man to let doctors turn off his life-support machine, saying the case was beyond his jurisdiction.
Actor Jack Black, lead singer of the Tenacious D band, will play King Herod alongside original stars of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in a Hollywood benefit.
Talks between British Airways' contract caterer and the union representing its workers at London's Heathrow Airport have stalled over rehiring employees.
Churches in Nicholasville, Ky., have joined together to diversify the race of the actor portraying Jesus in the annual Easter Passion play.