A worldwide Good Friday fast to stem COVID-19 prompts a global, interdenominational outpouring of anguish and participation.
Paris' oldest church, Saint Germain des Prés, is emerging from layers of grime and soot as a meticulous restoration reveals its vibrant color.
Rue Montorgueil in Paris began as a village street with a medieval church and food market. It has retained that character.
Mary, the mother of Christ, may be the most prominent visual icon in the world. We explore her history.
Muslims in China are a diverse religious and cultural group with a tumultuous history who take various sides in political disputes.
An emperor built a giant Buddha to unify his struggling country, as the center of a network of Buddhist temples throughout Japan.
Illuminated medieval manuscripts preserved culture and religious beliefs and set a foundation for book design and art styles.
Junipero Serra's "sainthood" is controversial, but the extent of his cultural impact on California is indisputable.