Various celebrations of the Hindu festival Navratri were held in the New York metropolitan area, News India Times reports.
A Harlem convent is struggling to revitalize itself amidst a decline in the nun population, reports The Uptowner.
Pope Francis has joined more than half a million New Yorkers as the newest holder of the IDNYC.
A hand crafted pagoda is donated by the person who made it to a Cambodian temple, reports Ditmas Park Corner.
In the wake of the murder of bloggers in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi writers spoke out recently at a PEN American Center meeting in support of free speech and secularism.
A Bronx bakery sells a traditional New York cookie with the face of Pope Francis, El Diario reports.
Three newly ordained priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn await the opportunity to meet Pope Francis, El Diario reports.
Socorro Sánchez learned to repair religious images in Mexico and her skills have become her source of income in New York, Diario de México reports.
The 500-member Myanmar Baptist Church of Glendale, New York, held a fundraiser in Sunnyside, Queens on Aug. 8.
Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.
The Chinese congregation of the now-shuttered St. Joseph’s Church, the majority of whom come from Fujian province in China, have been encouraged to attend the Church of the Transfiguration. But “ninety-nine percent won’t go,” a parishioner tells The Lo-Down.
St. Roch parishioners are fighting to keep the church open until the Vatican makes a decision on their appeal, El Diario reports.
Some 7,000 parishioners went to Mass for the last time this weekend at Catholic churches set to close later this summer because of budget cuts, El Diario reports.
Temple Emanu-El held its first interfaith iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims.
The building for the Korean Methodist Church and Institute in Upper Manhattan, which also provided space for activists and prominent South Koreans and stored historic documents, will undergo redevelopment, reports The Korea Times. The Korean church was the first of its kind in the city.