| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority.
Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
More married men may be serving as Catholic priests in the U.S. and Canada soon, but not because Pope Francis is about to relax the requirement that Latin Rite priests be celibate.
Last week the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It's Pride Week, and Los Angeles is gearing up to celebrate. Tres by Jose Andres is holding “LGBTea,” a special afternoon tea service daily from 3 to 5 p.m. In addition to its normal afternoon tea, Tres will offer a selection of specialty...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:22 PM
If you see a pillar of flame this weekend at Costa Mesa's Fish Fry and Carnival, it won't be a case of fish over-frying.
Rather, it will be the flaming cheese.
That's the American term, at least, for saganaki, a Greek delicacy made by frying a block...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:40 PM
He has no high-profile endorsements. His last name is often misspelled.
And many voters have no idea he's the guy who spoke publicly of inmate abuse and ordered up audits of jail brutality nearly two years before former Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.
Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church will present its 34th annual ODYSSEY: A Greek Festival Friday, Aug.29-Monday, Sept. 1. This 4-day party features all things Greek, including mouthwatering cuisine, live music, dancing, and a bustling Hellenic agora...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:24 AM
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that a humanitarian convoy which is heading to eastern Ukraine from Russia would cross the border only under the aegis of the Red Cross.
"After the Russia-Ukraine border is crossed, the column will go under...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Russia's emergency services ministry dispatched a 280-truck convoy said to be carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday while officials in Kiev warned that Russian military vehicles and personnel won't be allowed through the border.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Kelsey Shelton hopes that one day, she'll help influence foreign policy.
Shelton, 20, of Enfield, will be a junior this fall at Baylor University, where she will continue her studies towards an international relations degree with a focus on the Middle...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:45 PM
George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85.
The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis...