Decrying graft, Pope Francis to tour poor, violent corners of Mexico

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2016
People walks past a banner with a photo of Pope Francis outside a store before of his visit to Mexico City, Mexico February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX25WI9

(People walks past a banner with a photo of Pope Francis outside a store before of his visit to Mexico City, Mexico February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero )

Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave U.S. evangelical college

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2016
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(Blanchard Hall at Wheaton College, May 2007/Liscobeck)

A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got in trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night.

Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA stages protests across Europe

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2016
Activists against migrants shout slogans as they participate in a protest organized by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA, in Calais, France, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol - RTX25QPS

(Activists against migrants shout slogans as they participate in a protest organized by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA, in Calais, France, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from Catholic sex abuse commission

February 9, 2016
Peter Saunders talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Peter Saunders talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to hold historic meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016
Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him by a faithful as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

(Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

China commands that even retired officials shun religion

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2016
People hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing February 19, 2010. President Barack Obama hosted exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Thursday, drawing an angry reaction from China and risking further damage to strained Sino-U.S. ties. REUTERS/Jason Lee     (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION) - RTR2AJBP

(Worshippers hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee) 

Dutch killer says had “divine command” to murder pro-euthanasia politician

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2016
U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton (R) shakes the hand of Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Els Borst during the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Hague Forum February 9. The UNFPA Hague Forum is reviewing the implementation of the Cairo Population Conference held 5 years ago. FEE/AS - RTRLQ83

(This Feb. 9, 1999 file photo shows Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Els Borst with then-U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton during the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Hague Forum. REUTERS)

Israeli taxman eyes off-the-books ‘religious services industry’

February 5, 2016
Eight-day-old Haim Rosenbaum, the great grandson of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager of the Viznitz Hasidic sect, is held by a family member during his circumcision ceremony at a synagogue in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv January 15, 2007. Members of the baby's family wear prayer shawls.  REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (ISRAEL) - RTR1L7YL

(Eight-day-old Haim Rosenbaum is held by a family member during his circumcision ceremony at a synagogue in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen)

Body of mystic Catholic monk in crystal coffin goes on the road for Holy Year

February 3, 2016
The exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre 40 years after his death, in the crypt of Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy in this April 24, 2008 file photo.   REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files

(The exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre 40 years after his death in this April 24, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis is not an actor, says Vatican on movie debut reports

February 2, 2016
Pope Francis leaves after leading the weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

(Pope Francis leaves after leading the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)