France calls for an “enlightened Islam” to counter jihadist ideology

November 30, 2015
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attend a debate at the National Assembly in Paris, France, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

(French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuvu (R) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) attend a debate at the National Assembly in Paris, France, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

French imams preach against militant violence at Friday prayers

November 20, 2015
Members of the Muslim community attend the Friday prayer at Strasbourg Grand Mosque, France, November 20, 2015, one week after the deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler - RTS844Y

( Muslims attend Fridays prayer at Strasbourg Grand Mosque, France, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)

Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

November 19, 2015
Djamila Houd, 41, of France, who was killed in the Paris attacks, is seen in this undated photo. Via Social Media Website

(Djamila Houd, 41, of France, who was killed in the Paris attacks, is seen in this undated photo. Via Social Media Website)

Guestview: Grand Mufti of Egypt on the Paris attacks

November 16, 2015
People observe a minute of silence outside the Bataclan music hall to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks on Friday, in Paris, France, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann   - RTS7BH3

(People observe a minute of silence outside the Bataclan music hall to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks on Friday, in Paris, France, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

French Muslims fear repercussions from murderous Paris attacks

November 16, 2015
(Several hundred people, Muslims and non-Muslims, gather to pray at the Grande Mosque in Lyon, France, November 15, 2015, for the victims of the series of shootings in Paris on Friday.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

(Several hundred people, Muslims and non-Muslims, gather to pray at the Grande Mosque in Lyon, France, November 15, 2015, for the victims of the series of shootings in Paris on Friday. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

Prayers, piercing, purity at Phuket vegetarian festival | The Wider Image

October 29, 2015
(A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 16, 2015. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

(A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Polish vote marks resurgence of conservative Catholic values

October 29, 2015
(Pilgrims celebrate the canonisation of Pope John Paul II near the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. REUTERS/Filip Klimaszewski)

(Pilgrims celebrate the canonisation of Pope John Paul II near the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Filip Klimaszewski)

With refugees, Germany’s Muslim minority could become Europe’s largest

September 22, 2015
(Migrants rest at an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany September 22, 2015. When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent's largest Muslim minority. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

(Migrants rest at an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany September 22, 2015. When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent’s largest Muslim minority. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

At least 107 killed by falling crane at Grand Mosque in Mecca

September 12, 2015
(Muslim pilgrims walk near a construction crane which crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 12, 2015. At least 107 people were killed when the crane toppled over at Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence authority said, less than two weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity)

(Muslim pilgrims walk near a construction crane which crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 12, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity)

German Catholic Church opens labour law more to divorced and gays

May 6, 2015
(CURA Catholic hospital in Bad Honnef, Germany, February 2014/Leit)

(CURA Catholic hospital in Bad Honnef, Germany, February 2014/Leit)

Germany’s Roman Catholic Church, an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis, has decided lay Catholic employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs.