Vatican defends Australian cardinal against charges of disregard of sexual abuse

June 2, 2015
(Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Arizona mosque, site of anti-Islam protest, holds ‘love not hate’ event

By Reuters Staff
June 2, 2015
(Rabbi Jeremy Schneider and Imam Mahmoud Sulaiman hug during an interfaith rally titled "Love is Stronger than Hate" at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona, United States June 1, 2015. The rally was held in response to an earlier anti-Muslim rally at the same location. REUTERS/Deanna Dent)

(Rabbi Jeremy Schneider and Imam Mahmoud Sulaiman hug during an interfaith rally titled “Love is Stronger than Hate” at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona, United States June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Deanna Dent)

China’s Panchen Lama pledges his patriotism in a sensitive year

June 2, 2015
(Gyaltsen Norbu (R), the 11th Panchen Lama, speaks with a delegate ahead of the opening of the third plenary meeting of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 11, 2015. Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is becoming less influential, both abroad and in Tibet, but his suggestion he will not reincarnate is still a "betrayal" of the religion and the country, a top Chinese official said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

(Gyaltsen Norbu (R), the 11th Panchen Lama, speaks with a delegate ahead of the opening of the third plenary meeting of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Massachusetts judge orders end to decade-long vigil at Catholic church

By Reuters Staff
June 1, 2015
(Scituate town sign, )

(Scituate town sign, 25 September 2007/Edward O’Connor)

A Massachusetts judge on Friday ordered parishioners of a Roman Catholic church who have occupied the building for more than a decade while the archdiocese attempted to close it to end their vigil by next week.

Islam center stage as Turkish election campaign enters final week

June 1, 2015
(Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pose for a selfie ahead of an election rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections in Ankara, Turkey, May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

(Supporters of Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pose for a selfie ahead of an election rally for Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary elections in Ankara, Turkey, May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Egypt deploys scholars to teach moderate Islam, but skepticism abounds

June 1, 2015
(Students revise for a Koran verbal recital exam in one of the Al-Azhar institutes in Cairo, Egypt, May 20, 2015. Picture taken May 20, 2015. To match Special Report EGYPT-ISLAM/AZHAR REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

(Students revise for a Koran verbal recital exam in one of the Al-Azhar institutes in Cairo, Egypt, May 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

A tranquil U.S. Muslim hamlet in the Catskills – until the attack plot

By Reuters Staff
June 1, 2015
(A bridge in Delaware Country, where Islamberg is located, 6 November 2004/Doug Kerr))

(A bridge in Delaware Country, where Islamberg is located, 6 November 2004/Doug Kerr))

U.S. top court rules for Muslim woman denied job over head scarf

By Reuters Staff
June 1, 2015
(Muslim woman Samantha Elauf (R), who was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa in 2008, stands with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lead attorney Barbara Seely (C) at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, February 25, 2015. The Court on Wednesday considered whether Elauf, who wears a head scarf, or hijab, was required to specifically request a religious accommodation at her job interview at the store in Tulsa in 2008 when she was 17. The company denied Elauf the job on the grounds that wearing the scarf violated its "look policy" for members of the sales staff. REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

(Samantha Elauf (R), who was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa in 2008, stands with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lead attorney Barbara Seely (C) at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

Obama visits Miami Catholic shrine in nod to Cuban Americans

By Reuters Staff
May 29, 2015
(U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, Florida May 28, 2015. Giving Obama the tour is Father Juan Rumin Dominguez (L). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

(U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, Florida May 28, 2015. Giving Obama the tour is Father Juan Rumin Dominguez (L). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Swiss forum to meet on boat due risk over Prophet Mohammad cartoons

By Reuters Staff
May 29, 2015
(The tourist steamboat 'Stadt Luzern' sails on Lake Lucerne August 8, 2012. The 'Stadt Luzern' was built in 1928. The Schiffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstaettersees (SVG) shipping company celebrates 175 years of steam navigation on Lake Lucern on August 25. Picture taken on August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

(The tourist steamboat ‘Stadt Luzern’ sails on Lake Lucerne August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)