Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites: U.S.

March 19, 2016
Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Italy arrests Somali cleric over alleged plans for Rome attack

March 16, 2016
Rome's ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter August 12, 2004. Falling chunks of mortar from Rome's Colosseum has rekindled the debate about the state of the Italian capital's archaeological treasures -- some of which are literally falling apart. Three pieces of mortar -- measuring half a square metre -- collapsed at the weekend in the ancient amphitheatre, one of the most popular sites in Rome, plunging through a protective netting. Picture taken August 12, 2004. To match Reuters Life! ITALY-COLOSSEUM/   REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi  (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE) - RTR2DS4E

(Rome’s ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter August 12, 2004. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) 

After 28 years, Bangladesh revives case to drop Islam as state religion

March 16, 2016
Muslims offer Friday prayers in front of Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh's national mosque, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Dhaka July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/Files

(Muslims offer Friday prayers in front of Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh’s national mosque, during Ramadan in Dhaka July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj)

Top French Catholic cleric denies covering up acts of paedophilia

March 16, 2016
French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin leads the traditional procession to Mary, in Lyon, France, December 8, 2015. Picture taken December 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta

(French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin leads the traditional Marian procession in Lyon, France, December 8, 2015. Picture taken December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

Top Pakistani religious body rules women’s protection law ‘un-Islamic’

March 16, 2016
A woman carries laundry on her head, while heading home after washing in Charsadda, near Peshawar January 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

(A woman carries laundry on her head, while heading home after washing in Charsadda, near Peshawar January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz)

How much is that halo? Pope Francis imposes checks on costs of making saints

March 16, 2016
(Saint Lawrence, by Bonanat Zaortiga (1403-1446) /Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona)

(Saint Lawrence, by Bonanat Zaortiga (1403-1446) /Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona)

Egypt’s justice minister sacked after comments criticized as blasphemous

March 14, 2016
The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza (R) in Old Cairo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX16Y9H

(The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza (R) in Old Cairo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Trump already a tainted name in Indonesia after Muslim ban remarks

March 14, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cadillac, Michigan, in this March 4, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files

(Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cadillac, Michigan, on March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young)

Buddhist group leading global anti-Dalai Lama protests disbands

March 14, 2016
Members of the International Shugden Community rally against the Dalai Lama, who they accuse of religious intolerance, across the street from the site of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

(Members of the International Shugden Community rally against the Dalai Lama across the street from the site of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Unification Church mass wedding in South Korea | The Wider Image

March 14, 2016
A newlywed couple takes a selfie after a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, March 3, 2015. The Unification Church founded by evangelist reverend Moon Sun-myung in Seoul in 1954, performed its first mass wedding in 1961 with 33 couples. Approximately 3,800 couples from around the world attended the mass wedding on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) - RTR4RUJI

(A newlywed couple takes a selfie after a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)