Pope Francis marries couples who have cohabited, had children

By Reuters Staff
September 14, 2014
(Pope Francis officiates a mass at the wedding of 20 couples in St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alberto Pizzoli/)

(Pope Francis officiates a mass at the wedding of 20 couples in St.Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alberto Pizzoli)

Scotland’s ‘Kirk’ appeals for reconciliation after independence vote

By Reuters Staff
September 14, 2014
(DATE IMPORTED:September 12, 2014The Scottish Saltire flag (L) and the British Union flag are seen outside a shop in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland September 12, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. REUTERS/Paul Hackett )

(The Scottish Saltire flag (L) and the British Union flag are seen outside a shop in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett )

Pope Francis says world’s many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

By Reuters Staff
September 13, 2014
(Pope Francis walks inside the Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Fogliano in Redipuglia September 13, 2014. Pope Francis marked the centenary of World War One (WWI) at the Redipuglia Military Sacrarium with a mass. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

(Pope Francis walks inside the Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Fogliano in Redipuglia September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

Pope to visit Turkey in November

September 13, 2014
(The sun sets over the Ottoman-era Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer )

(The sun sets over the Ottoman-era Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Topless activists acquitted over raid at Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

By Reuters Staff
September 13, 2014
(Activists from the women's rights organisation Femen ring a bell as the protest in front of the new eight bronze bells displayed in the nave of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris February 12, 2013. According to activists, the protest was organized to celebrate the resignation of Pope Benedict and the French parliament’s decision to approve a draft law allowing same-sex marriage. The slogan at 2ndL reads "Faith crisis". REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

(Activists from the women’s rights organisation Femen ring a bell as the protest in front of the new eight bronze bells displayed in the nave of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Ian Paisley – “Doctor No” who said Yes to peace in Northern Ireland

September 13, 2014
(File photograph shows Northern Ireland's new first minister Ian Paisley (L) and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in at a ceremony at Stormont, Belfast May 8, 2007. Hardline Protestant cleric and Northern Ireland's former leader Ian Paisley has died, his Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Friday. REUTERS/Paul Faith/Pool/Files )

(File photograph shows Northern Ireland’s new first minister Ian Paisley (L) and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in at a ceremony at Stormont, Belfast May 8, 2007.  REUTERS/Paul Faith)

China tells Dalai Lama again to respect reincarnation

September 10, 2014
(The Dalai Lama gestures before speaking to students during a talk at Mumbai University February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

(The Dalai Lama gestures before speaking to students during a talk at Mumbai University February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi clerics condemn Islamic State but preach intolerance

By Reuters Staff
September 10, 2014
(Saudi members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, attend a training course in Riyadh September 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji )

(Saudi members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, attend a training course in Riyadh September 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji )

No Saudi ban over Ebola for Nigerians going on haj – Arab News

September 9, 2014
(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca October 17, 2013. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

Pope Francis accepts resignation of head of scandal-plagued Irish church

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
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(Cardinal Sean Brady speaks to members of the media outside Armagh cathedral in northern Ireland May 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer )