White House hopeful Carson struggles to connect with the U.S. black church

By Reuters Staff
December 8, 2015
Pastor David Bullock preaches to his congregation during Sunday service at the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Highland Park, Michigan November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

(Pastor David Bullock preaches to his congregation during Sunday service at the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Highland Park, Michigan November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

Blocking Muslim refugees supports terrorism: U.N.’s Guterres

By Reuters Staff
December 8, 2015
Antonio Guterres High Commissioner for Refugees (R) gestures next to Stephen O'Brien Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during a news conference for the launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland December 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

(Antonio Guterres High Commissioner for Refugees (R) gestures next to Stephen O’Brien Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Machine guns, no-fly zone guard Pope Francis’s opening of Catholic Holy Year

December 8, 2015
Pope Francis opens the Holy Door to mark opening of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, in St. Peter's basilica, at the Vatican, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door to mark opening of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, in St. Peter’s basilica, at the Vatican, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv': Britons defiant over ‘terrorist’ knife attack

December 8, 2015
Police officers investigate a crime scene at Leytonstone underground station in east London, Britain December 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Neil Hall

(Police officers investigate a crime scene at Leytonstone underground station in east London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall)

Pursuing transparency, Vatican orders external audit of its assets

December 5, 2015
A visitor looks at an ancient scroll titled "Trial of the Templars of France" during the exhibition "Lux in Arcana, the Vatican Secret Archives reveals itself" at the Capitoline Museums in Rome February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) - RTR2YMU2

(A visitor inspects an ancient scroll from the Vatican Secret Archives at an exhibition in Rome, February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Most Americans see Muslims like any other group after California shooting – poll

By Reuters Staff
December 5, 2015
Muslim students pray before at a rally against Islamophobia at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, November 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker

(Muslim students pray before at a rally against Islamophobia at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker)

World’s richest Hindu temple may move stash to Modi’s gold scheme

By Reuters Staff
December 4, 2015
Abhishek Bachchan and his wife, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, perform prayers as Amitabh Bachchan (R) looks on at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam temple shrine in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

(Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai perform prayers as Amitabh Bachchan (R) looks on at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam temple shrine in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer/Filesok)

Saudi execution of poet for apostasy would be unlawful: U.N. experts

By Reuters Staff
December 4, 2015
An aerial view of the Grand Mosque is seen on the second day of Eid al-Adha, during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca September 25, 2015.REUTERS/Ahmad Masood - RTX1SFZP

(An aerial view of the Grand Mosque in Mecca September 25, 2015.REUTERS/Ahmad Masood)

Rome fights its demons as Catholicism’s Holy Year approaches

By Reuters Staff
December 4, 2015
A soldier patrols in from of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(A soldier patrols in from of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Factbox: What is a Roman Catholic Holy Year?

By Reuters Staff
December 4, 2015
Altar boys spread incense as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis on the occasion of a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool - RTX1UJ72

(Altar boys spread incense in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia)