CORRECTED: Factory gives model fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2014
(Aerobatic teams Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) flying Sukhoi Su-27 and Strizhi flying MiG-29 set off flares above the Cathedral of the Annunciation in the Kremlin during a rehearsal for the May 9 victory parade in Moscow May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin )

(Aerobatic teams Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) flying Sukhoi Su-27 and Strizhi flying MiG-29 set off flares above the Cathedral of the Annunciation in the Kremlin in Moscow May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin )

German Muslims invite all faiths to day of prayer against Islamic State

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2014
(A woman watches during her visit at the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab-Moschee mosque at Islamic Maschari-Center at Berlin's Kreuzberg district October 3, 2011. Mosques around Germany participate traditionally on the German unity day to open their mosques to the public. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch )

(A Muslim woman visit s the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab-Moschee mosque at Islamic Maschari-Center in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch )

Chief Rabbi Korsia says French society has turned indifferent to anti-Semitism

September 16, 2014
(French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia meets with the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris, Sept.. 16, 2014//Tom Heneghan)

(French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia meets with the Anglo-American Press Association of Paris, Sept.. 16, 2014//Tom Heneghan)

Philadelphia planning as if Pope Francis is coming in 2015, Chaput says

September 16, 2014
(Archibishop of Philadelphia Charles Joseph Chaput attends a news conference at the Vatican September 16, 2014. Chaput announced officially that the next World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia from 22 to 27 September in 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Archibishop of Philadelphia Charles Joseph Chaput attends a news conference at the Vatican September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

from The Great Debate:

Avoid a classic blunder: Stay out of religious wars in the Middle East

By Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
September 16, 2014

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Muslims in the Middle East are fighting wars of religion. Like the carnage between Protestants and Catholics that haunted Northern Ireland during the last third of the 20th century, there is little anyone can do until local peoples crave peace so intensely they are willing to cultivate it.

At landmark Berlin rally, German Chancellor Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

September 14, 2014
(German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes an address during an anti-Semitism demo at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate September 14, 2014. Background reads ' Stand up !'. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch )

(German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes an address during an anti-Semitism demo at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate September 14, 2014. Background reads ‘”Stand up ! Never again hatred of Jews! REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

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)