Pope Francis says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood

September 19, 2016
Roselyne Hamel (L) sister of Father Jacques Hamel holds a picture next to Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun during a media conference at the Vatican, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

(Roselyne Hamel (L) sister of Father Jacques Hamel holds a picture next to Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun during a media conference at the Vatican, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Indonesian Islamic council issues fatwa against forest fires

September 19, 2016
An aerial view of a forest fire burning near the village of Bokor, Meranti Islands regency, Riau province, Indonesia in this March 15, 2016 file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/ Rony Muharrman/Antara Foto/Files

(An aerial view of a forest fire burning near the village of Bokor, Meranti Islands regency, Riau province, Indonesia in this March 15, 2016 file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/ Rony Muharrman)

Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric

August 31, 2016
Police are seen outside Saint Joseph's Catholic Church after a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during Sunday service in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia August 28, 2016 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken August 28, 2016.Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT. - RTX2NEH6

Police  outside Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church after a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during Sunday service in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia August 28, 2016.  Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi.

Third French beach town bans Muslim “burkini” swimsuit

August 15, 2016
Twenty-year-old trainee volunteer surf life saver Mecca Laalaa runs along North Cronulla Beach in Sydney during her Bronze medallion competency test January 13, 2007. Specifically designed for Muslim women, Laalaa's body-covering swimming costume has been named the "burkini" by its Sydney based designer Aheda Zanetti.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA) - RTR1L4WJ

(Twenty-year-old trainee volunteer surf life saver Mecca Laalaa runs along North Cronulla Beach in Sydney during her Bronze medallion competency test January 13, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)

Pope Francis visits Rome safe house for women forced into prostitution

August 13, 2016
Pope Francis speaks outside Saint Mary of Angels Basilica in the pilgrimage town of Assisi, central Italy, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

(Pope Francis speaks outside Saint Mary of Angels Basilica in the pilgrimage town of Assisi, central Italy, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli)

Ataturk’s revival a symbol of Turkey’s fragile post-coup unity

August 12, 2016
A soldier stands guard at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey, August 5, 2016. Picture taken August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

(A soldier stands guard at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey, August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

“Religious disrespect” killer gets life sentence in Scotland

August 12, 2016
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(Glasgow Central Mosque’s dome catching the late afternoon winter sun, January 3, 2009/Thomas Nugent)

Pope Francis hosts Syrian refugees at lunch, sees children’s drawings of war

August 12, 2016
Pope Francis sits with some  Siryans refugees at the Vatican August 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Pope Francis sits with some Siryans refugees at the Vatican August 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout)

Holy cows and Hindu crusaders cloud Modi’s Indian reform drive

August 12, 2016
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the monsoon session in New Delhi, India, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the monsoon session in New Delhi, India, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia

August 12, 2016
An archaeologist works over an uncovered skeleton at the Viminacium site, around 100km east from Belgrade, Serbia August 8, 2016. Picture taken August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic

(An archaeologist works over an uncovered skeleton at the Viminacium site, around 100km east from Belgrade, Serbia August 8, 2016. Picture taken August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic)