Two years of fear: Christian widow survives Islamic State

November 1, 2016
Zarifa Badoos Daddo (C), 77, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq. Zarifa was reunited with her family on Sunday after Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from the town of Qaraqosh, southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

(Zarifa Badoos Daddo (C), 77, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq. Zarifa was reunited with her family on Sunday after Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from the town of Qaraqosh, southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari)

Practical matters will outweigh puritanism for evangelical Rio mayor

November 1, 2016
Senator Marcelo Crivella, candidate for Rio de Janeiro mayor, gestures to photographers after voting during the municipal elections at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

(Senator Marcelo Crivella, candidate for Rio de Janeiro mayor, gestures to photographers after voting during the municipal elections at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Pope Francis, in Sweden, says Protestant Reformation had positive aspects

November 1, 2016
Pope Francis (C) flanked by Archbishop Munib A. Younan (L) and Martin Junge Lutheran world federation during Monday October 31, 2016 ecumenical mass in Lund cathedral, Sweden. Pope Francis will visit Lund to mark 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  TT News Agency/Jonas Ekstromer/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTX2R7WW

(Pope Francisflanked by Lutheran Archbishops Munib A. Younan (L) and Martin Junge (R)  during Monday October 31, 2016 ecumenical service in Lund cathedral, Sweden. TT News Agency/Jonas Ekstromer)

Congo bishops urge 2017 presidential vote, ban on constitutional change

October 28, 2016
People attend a church function at Saint Joseph's cathedral in the capital Kinshasa July 23, 2006. Democratic Republic of Congo?s influential Catholic Church has warned electoral authorities it would not recognise the validity of historic national polls this month unless alleged flaws in their organisation were resolved. REUTERS/Finbarr O`Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) - RTR1FRAT

(Mass at Saint Joseph’s Catholic cathedral in the capital Kinshasa July 23, 2006. REUTERS/Finbarr O`Reilly)

Church raps Austria’s far-right presidential candidate for invoking God

October 28, 2016
Norbert Hofer, Joint Acting President of Austria and Third President of the National Council, speaks during a panel discussion on "Can Europe’s politicians solve its migration crisis?" at Geneva's graduate institute, in Geneva, Switzerland, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

(Norbert Hofer speaks at Geneva’s graduate institute, in Geneva, Switzerland, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy)

Philippines’ Duterte says God warned him off swearing

October 28, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while answering questions during a news conference upon his arrival from a state visit in Japan at the Davao International Airport in Davao city, Philippines October 27, 2016.            REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr

(Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a news conference upon his arrival from Japan at the Davao International Airport in Davao city, Philippines October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr)

In Germany, Syrians find Arabic-speaking mosques too conservative

October 28, 2016
Muslims pray during Friday prayers at the Turkish Kuba Camii mosque located near a hotel housing refugees in Cologne's district of Kalk, Germany, October 14, 2016.     REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

(Muslims pray during Friday prayers at the Turkish Kuba Camii mosque near a hotel housing refugees in Cologne, Germany, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Pakistani court closes licensed liquor shops for non-Muslims

October 27, 2016
General view of a closed wine shop in Karachi, Pakistan, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

(A closed wine shop in Karachi, Pakistan, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Islamic State Yazidi women sex slaves win EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize

October 27, 2016
Nadia Murad Basee Taha, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, waves while being recognized by the Speaker in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTX2QF62

(Nadia Murad Basee Taha, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, waves  in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada, October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie )

Israel recalls UNESCO ambassador in protest at Jerusalem resolutions

October 27, 2016
An aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock (R) on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, and the Western Wall (L) in Jerusalem's Old City October 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/File Photo

(The Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City October 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte)