France buries Catholic priest murdered at the altar by Islamist militants

August 4, 2016
A picture of slain French parish priest Father Jacques Hamel is seen during a funeral service at the Cathedral in Rouen, France, August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Charly Triballeau/Pool

A picture of slain French parish priest Father Jacques Hamel is seen during a funeral service at the Cathedral in Rouen, France, August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Charly Triballeau/Pool

Pope orders study of women’s role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners

August 4, 2016
Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro/Pool

(Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro)

Bolivians honor Mother Earth with dawn celebration

August 4, 2016
Monica, a witch doctor, speaks about offerings for the "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Monica, a witch doctor, speaks about offerings for the “Pachamama” (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Pope Francis says it’s wrong to identify Islam with violence

August 1, 2016
Pope Francis waves during a press conference on the plane after his visit to Krakow, Poland for the World Youth Days, on July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte/Pool

(Pope Francis waves during a press conference on the plane after his visit to Krakow, Poland for the World Youth Days, on July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte)

Muslims attend Catholic mass in France and Italy after priest’s murder

August 1, 2016
Rouen Cathedral as seen from Gros Horloge

(Rouen Cathedral, 15 February 2014/DXR) 

Muslims in several parts of France and Italy attended Catholic masses on Sunday in a gesture of solidarity after the killing of a French priest in Normandy by Islamist militants.

Pope Francis says will withhold judgement on Cardinal Pell over sex abuse

August 1, 2016
Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Turkey’s anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide

August 1, 2016
U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

(U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller)ok

‘Traitors’ Cemetery’ reserved for Turkey’s coup plotters

August 1, 2016
Unmarked graves are seen at the "Traitors' Cemetery", set up specifically to bury the bodies of coup plotters who died in the failed military coup of July 15, in Istanbul, Turkey,  July 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Osman Orsal

(Unmarked graves at the “Traitors’ Cemetery”, set up specifically to bury the bodies of coup plotters who died in the failed military coup of July 15, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

Tibetan monk who died was tortured, says niece who fled China

July 29, 2016
A protestor is seen through a Tibetan flag next to a photograph of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche during a demonstration outside the Chinese Consulate calling for justice over the imprisonment and death of Delek in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

(A protestor with a Tibetan flag next to a photograph of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche during a demonstration outside the Chinese Consulate in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young)