Tunisia orders crackdown on Islamist mosques and radio stations

By Reuters Staff
July 20, 2014
(Worshippers arrive at Zitouna Mosque to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, in Tunis January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Anis Mili )

(Worshippers arrive at Zitouna Mosque to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, in Tunis January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Anis Mili )

Iraqi Chaldean bishop urges world to act after Mosul’s Christians forced to flee

By Reuters Staff
July 20, 2014
(An Iraqi Christian family fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul, arrives at the town of Qaraqush in the province of Nineveh, July 19, 2014. The ancient Christian community of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had all but fled by Saturday, ending a presence stretching back nearly two millennia after radical Islamists set them a midday deadline to submit to Islamic rule or leave. The ultimatum by the Islamic State drove out the few hundred Christians who had stayed on when the group's hardline Sunni Muslim fighters overran Mosul a month ago, threatening Christians and the diverse city's other religious communities. REUTERS/Stringer)

(An Iraqi Christian family fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul, arrives at the town of Qaraqush in the province of Nineveh, July 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer)

Chicago Catholic archdiocese seeking to help child immigrants

July 17, 2014
(Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas July 15, 2014, where they are processed. More than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the southwestern border since October, more than twice the total this time last year. REUTERS/ Rick Loomis)

(Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas July 15, 2014, where they are processed. REUTERS/ Rick Loomis)

Sudanese family drops lawsuit against Christian woman claimed as Muslim

By Reuters Staff
July 17, 2014
(St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Khartoum, 5 October 2013/Shmyg)

(St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Khartoum, 5 October 2013/Shmyg)

A lawsuit brought by a Sudanese Muslim father against a Christian woman to formally establish her as his Muslim daughter was dropped on Wednesday, the lawyer handling the case said, a move that could allow her to depart for the United States.

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As Israel attacks Gaza, Jews elsewhere feel an impact

By John Lloyd
July 16, 2014

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As the death toll in Gaza rises, so does anger against Israel -- and sometimes, by extension, Jews -- in Europe and elsewhere.

Nepal halts cremation of Buddhist monk after Chinese pressure: report

By Reuters Staff
July 16, 2014
(A monk rests at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu March 10, 2014. Security was increased at the premises as Tibetan exiles in Nepal commemorated the 55th Tibetan Uprising Day. With a growing Chinese influence over Nepal, the Nepalese government stands strong against Tibetan exiles whose protests in support of their homeland have increased in recent years. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar )

(A monk rests at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu March 10, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar )

Church of England votes ‘yes’ to letting women become bishops

By Reuters Staff
July 15, 2014
(Women react after the Synod session which approved the consecration of women bishops, in York July 14, 2014. The Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, a historic decision which overturns centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis )

(Women clergy react after the Synod session which approved the consecration of women bishops, in York July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis )

Iraqi slaughter swells crowded Shi’ite cemetery in holy city Najaf

July 14, 2014
(Mourners carry the coffin of Salah al-Wa'ili, a fighter from the Iraqi Shi'ite group Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, during his funeral in Najaf July 12, 2014. Responding to an appeal from Shi'ite clerics, Wa'ili signed up earlier this month with the militia near Baghdad fighting the Islamist insurgents who have swept through northern Iraq and threatened the capital. A week later the 27-year-old part-time fighter was dead. Killed in battle against Sunni militants near the western city of Ramadi on Friday, he joined the growing list of casualties from the latest wave of conflict to strike Iraq, which has been plagued by war, sanctions and sectarian strife for longer than Wa'ili's brief lifetime. Picture taken July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani )

(Mourners carry the coffin of Salah al-Wa’ili, a fighter from the Iraqi Shi’ite group Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, during his funeral in Najaf July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani )

Pope Francis says about two percent of Catholic priests are pedophiles: paper

July 14, 2014
(Pope Francis signs an autographs on one of his books given by a faithful, as he arrives to lead a prayer in Isernia, south of Italy, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca)

(Pope Francis signs an autographs on one of his books as he arrives to lead a prayer in Isernia, south of Italy, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca)

Head of Church of England hopeful vote will back women bishops

By Reuters Staff
July 14, 2014
(The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a press conference at Lambeth Palace in London February 20, 2014. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gave his backing on Thursday to a campaign by both Anglican and Catholic bishops opposing the Conservative-led government's welfare cuts. REUTERS/Neil Hall ()

(The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a press conference at Lambeth Palace in London February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall)