Iranian clerics criticise mass disqualification of candidates – website

January 22, 2016
EDITORS' NOTE:  Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi-Kani, Guardian Council Chief Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L-R) listen to the national anthem during a conference in Tehran, in this file photo taken August 14, 2008. Arch hardliner Mahdavi-Kani was elected and confirmed as head of Iran's Assembly of Experts on March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files  (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2JNJ8

(Guardian Council Chief Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati at a conference in Tehran,  August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)

Texts, Internet, social networks are ‘gift of God’ if used wisely: Pope Francis

January 22, 2016
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(Pope Francis listens to a video message on a journalist’s tablet aboard the papal plane while en route to Nairobi, Kenya, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Three asylum seekers from Syria seek refuge in Arctic Norway church

January 22, 2016
(Kirkenes Church with roadsigns in Norwegian and Russian, 2008 Date18 April 2008, 01:58:04 Source	Own work Author	Bair175)

(Kirkenes church with roadsigns in Norwegian and Russian, 18 April 2008/Bair175)

Pope Francis overturns tradition to allow women in Lenten foot-washing rite

January 21, 2016
Pope Francis kisses a foot of a disabled person at the S. Maria della Provvidenza church in Rome, during a Holy Thursday celebration, in this April 17, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files

(Pope Francis washes a foot of a disabled person at the S. Maria della Provvidenza church in Rome, during a Holy Thursday celebration, in this April 17, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: U.N. report

January 21, 2016
A militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. Picture taken June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WKMT

(A militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer)

Muslim workers leave Wisconsin manufacturer jobs in prayer dispute

January 21, 2016
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(The Ariens factory in Brillion, Wisconsin, 25 February 2012/Royalbroil)

Muslim workers at a manufacturer in northeast Wisconsin walked out of their jobs after their employer began enforcing its break policy that does not allow them to pray at the times dictated by their faith, the company said on Tuesday.

Black Fiat 500L from Pope Francis’ U.S. visit to be auctioned

January 21, 2016
Pope Francis waves as he is driven away in a Fiat 500 model after arriving in the United States at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington in this September 22, 2015 file photo.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Pope Francis waves as he is driven away in a Fiat 500 model after arriving in the United States at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington in this September 22, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Israel arrests two Jewish teens for Jerusalem monastery vandalism

January 21, 2016
Israeli policemen walk near the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem's Old City, after graffiti was found on some of it's exteriors January 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

(Israeli policemen walk near the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem’s Old City, after graffiti was found on some of it’s exteriors January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Pope Francis tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty

January 21, 2016
Pope Francis holds a child as he leads the weekly audience in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis holds a child as he leads the weekly audience in Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Court acquits ex-Vatican official in money smuggling case

January 18, 2016
Clouds hang over Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican March 11, 2013. Roman Catholic Cardinals will begin their conclave inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect a new pope. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

(Clouds hang over Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 11, 2013. 
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)