Life of Pope Francis depicted in new comic book

March 24, 2016
Pope Francis laughs as he arrives to lead the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday at the Colosseum in Rome March 29, 2013. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION) - RTXY26C

(Pope Francis laughs as he arrives to lead the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday at the Colosseum in Rome March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Venice: life in the first ghetto | The Wider Image

March 24, 2016

(The “campo,” or square at the center of the world’s first ghetto in Venice, Italy, March 22, 2016. The five arched windows on the building on the right are part of one of the ghetto’s five synagogues. REUTERS/Photos by Alessandro Bianchi)

Neapolitans vow to keep Catholic Church’s hands off saint’s ‘treasure’

March 22, 2016
White sheets hang from a rope to protest against the decision of the Italian government to re-found the deputation of San Gennaro in Naples, Italy.  REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

(White sheets hang from a rope to protest against the decision of the Italian government to re-found the deputation of San Gennaro in Naples, Italy. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca)

U.S. says Myanmar persecutes Rohingya, but it is not genocide

March 22, 2016
Migrants collect rainwater at a temporary refugee camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, in Myanmar June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

(Migrants collect rainwater at a temporary refugee camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, in Myanmar June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

As civilian rule weakens in Baghdad, Iraqi Shi’ite clerics call the shots

March 22, 2016
Prominent Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (C) speaks during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani /Files

(Prominent Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (C) speaks during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani)

Five held after two Muslim cowherds hanged to death in India

March 22, 2016
A cow stands in the middle of a busy road as auto-rickshaws pass by in Bengaluru, India, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTR4YH65

(A cow stands in the middle of a busy road as auto-rickshaws pass by in Bengaluru, India, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)

Conservative Muslim lawyers’ group behind spike in Pakistani blasphemy cases

March 20, 2016
Leader of the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat Lawyers' Forum, a conservative alliance of lawyers offering free legal advice for anyone filing a blasphemy case, Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry poses for a portrait at his office in Lahore, Pakistan February 22, 2016. Picture taken February 22. To match Insight PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY/LAWYERS     REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

(Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry poses for a portrait at his office in Lahore, Pakistan February 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)

Pope Francis to visit Armenia after angering Turkey with genocide remark

March 19, 2016
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan, 14 April 2008/AGBU)

(Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan, 14 April 2008/AGBU)

Mumbai temple to mobilise gold as India scrambles to cut imports

March 19, 2016
(Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, India, 16 June 2012/Darwinian)

(Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, India, 16 June 2012/Darwinian)

A 200-year-old Mumbai temple has said it will deposit a portion of its gold hoard with a bank by the end of the month for recycling, responding to a government campaign to monetise some of the country’s thousands of tonnes of privately owned stocks of gold and cut costly imports.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites: U.S.

March 19, 2016
Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV