Singapore megachurch leaders hit a sour note in pop music fraud case

By Reuters Staff
October 21, 2015
(City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, arrive at the State Courts in Singapore October 21, 2015, where a verdict is expected to be delivered for their trial of misappropriating S$50 million ($42.5 million) of church funds and falsifying the church's accounts. REUTERS/Edgar Su)

(City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, at the State Courts in Singapore October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su)

UK Muslims condemn Britain’s plans to combat extremism

October 20, 2015
(Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron listens during a discussion with members of the local community on a visit to Luton, north of London, on October 19, 2015 to announce a new government strategy for tackling extremism. British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a new strategy on Monday to combat extremism, saying the battle was "perhaps the "defining one of this century", but his proposals were condemned by Muslims as demonising their communities and set to fail. REUTERS/Ben Stansall)

(Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron listens during a discussion with members of the local community on a visit to Luton, north of London, on October 19, 2015 to announce a new government strategy for tackling extremism. REUTERS/Ben Stansall)

Anglican bishops urge UK’s Cameron to take in more Syrian refugees

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron waits to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of their meeting at the prime minister's Chequers residence near Ellesborough, northwest of London, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis)

(Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the prime minister’s Chequers residence near Ellesborough, northwest of London, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis)

Zambia seeks divine help to tackle its economic woes

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(A daughter of HIV-positive farmer Patrick Kasamu carries her lunch as she walks past the family's field of maize during a visit by a home-based care team in Chikonga village, close to the town of Chikuni in the south of Zambia February 21, 2015. The caregivers on the Jesuit-run home-based care team at Chikuni run a capacity building and empowerment project at household level, offering training and assistance in crop-growing and animal rearing, as well as offering companionship, pastoral care and monitoring antiretroviral treatment compliance of HIV-AIDS patients. Picture taken February 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

(A Zambian girl walks past the family’s field of maize close to the town of Chikuni in the south of Zambia February 21, 2015. 
REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Indonesia’s Aceh province tears down churches after religious violence

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(DATE IMPORTED:October 18, 2015Police tape blocks access to a burned church at Suka Makmur Village in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia Aceh province, October 18, 2015. Hardline Muslims in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Sunday demanded the local government close 10 Christian churches, just days after a mob burnt down a church, leaving one person dead and several injured. The words on the tape read, "Do not cross." REUTERS/YT Haryono)

(Police tape blocks access to a burned church at Suka Makmur Village in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia Aceh province, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/YT Haryono)

Pope Francis to make first Africa trip in November amid security concerns

October 20, 2015
(Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014. Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis speaks in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Pope says Catholic Church needs more decentralization, changes to papacy

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(Pope Francis talks during a special audience to mark the 50th anniversary of Synod of Bishops in Paul VI hall at the Vatican October 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis talks during a special audience to mark the 50th anniversary of Synod of Bishops in Paul VI hall at the Vatican October 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Heavy metal in a burqa | The Wider Image

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2015
(Gisele Marie, a Muslim woman and professional heavy metal musician, plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a concert in Sao Paulo December 16, 2014. Based in Sao Paulo, Marie, 42, is the granddaughter of German Catholics, and converted to Islam several months after her father passed away in 2009. Marie, who wears the Burka, has been fronting her brothers' heavy metal band "Spectrus" since 2012. "People do not expect to see a Muslim woman who uses a Burqa, practices the religion properly and is a professional guitarist who plays in a Heavy Metal band, so many people are shocked by it. But other people are curious and find it interesting, and others think that it is cool, but definitely, many people are shocked," said Marie. Picture taken December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

(Gisele Marie, a Muslim woman and professional heavy metal musician, plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a concert in Sao Paulo December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

Prayers at Notre Dame de Rugby for French win over NZ All Blacks

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2015
(Visitors look around Notre-Dame-du-Rugby in Larriviere St. Savin, approximately 150 km (93 miles) south of Bordeaux, France September 27, 2007. This church is the only one in the world dedicated to rugby in 1963 by a priest called Devert after three players from the Dax rugby club died in a car accident. Scrums, line-outs and other plays typical to rugby are depicted on the chapel's stained glass and dozens of donated jerseys hang on the walls. REUTERS/Steve Holland)

(Visitors look around Notre-Dame-du-Rugby in Larriviere St. Savin, approximately 150 km (93 miles) south of Bordeaux, France September 27, 2007.REUTERS/Steve Holland)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi campaigns in Rakhine, but to avoid trouble spots

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2015
(Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters as she passes in front of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) office during her campaign in her constituency of Kawhmu township outside Yangon September 21, 2015. Suu Kyi was touring her constituency on the outskirts of Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Monday, kicking off the third week of campaigning for the first free national vote in 25 years. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

(Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters in her constituency of Kawhmu township outside Yangon September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)