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)

Indonesia deploys troops to calm religious unrest in Aceh province

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2015
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(unlikely to affect zloty assets which move little ahead of the country’s Oct. 25 elections)

Meat and murder in India | The Wider Image

By Reuters Staff
October 15, 2015
(Demonstrators shout slogans as they carry placards during a protest against the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq, in Mumbai, India, October 6, 2015. The murder by a Hindu mob of Akhlaq, a Muslim man rumoured to have slaughtered a cow, has thrown a spotlight on the polarising agenda of some followers of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade)

(Demonstrators shout slogans as they carry placards during a protest against the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq, in Mumbai, India, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade)

Out of the cave and onto Facebook | The Wider Image

By Reuters Staff
October 15, 2015
(Sister Rachel Denton looks at the evening sky from the doorway of St Cuthbert's Hermitage in Lincolnshire, north east Britain September 25, 2015. Denton, a Catholic hermit, rises early to tend to her vegetable garden, feed her cats and pray. But the former Carmelite nun, who in 2006 pledged to live the rest of her life in solitude, has another chore - to update her Twitter account and check Facebook. "The myth you often face as a hermit is that you should have a beard and live in a cave. None of which is me," says the ex-teacher. For the modern-day hermit, she says social media is vital: "tweets are rare, but precious," she writes on her Twitter profile. The internet also allows Denton to shop online and communicate with friends. "I am a hermit but I am also human." A diagnosis of cancer earlier this year reaffirmed Denton's wish to carry on a life of solitude, prayer and contemplation. REUTERS/Neil Hall)

(Sister Rachel Denton looks at the evening sky from the doorway of St Cuthbert’s Hermitage in Lincolnshire, north east Britain September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall)

Pakistani pilgrims flock to crocodile shrine as Taliban threat recedes

By Reuters Staff
October 15, 2015
(Caretaker Khalifa Sajad feeds crocodiles at the Sufi shrine of Hasan-al-Maroof Sultan Manghopir, better known as the Crocodile Shrine, on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan October 11, 2015. Pakistani Sheedi pilgrims are once again flocking to the shrine in Karachi that has been shunned for years amid fears of Taliban attacks. The community believes the crocodiles living in the shrine's pond are the disciples of saints. Picture taken October 11. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

(Caretaker Khalifa Sajad feeds crocodiles at the Sufi shrine of Hasan-al-Maroof Sultan Manghopir, better known as the Crocodile Shrine, on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Parishioners trespassing in long vigil at Massachusetts Catholic church: court

October 15, 2015
(Parishioner Maria Alves knits while keeping a vigil at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic church in Scituate, Massachusetts July 22, 2015. Parishioners of the Massachusetts Roman Catholic church who have staged a decade-long vigil intended to stop the Boston archdiocese from closing it are due to argue their case in a state appeals court on Wednesday. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is the last of a half-dozen Boston-area churches that parishioners have occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week, since 2004 when the archdiocese listed it among some 70 parishes to be closed in a restructuring. REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

(Parishioner Maria Alves knits while keeping a vigil at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic church in Scituate, Massachusetts July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder)