Nigeria’s surging Christian-Muslim bloodshed strains ‘marriage of irreconcilables’

By Reuters Staff
April 29, 2014

(The leader of the displaced Fulani herdsmen Haruna Usman in Barkin Kogi, Zango Kataf, Kaduna State March 22, 2014. Picture taken March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Israeli forces demolish West Bank mosque as peace talks deadline passes

By Reuters Staff
April 29, 2014

(A Palestinian man holds damaged loudspeakers belonging to a mosque after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Khirbet Al-Taweel village near the West Bank City of Nablus April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

Two U.S. soldiers lose bid to dress according to religious custom

April 29, 2014

(U.S. army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri )

‘Rebel priest’ in Ukraine prays for pro-Russian gunmen but denies covert support

April 29, 2014

(A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at a barricade near the state security service building in Slaviansk, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Turkey’s Erdogan calls on U.S. to extradite rival cleric Fethullah Gulen

By Reuters Staff
April 29, 2014

(Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily via Cihan News Agency )

Hungarians march against anti-Semitism after far-right poll gains

By Reuters Staff
April 29, 2014

(People participate in the annual “March of the Living” walk in remembrance of the more than half million Hungarian Jews who died in the Holocaust during World War Two, in Budapest, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo)

Second dead Dutch Catholic bishop found guilty of sex abuse of minors

April 25, 2014

(Saint Catherine’s Cathedral, Utrecht, September 2004/Fruggo)

The Dutch Catholic Church, in the second such embarrassing admission this month, announced on Friday that a bishop who died in 2000 had been found guilty of sexually abusing boys decades ago.

from The Great Debate:

The uncanonized saints

By Nathan Schneider
April 25, 2014

The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn, nearing the end of a long restoration, has a new mural over its main doors. Surrounding the Holy Spirit, in the form of an incandescent dove, is a gathering of women and men flanked by angels. Most have soft yellow halos, but three figures, including the pair closest to the dove, do not.

Souvenir boom as Poles set to fete their nation’s new saint John Paul II

By Reuters Staff
April 25, 2014

(Sculptor Czeslaw Dzwigaj works on bas-relief of the late Pope John Paul II in his atelier near Krakow April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Papal canonizations a lesson in subtle art of Catholic Church politics

April 25, 2014

(DATE IMPORTED:April 25, 2014Two priest walk as they hold pictures of Pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII in front of St. Peter’s square, in Rome April 25, 2014.REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )