Top French Catholic cleric denies covering up acts of paedophilia

March 16, 2016
French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin leads the traditional procession to Mary, in Lyon, France, December 8, 2015. Picture taken December 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta

(French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin leads the traditional Marian procession in Lyon, France, December 8, 2015. Picture taken December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

Top Pakistani religious body rules women’s protection law ‘un-Islamic’

March 16, 2016
A woman carries laundry on her head, while heading home after washing in Charsadda, near Peshawar January 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

(A woman carries laundry on her head, while heading home after washing in Charsadda, near Peshawar January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz)

How much is that halo? Pope Francis imposes checks on costs of making saints

March 16, 2016
(Saint Lawrence, by Bonanat Zaortiga (1403-1446) /Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona)

(Saint Lawrence, by Bonanat Zaortiga (1403-1446) /Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona)

Egypt’s justice minister sacked after comments criticized as blasphemous

March 14, 2016
The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza (R) in Old Cairo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX16Y9H

(The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza (R) in Old Cairo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Trump already a tainted name in Indonesia after Muslim ban remarks

March 14, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cadillac, Michigan, in this March 4, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files

(Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cadillac, Michigan, on March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young)

Buddhist group leading global anti-Dalai Lama protests disbands

March 14, 2016
Members of the International Shugden Community rally against the Dalai Lama, who they accuse of religious intolerance, across the street from the site of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

(Members of the International Shugden Community rally against the Dalai Lama across the street from the site of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Unification Church mass wedding in South Korea | The Wider Image

March 14, 2016
A newlywed couple takes a selfie after a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, March 3, 2015. The Unification Church founded by evangelist reverend Moon Sun-myung in Seoul in 1954, performed its first mass wedding in 1961 with 33 couples. Approximately 3,800 couples from around the world attended the mass wedding on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) - RTR4RUJI

(A newlywed couple takes a selfie after a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

Three years on, Pope Francis leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalized

March 14, 2016
Pope Francis leads a penitential service in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTS9BT4

(Pope Francis leads a penitential service in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Islamic State finds ‘diminishing returns’ on Twitter: report

February 18, 2016
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(A 3D-printed Twitter logo on a keyboard in front of a computer screen on which an Islamic State flag is displayed, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/DADO RUVIC)

At Mexico-U.S. border, Pope Francis decries suffering of migrants

February 18, 2016
Pope Francis hugs two girls during a meeting with youths at the Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon stadium in Morelia, Mexico, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

(Pope Francis hugs two girls during a meeting with youths at the Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon stadium in Morelia, Mexico, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)