Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa survives assassination attempt

August 6, 2016
Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa speaks during the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amman April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa speaks during the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amman April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Commentary: The radical post-modernism of Islamic State

August 4, 2016
French nuns leave a tribute to French priest, Father Jacques Hamel in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 28, 2016. Hamel was killed in an attack on the church that was carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

(French nuns leave a tribute to French priest, Father Jacques Hamel in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Investigation of French cardinal for sex abuse cover-up is dropped

August 4, 2016
File photo of French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin while attending a Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta/File Photo

(French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin at Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

France buries Catholic priest murdered at the altar by Islamist militants

August 4, 2016
A picture of slain French parish priest Father Jacques Hamel is seen during a funeral service at the Cathedral in Rouen, France, August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Charly Triballeau/Pool

A picture of slain French parish priest Father Jacques Hamel is seen during a funeral service at the Cathedral in Rouen, France, August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Charly Triballeau/Pool

Pope orders study of women’s role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners

August 4, 2016
Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro/Pool

(Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro)

Bolivians honor Mother Earth with dawn celebration

August 4, 2016
Monica, a witch doctor, speaks about offerings for the "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Monica, a witch doctor, speaks about offerings for the “Pachamama” (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Pope Francis says it’s wrong to identify Islam with violence

August 1, 2016
Pope Francis waves during a press conference on the plane after his visit to Krakow, Poland for the World Youth Days, on July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte/Pool

(Pope Francis waves during a press conference on the plane after his visit to Krakow, Poland for the World Youth Days, on July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte)

Muslims attend Catholic mass in France and Italy after priest’s murder

August 1, 2016
Rouen Cathedral as seen from Gros Horloge

(Rouen Cathedral, 15 February 2014/DXR) 

Muslims in several parts of France and Italy attended Catholic masses on Sunday in a gesture of solidarity after the killing of a French priest in Normandy by Islamist militants.

Pope Francis says will withhold judgement on Cardinal Pell over sex abuse

August 1, 2016
Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)