Pope Francis the manager – surprising, secretive, shrewd

October 27, 2016
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(Pope Francis gestures during a meeting with the media onboard the papal plane, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro)

Into the heart of godlessness, Pope Francis heads for Sweden

October 27, 2016
Sweden's flag is seen near the Stockholm Cathedral in Gamla Stan or the Old Town district of Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo - RTX2B510

(Sweden’s flag is seen near the Stockholm Cathedral in Gamla Stan or the Old Town district of Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong)

Canada’s Quebec eyes ban on face-covering in government offices

October 27, 2016
Smoke covers the skyline of Quebec City at sunset May 30, 2010. A smoke cloud coming from the forest fires of Wemotaci was blown over Quebec City by high North West winds, according to Environment Canada. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2EKPF

(Smoke from forest firest covers the skyline of Quebec City at sunset May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger )

Lifetime of privation made Albanian priest a Catholic cardinal

October 27, 2016
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(Cardinal-designate Ernest Simoni in Shkoder, Albania, October 20, 2016/Photo by Benet Koleka)

Muslims pray at Colosseum, protesting against Rome mosque closures

October 25, 2016
Muslims hold Friday prayers in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy October 21, 2016, to protest against the closure of unlicensed mosques.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile

(Muslims hold Friday prayers in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy October 21, 2016, to protest against the closure of unlicensed mosques. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on Catholic bishops

October 25, 2016
Believers take part in a weekend mass at an underground Catholic church in Tianjin November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

(Believers take part in a weekend mass at an underground Catholic church in Tianjin November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State

October 25, 2016
Iraqi special forces soldiers walk inside a church damaged by Islamic States fighters in Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq October 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

(Iraqi special forces soldiers walk inside a church damaged by Islamic States fighters in Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

India’s Modi wades into political battle over Muslim divorce law

October 25, 2016
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he reads a joint statement with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (not pictured) at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

Don’t scatter cremated ashes or keep them at home, Vatican says

October 25, 2016
Inez Szczupak holds an urn filled with the ashes of her son Martin, who died of a drug overdose, outside her home in the Staten Island borough of New York August 19, 2015. Picture taken August 19, 2015. To match Special Report USA-REHAB/PHOENIXHOUSE  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX1QRR2

(The urn of Martin Szczupak, who died of a drug overdose, held by his mother in 2013 at her home in New York on August 19, 2015. Picture taken August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

Russia, brushing off diplomatic snub, inaugurates Paris Orthodox cathedral

October 19, 2016
A view shows the dome of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral Sainte-Trinite and spiritual centre near the Eiffel tower before its inauguration in Paris, France, October 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RTSS331

(The Holy Trinity Cathedral and cultural centre near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau)