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 )

Angry Muslims in Central African Republic call to partition the country

April 24, 2014

(Muslims fleeing sectarian violence are seen on top of a truck with their belongings, on the road between Bangui and Sibut, on a convoy being escorted by French peacekeepers to the south eastern town of Bambari April 20, 2014. Picture taken April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun )

Israel rejects link of Ukraine crisis to anti-Semitism

April 24, 2014

(Jewish men attend morning prayer at a synagogue in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Thousands mob India’s Modi as election race starts in Hinduism’s sacred city

April 24, 2014

(Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in the northern Indian city of Varanasi April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi )

Sri Lanka deports British tourist for her Buddha tattoo

By Reuters Staff
April 24, 2014

(A worker paints a statue of Buddha during renovations at Gangaramaya temple in Colombo September 22, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

Jews hail new papal saints who revolutionized ties with Catholics

April 24, 2014

(Pope John Paul II, standing in front of a group of Italian rabbis, waves
farewell April 13, 1986, to members of Rome’s Jewish community in the Rome
Synagogue. REUTERS/Luciano Mellace)

Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks Asian anger

April 23, 2014

(Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, 2010/Wiiii)

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan’s wartime aggression.

Israel is encouraging more Christian Arabs to join military service

April 23, 2014

(Israeli Arab Christian boy scouts play bagpipes during an Easter Monday parade in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa neighbourhood, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

Vandals deface Pope John Paul II memorial in Krakow before canonization

By Reuters Staff
April 23, 2014

(A worker prepares to wipe away graffiti of the Star of David on the Pope John Paul II memorial boulder in Krakow April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pawel Ulatowski)