With refugees, Germany’s Muslim minority could become Europe’s largest

September 22, 2015
(Migrants rest at an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany September 22, 2015. When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent's largest Muslim minority. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

(Migrants rest at an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany September 22, 2015. When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent’s largest Muslim minority. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Flags, phones and human chains: Islam’s pilgrims seek the way on haj

September 22, 2015
(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca October 23, 2012, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of haj. On October 25, the day of Arafat, millions of Muslim pilgrims will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat near Mecca at the peak of the annual pilgrimage. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca October 23, 2012, REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

American Muslims fear a new wave of Islamophobia

By Reuters Staff
September 22, 2015
(Republican U.S. presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson (L) and businessman Donald Trump talk during a commercial break at the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

(Republican U.S. presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson (L) and businessman Donald Trump at the second official Republican presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

For gay Catholics, Pope Francis’s U.S. visit is a chance to get closer

By Reuters Staff
September 21, 2015
(A man walks past an advertising mural painted on the side of a building to promote Pope Francis' visit to New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York, September 18, 2015. REUTERS/John Taggart)

(A man walks past an advertising mural painted on the side of a building to promote Pope Francis’ visit to New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York, September 18, 2015. REUTERS/John Taggart)

Republican candidate Ben Carson says Muslims unfit to be U.S. president

September 21, 2015
(U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane)

(U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane)

Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip

September 21, 2015
(Pope Francis (L) and former Cuban President Fidel Castro share a laugh in Havana, Cuba, September 20, 2015. Picture taken September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro)

(Pope Francis (L) and former Cuban President Fidel Castro share a laugh in Havana, Cuba, September 20, 2015. Picture taken September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro)

from The Great Debate:

How Pope Francis can win back the West and secure his church’s future

By Patrick Hornbeck
September 21, 2015

Pope Francis arrives to lead a weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead a weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican April 3, 2013.
REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope to use mostly Spanish in U.S., Fidel meeting likely in Cuba

September 16, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

As pope visits, Afro-Cuban religion hopes for recognition

By Reuters Staff
September 16, 2015
(People talk during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini)

(People talk during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini)