Vatican puts journalists on trial over leaks book, amid human rights furore

November 24, 2015
Spanish Monsignor Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda (2nd R), Italian laywoman Francesca Chaouqui (3rd  R) and journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi (5th R) and Emiliano Fittipaldi (4th R) attend a trial at the Vatican November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

9Spanish Monsignor Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda (2nd R), Italian laywoman Francesca Chaouqui (3rd R) and journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi (5th R) and Emiliano Fittipaldi (4th R) attend a trial at the Vatican November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano0

‘Rambo’ appeal, not the mosque, lures Brussels youths to Islamic State

November 24, 2015
Jamal Habbachich, who heads a council of 22 Molenbeek mosques, poses for a picture at Attadamoun Mosque in the neighbourhood of Molenbeek, in Brussels, Belgium, November 20, 2015. Picture taken November 20. To match Insight FRANCE-SHOOTING/RADICALISATION    REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal - RTX1VIJP

(Jamal Habbachich, who heads a council of 22 Molenbeek mosques, poses for a picture at Attadamoun Mosque in Brussels, Belgium, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

Tense Christian-Muslim relations provide backdrop to Pope’s Africa trip

November 23, 2015
A woman looks at burning houses in Bossangoa, north of the capital Bangui January 2, 2014. Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic's capital killed at least three on Wednesday as angry residents threw grenades and torched homes, witnesses said. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: CIVIL UNREST) - RTX1700F

(A woman looks at burning houses in Bossangoa, north of the capital Bangui January 2, 2014, during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republi. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu)

‘Not in my name’ – Italy’s Muslims rally against terrorism

November 23, 2015
A girl holds a placard during a demonstration called "Not in my name" of Italian muslims against terrorism, in downtown Rome, Italy, November 21, 2015. The placard reads "Terrorism has no religion"..  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini - RTX1V5WF

(A girl at a demonstration of Italian Muslims against terrorism in downtown Rome, Italy, November 21, 2015. The placard reads “Terrorism has no religion”.. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

African gays make simple request to Pope Francis: preach tolerance

November 23, 2015
African gays who often face persecution in the streets and sometimes prosecution in courts have a simple plea for Pope Francis ahead of his first visit to the continent: bring a message of tolerance even if you will not bless our sexuality. Francis travels to Kenya and Uganda, where many conservative Christians bristle at the idea of the West forcing its morality on them, especially when it comes to gays and lesbians. REUTERS/Edward Echwalu  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY    ATTENTION EDITORS WIDER IMAGE STORY "LGBT IN UGANDA: MESSAGES FOR THE POPE". SEARCH "LGBT UGANDA" FOR ALL 7 IMAGES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.     TEMPLATE OUT - RTX1VCQ5

(African gays who often face persecution in the streets and sometimes prosecution in courts have a simple plea for Pope Francis ahead of his first visit to the continent: bring a message of tolerance even if you will not bless our sexuality. 23 November 2015. REUTERS/Edward Echwalu)

Church of England criticises cinemas for banning Lord’s Prayer advert

November 23, 2015
(Sheet from a hornbook including the prayer (abt 1620))

(The Lord’s Prayer in an English hornbook from about 1620)

The Church of England said on Sunday it was “bewildered” by the refusal of some of Britain’s biggest cinema chains to show an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer.

Catholic nuns to expand fight against slavery to 140 nations

November 23, 2015
(John Studzinski, vice chairman of U.S. investment bank The Blackstone Group and philanthropist who chairs Talitha Kum. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Magda Mis)

(John Studzinski, vice chairman of U.S. investment bank The Blackstone Group and philanthropist who chairs Talitha Kum. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Magda Mis)

From assaults to graffiti, French Muslims take hit after attacks

November 21, 2015
French paratroopers patrol outside the Great Mosque in Lyon, France, November 15, 2015 as security increases in France after last Friday's series of deadly attacks in Paris. Picture taken November 15, 2015.   REUTERS/Robert Pratta - RTS7CN7

(French paratroopers patrol outside the Great Mosque in Lyon, France, November 15, 2015 as security increases in France after last Friday’s series of deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

Vatican to try five, including reporters, over leaks scandal

November 21, 2015
Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi attends a news conference for his new book "Merchants in the Temple" in Rome, November 4, 2015. Two new books by Italian journalists, including "Merchants in the Temple", depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed, cronyism and corruption and where Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance from the old guard to his reform agenda. The books, which are released in Italy on Wednesday, have already been condemned by the Vatican. REUTERS/Yara Nardi - RTX1UQA6

(Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi attends a news conference for his new book “Merchants in the Temple” in Rome, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Africa awaits the pope | The Wider Image

November 20, 2015
Catholic faithful pray in front of a cross of Jesus Christ erected by a roadside in Kakoge, north of Uganda's capital Kampala, October 18, 2015. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam. The pontiff's trip to Africa, where an estimated 1 in 5 people is Catholic, takes in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. His visit to that country is fraught with security concerns after months of clashes between Christians and Muslim gangs in which dozens of people have been killed.  REUTERS/James Akena TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYPICTURE 11 OF 13 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "CATHOLICISM IN AFRICA". SEARCH "PONTIFF EVANGELICAL" FOR ALL IMAGES          - RTS82NL

Catholic faithful pray in front of a cross of Jesus Christ erected by a roadside in Kakoge, north of Uganda’s capital Kampala, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/James Akena)