Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to celebrate divine liturgy in Antarctic

February 17, 2016
Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (C), leads a mass at the Russian Orthodox church in Havana, February 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26WTW

(Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (C), leads a divine liturgy at the Russian Orthodox church in Havana, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini)

India’s BJP wins assembly by-election after divisive religious campaign

February 17, 2016
A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves the party flag during celebrations after learning of initial poll results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

(A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves the party flag during celebrations after learning of initial poll results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)

Jesus does not want you to be hit men, Pope Francis tells Mexican youth

February 17, 2016
Pope Francis gestures while wearing a Mariachi hat given to him by someone in the crowd on Zocalo Square in Mexico City. REUTERS/Mexico Presidency

(Pope Francis gestures while wearing a Mariachi hat given to him by someone in the crowd on Zocalo Square in Mexico City. REUTERS/Mexico Presidency)

Pope Francis loses his cool with person who almost knocked him down

February 17, 2016

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Pope Francis, who is usually calm and accommodating with his admirers, clearly lost his temper with a person who pulled on him so hard that he fell onto a child on a wheel chair.

Province in Muslim Pakistan passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

February 16, 2016
A bride and groom couple go through a ritual during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan, January 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

(A bride and groom couple at a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Pakistan Hindu Council in Karachi, Pakistan, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Pope Francis courts indigenous Mexicans as Catholic fervor fades

February 16, 2016
Pope Francis holds a baby after celebrating a Mass at San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

(Pope Francis holds a baby after celebrating a Mass at San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

A selfie with the pope | The Wider Image

February 16, 2016

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It’s not every day you get a selfie with the pope.

I took this photo high above the Atlantic Ocean about three hours after takeoff en route to Mexico.

In poor, violent enclave of ‘Saint Death’, Pope Francis slams Mexico´s rich and corrupt

February 14, 2016
Pope Francis celebrates a Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Ecatepec, Mexico, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

(Pope Francis celebrates a Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Ecatepec, Mexico, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero)

Zika, disease of the poor, may not change tough abortion law in Brazil

February 13, 2016
Eritania Maria, who is six months pregnant, is seen in front of her house at a slum in Recife, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

(Eritania Maria, who is six months pregnant, in front of her house at a slum in Recife, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

Divisive religious politics return as Modi eyes make-or-break state vote

February 13, 2016
Sanjeev Balyan (C),  agriculture minister and a member of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), addresses a by-election campaign rally in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh,  February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

(Sanjeev Balyan, agriculture minister from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), addresses a by-election campaign rally in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)