Polish ombudsman says IVF bill discriminates against single women

October 31, 2015
(Frozen human embryos are checked at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham, July 31, 1996. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson)

(Frozen human embryos are checked at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham, July 31, 1996. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson)

New controls means Sistine Chapel won’t need more restoration-Vatican

October 31, 2015
(Newly installed tables stand under Michaelangelo's frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel before next week's conclave April 16, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer)

 Michaelangelo’s frescoes in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, April 16, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer)

Pope Francis denounces clergy who criticized slain Salvadoran bishop Romero

October 31, 2015
(Hundreds of Catholic parishioners, students, peasants and workers march on San Salvador's main thoroughfare March 24 to mark the 18th anniversary of the murder of Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980. Romero, a staunch denouncer of human rights violations during El Salvador's bloody civil war, is revered by Salvadorean Catholic sectors as a religious martyr whom church officials hope to see canonized. The Vatican is studying the complex process of beatification. REUTERS)

(Hundreds of Catholic parishioners, students, peasants and workers march on San Salvador’s main thoroughfare March 24 , 1998 to mark the 18th anniversary of the murder of Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980. REUTERS)

Survivors of clergy sex abuse hope “Spotlight” film brings victims forward

October 30, 2015
(Suzy Nauman (R) of Arlington, Massachusetts leads the way as protesters demonstrate about the clergy child sex abuse scandal in the Boston Archdiocese outside Cardinal Bernard Law's Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, on Mther's Day, May 12, 2002. REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

(Suzy Nauman (R) of Arlington, Massachusetts leads the way as protesters demonstrate about the clergy child sex abuse scandal in Boston, on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2002. REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

Militant-linked Muslim charity on front line of Pakistan quake aid

October 30, 2015
(A girl runs past the debris of a house damaged by the earthquake in Rehan Kot village in District Dir, Pakistan, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)

(A girl runs past the debris of a house damaged by the earthquake in Rehan Kot village in District Dir, Pakistan, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)

Are Algeria’s beauty tattoos a sin in Islam? | The Wider Image

October 30, 2015
(Fatma Tarnouni, 106, a berber woman from the Chaouia region, who has facial tattoos, sits inside her house in Taghit in the Aures mountain near the eastern city of Batna, Algeria October 8, 2015. Fatma was tattooed aged 10 by a man from the Sahara region. "It was the rule, it was fashionable too. All the girls were tattooed. To be beautiful, you had to be tattooed, so I did it." Some believers have told these Muslim women that by allowing the tattoos they committed a sin according to Islam. "Today I regret being tattooed," Tarnouni said." I will be punished by God and I would be eaten by the snake in my grave (...) If I knew it was not permitted by my religion, of course I would not have done it." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

(Fatma Tarnouni, 106, a berber woman from the Chaouia region, who has facial tattoos, sits inside her house in Taghit in the Aures mountain near the eastern city of Batna, Algeria October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

from The Great Debate:

Jesus wouldn’t join the NRA

October 30, 2015

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles California

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles, California, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Prayers, piercing, purity at Phuket vegetarian festival | The Wider Image

October 29, 2015
(A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 16, 2015. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

(A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Victory over evil in Nepal | The Wider Image

October 29, 2015
(A devotee offers oil lamps on top of his body as part of a ritual during Dashain, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Bhaktapur, Nepal, October 22, 2015. Hindus in Nepal celebrate victory over evil during the festival by flying kites, feasting, playing swings, sacrificing animals and worshipping the Goddess Durga as well as other gods and goddess as part of celebrations held throughout the country. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

(A devotee offers oil lamps on top of his body as part of a ritual during Dashain, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Bhaktapur, Nepal, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

Death toll in Saudi haj disaster at least 2,070 – Reuters tally

October 29, 2015
(he bodies of Muslim pilgrims are seen following a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca September 24, 2015. The death toll from a stampede during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Thursday has risen to 453 people of various nationalities, the Saudi civil defence said. REUTERS/Stringer)

(he bodies of Muslim pilgrims are seen following a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer)