Pope Francis offers a lesson in humility to flashy African leaders

November 26, 2015
A woman is assisted after she got injured while pushing for space to attend the mass by Pope Francis in Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RTX1VVTY

(A woman is assisted after she got injured while pushing for space to attend the mass by Pope Francis in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)

Baby in swaddling clothes found in manger at New York Catholic church

November 25, 2015
(Nativity scene

(Adoration of the Child in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, around 1455, by Fra Filippo Lippi)

Singapore slashes publication bans, but not for Jehovah’s Witnesses

November 25, 2015
A view of the central business district in Singapore April 9, 2015. When Singapore celebrated its 50th birthday as an independent country in August, the city state bore little resemblance to the tiny island nation that was expelled from Malaysia in 1965. Its physical stature has swollen by 20 percent thanks to one of the world’s most aggressive land reclamation drives.  REUTERS/Edgar SuPICTURE 25 OF 31 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'EARTHPRINTS: SINGAPORE' SEARCH 'EARTHPRINTS SINGAPORE' FOR ALL IMAGES - RTS7WEI

(A view of the central business district in Singapore April 9, 2015. ) REUTERS/Edgar Su

Putin says Turkey’s problem is that leaders back “Islamisation” of Turkish society

November 25, 2015
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L-R), Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin attend a ceremony to open the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015. The new mosque, which was erected on the site of the city's original mosque built in 1904 and which has been under reconstruction since 2005, will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 people simultaneously, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTX1RZS2

(Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L-R), Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan,  Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin attend a ceremony to open the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015. )

L.A. Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suit

November 25, 2015
Actor Ashton Kutcher (L) arrives with Yehuda Berg for GQ magazine's "Gentleman's Ball" in New York October 28, 2009.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXQ43R

(Yehuda Berg in New York October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

A woman who brought a sexual misconduct suit against the former co-director of the Kabbalah Center, a spiritual group whose brand of Jewish mysticism has drawn many celebrity devotees, was awarded $177,500 in damages by a jury on Tuesday.

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)