Pope Francis, ending synod, excoriates bishops with ‘closed hearts’

October 26, 2015
(Pope Francis chats with Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo (R) as he arrives to lead the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 23, 2015.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis chats with Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo (R) at the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 23, 2015.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Conspiracy theories fill Italian media over pope brain tumor story

October 22, 2015
(Writer Dan Brown gestures as he poses during a photocall for the movie "Angels & Demons" at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome May 3, 2009. After exposing a Church cover-up in "The Da Vinci Code," symbologist Robert Langdon returns to the big screen as an unlikely Vatican ally in the latest movie adaptation of a novel by author Dan Brown. "Angels & Demons," again starring Tom Hanks as Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, premieres in Rome on Monday at a theatre a mile away from Vatican City. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Novelist Dan Brown waves during a photocall for the movie “Angels & Demons” at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome May 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Top Bosnian Muslim cleric raps Hungary’s Orban on Islam remarks in migrant crisis

October 22, 2015
(Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria, September 25, 2015. Hungary will seek support for its efforts to try to block the flood of migrants on its southern border with Croatia, similar to the measures implemented on its border with Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Vienna on Friday. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader)

(Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria, September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader)

UNESCO faults Israeli handling of holy sites in Jerusalem, West Bank

October 21, 2015
(Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, as the sun rises in Jerusalem's Old City September 16, 2012, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year which starts at sundown on Sunday. The Dome of the Rock (L) and al-Aqsa mosque (R) on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount are seen in the background. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

(Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, as the sun rises in Jerusalem’s Old City September 16, 2012, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year which starts at sundown on Sunday. The Dome of the Rock (L) and al-Aqsa mosque (R) on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount are seen in the background. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Vatican condemns report that Pope Francis has brain tumour

October 21, 2015
(Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

(Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Netanyahu stirs up trouble with Muslim Holocaust comments

October 21, 2015
(Haj Amin al-Husseini)

(Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler in the latter’s chancellery in Berlin, 28 November 1941.  The original caption said “The Führer, in the presence of Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop, receives the Grand Mufti of Palestine, Sayid Amin al Husseini, for a cordial discussion important to the future of the Arab countries”. German Federal Archives/Heinrich Hoffmann)

Prosecutor: charges against France’s Le Pen should be dropped

October 21, 2015
(French National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists as she leaves the courthouse in Lyon, France, October 20, 2015. France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said she was the victim of "judicial persecution" as she went on trial on Tuesday for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot)

(French National Front  leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists as she leaves the courthouse in Lyon, France, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot)

Singapore megachurch leaders hit a sour note in pop music fraud case

October 21, 2015
(City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, arrive at the State Courts in Singapore October 21, 2015, where a verdict is expected to be delivered for their trial of misappropriating S$50 million ($42.5 million) of church funds and falsifying the church's accounts. REUTERS/Edgar Su)

(City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, at the State Courts in Singapore October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su)

UK Muslims condemn Britain’s plans to combat extremism

October 20, 2015
(Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron listens during a discussion with members of the local community on a visit to Luton, north of London, on October 19, 2015 to announce a new government strategy for tackling extremism. British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a new strategy on Monday to combat extremism, saying the battle was "perhaps the "defining one of this century", but his proposals were condemned by Muslims as demonising their communities and set to fail. REUTERS/Ben Stansall)

(Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron listens during a discussion with members of the local community on a visit to Luton, north of London, on October 19, 2015 to announce a new government strategy for tackling extremism. REUTERS/Ben Stansall)

Anglican bishops urge UK’s Cameron to take in more Syrian refugees

October 20, 2015
(Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron waits to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of their meeting at the prime minister's Chequers residence near Ellesborough, northwest of London, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis)

(Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the prime minister’s Chequers residence near Ellesborough, northwest of London, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis)