Pakistani judge sentences Christian to death for blasphemy

By Reuters Staff
March 28, 2014

(A demonstrator burns a cross during a protest against alleged blasphemy by Christians in the Badami Bagh area of Lahore March 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Hassain )

Biblical epic film ‘Noah’ tests director Aronofsky’s blockbuster chops

By Reuters Staff
March 28, 2014

(Stained glass window of Noah’s Ark in St Étienne du Mont church in Paris, 2 June 2010/GFreihalter)

Vatican removes German ‘bishop of bling’ over luxury home

March 28, 2014

(A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst next to Limburg Cathedral (L) in Limburg October 14, 2013.REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Pope Francis tells President Obama of his concern for religious freedom in U.S.

March 28, 2014

(Pope Francis (R) talks with U.S. President Barack Obama as they exchange gifts during a private audience at the Vatican City March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool)

from The Great Debate:

Tackling inequality: Where a president meets a pope

By Martin E. Marty
March 27, 2014

There has been much speculation about President Barack Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday. One Catholic church authority asserted, “it is not the task of the pope to offer a detailed and complete analysis of contemporary reality.” The pope got that message -- he wrote it himself in his first official “Papal Exhortation” last year.

from The Great Debate:

Why corporations don’t deserve religious freedom

By Jay Michaelson
March 24, 2014

On March 25 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, whose outcomes will decide whether corporations can exempt themselves from provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), based on religious beliefs. The cases challenge a provision of the ACA that requires employer-provided insurance plans to include contraception coverage.

Crown of Thorns relic paraded from Notre Dame to Sainte Chapelle in Paris

March 21, 2014

(French Archbishop Patrick Chauvet holds the Crown of Thorns relic during a procession outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

Israeli diplomats’ strike looms over Pope Francis’s May visit to Holy Land

March 21, 2014

(A view of  Jerusalem, December 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

A strike by Israeli Foreign Ministry staff has caused diplomats to cancel trips to the Jewish state and could endanger a visit to the Holy Land by Pope Francis in May, union officials said.

U.S. company religion case on Obamacare may shake shareholder faith

By Reuters Staff
March 21, 2014

(News microphones wait to capture reactions from U.S. Supreme Court rulings outside the court building in Washington, June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst )

French parents alone against Syrian jihadists recruiting their sons

By Reuters Staff
March 21, 2014

(Dominique Bons, mother of 30-year-old Nicolas, a young convert to Islam who has died fighting in Syria, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Toulouse, southwestern France, March 10, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)