Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

July 2, 2016
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(A Bangladesh Hindu temple, the Boro Shiva Mandir in Puthia, Rajshahi, 17 April 2015/Omitab Obak)

Former pope Benedict makes rare Vatican appearance with successor Francis

July 2, 2016
Former pope Benedict (R) is greeted by Pope Francis during a ceremony to mark his 65th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at the Vatican June 28, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Former pope Benedict (R) is greeted by Pope Francis during a ceremony to mark his 65th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at the Vatican June 28, 2016. Osservatore Romano)

Pakistan mourns popular Sufi singer murdered in attack claimed by Taliban

July 2, 2016
People throw flower petals on the ambulance carrying the body of Amjad Sabri, killed when unidentified gunmen open fire on his car in Karachi, Pakistan, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

People throw flower petals on the ambulance carrying the body of Amjad Sabri, killed when unidentified gunmen open fire on his car in Karachi, Pakistan, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikh and Hindu communities flee new abuses

July 2, 2016
An Afghan Sikh holds his child inside a Gurudwara, or a Sikh temple, during a religious ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan June 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

(An Afghan Sikh holds his child inside a gurudwara, or a Sikh temple, during a religious ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail)

Pope Francis says Catholic Church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment

June 29, 2016
Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at Armenia on June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool

(Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at Armenia on June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi)

Palestinian leader Abbas retracts rabbis water poisoning allegation

June 29, 2016
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

(Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke)

Vatican hits back at Turkey for calling Pope Francis a ‘crusader’

June 29, 2016
Pope Francis leaves at the end of the Divine Liturgy at the apostolic Cathedral in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

(Pope Francis leaves at the end of the Divine Liturgy at the apostolic Cathedral in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili)

In Jerusalem’s cramped Old City, Christians feel the squeeze

June 29, 2016
An Orthodox Christian priest walks in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

(An Orthodox Christian priest walks in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi reiterates stance on not using term ‘Rohingya’ – official

June 29, 2016
National League for Democracy (NLD) party leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Union Parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

(National League for Democracy (NLD) party leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Union Parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

Pakistani man charged with blasphemy over shoes with Hindu symbol

June 29, 2016

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Pakistani police arrested a man under the majority-Muslim country’s strict blasphemy laws on Monday for selling shoes with a sacred Hindu symbol, police and Hindu leaders said.