Muslims attend Catholic mass in France and Italy after priest’s murder

August 1, 2016
Rouen Cathedral as seen from Gros Horloge

(Rouen Cathedral, 15 February 2014/DXR) 

Muslims in several parts of France and Italy attended Catholic masses on Sunday in a gesture of solidarity after the killing of a French priest in Normandy by Islamist militants.

Turkey’s anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide

August 1, 2016
U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

(U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller)ok

Australia’s Muslim migrants on edge as race relations falter with rise of the right

July 29, 2016
A protester casts his shadow across a poster displaying Australia's far-right politician Pauline Hanson during a rally orgnised to show support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, following recent police shootings in the U.S., in central Sydney, Australia, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

(A protester casts his shadow across a poster displaying Australia’s far-right politician Pauline Hanson in central Sydney, Australia, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray)

French government faces criticism of security after church attack

July 27, 2016
French President Francois Hollande (2ndR) speaks with France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia (R), Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (2ndL) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls after a meeting with the French President and representatives of religious communities at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, a day after a priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State, July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

(French President Francois Hollande (2ndR) speaks with France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia (R), Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (2ndL) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls after a meeting with representatives of religious communities at the Elysee Palace in Paris, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

Elderly Catholic priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State

July 26, 2016
A policeman reacts as he secures a position in front of the city hall after two assailants had taken five people hostage in the church at Saint-Etienne-du -Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

(A policeman in front of the city hall after two assailants had taken five people hostage in the church at Saint-Etienne-du -Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Greece eyes constitution overhaul, more space between Orthodox Church and state

July 26, 2016
Volcanic islets are seen behind a Greek Orthodox church build on the edge of the caldera at the volcanic island of Santorini March 15, 2012. Initial data shows pre-bookings for the high summer season from Germany, which accounts for about 14 percent of Greece's total number of visitors, are down 20-30 percent. The drop in pre-bookings from Britain, Italy and the United States is expected to be smaller but still in the double-digit range. Greece's economy is in recession for a fifth consecutive year and is seen contracting by 4.3 percent this year as the government imposes austerity measures in exchange for financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: TRAVEL BUSINESS) - RTR2ZE76

(Volcanic islets are seen behind a Greek Orthodox church build on the edge of the caldera at the volcanic island of Santorini March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)

In memoirs, ex-pope Benedict says Vatican ‘gay lobby’ tried to wield power

July 2, 2016
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI waves before a mass in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

(Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI waves before a mass in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

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)

At Ramadan, Muslim migrants in Europe dream of family and comfort food

June 7, 2016
A migrant prays during the first day of Ramadan at a state-run camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

(A migrant prays during the first day of Ramadan at a state-run camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral

June 6, 2016
A nun prays in front of a painting depicting Pope John Paul II inside St. Sprit in Sassia church in Rome, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

(A nun prays in front of a painting depicting Pope John Paul II inside St. Sprit in Sassia church in Rome, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)