from Edward Hadas:

Unforgiving pope is right on money

By Edward Hadas
June 24, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Mother Teresa’s successor Sister Nirmala dies in India

By Reuters Staff
June 23, 2015
(Sor Nirmala Joshi successor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is greeted during a mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, October 25, 2004. Sor Nirmala is on Tour in several Central America countries. REUTER/Oswaldo Rivas)

(Sister Nirmala Joshi, successor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is greeted during a mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, October 25, 2004. REUTER/Oswaldo Rivas)

Kenya wages war on smugglers who fund Somali Islamist militants

By Reuters Staff
June 23, 2015
(New recruits belonging to Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebel group march during a passing out parade at a military training base in Afgoye, west of the capital Mogadishu February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar)

(New recruits belonging to Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebel group march during a passing out parade at a military training base in Afgoye, west of the capital Mogadishu February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar)

from The Great Debate:

Why the AME church massacre is an assault on the fabric of black life

By Wallace Best
June 23, 2015

A crowd gathers outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church following a prayer vigil nearby in Charleston

A crowd gathers outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a prayer vigil nearby in Charleston, South Carolina, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Exiles angered as China holds beer festival in Muslim county

June 22, 2015
(Bottles of Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd beer are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, January 26, 2013. The biggest global alcohol companies are sizing up buyout and tie-up opportunities in China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, keen to profit from a $258 billion Asian market that is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world. Picture taken January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee)

(Bottles of Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd beer are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee)

China opens new land route for Indian pilgrims to Tibet

June 22, 2015
(A Tibetan monk stands outside a temple near Mount Kailash in Ngari, Tibet Autonomous Region September 3, 2011. Picture taken September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Chen)

(A Tibetan monk stands outside a temple near Mount Kailash in Ngari, Tibet Autonomous Region September 3, 2011. Picture taken September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Chen)

America’s churches: often a reflection of the nation’s racial divide

By Reuters Staff
June 22, 2015
(A pastor leads others in prayer during an impromptu prayer service outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where a mass shooting took place, in Charleston, June 20, 2015. Mourners arrived in Charleston from around the United States on Saturday to pay their respects to nine black churchgoers killed in the attack this week, with services planned throughout the day ahead of a rally in the state capital later in the evening. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

(A pastor leads others in prayer during an impromptu prayer service outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where a mass shooting took place, in Charleston, June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Pope Francis asks pardon from Waldensian Protestants for past persecution

June 22, 2015

  (Waldesian Protestant church in Turin, 13 Dec 2005/MHM55)

(Waldensian Protestant church in Turin, 13 Dec 2005/MHM55)

Pope Francis asked forgiveness on Monday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “non-Christian and inhumane” treatment in the past of the Waldensians, a tiny Protestant movement the Vatican tried to exterminate in the 15th century.

Pope Francis says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian

June 22, 2015

  (Pope Francis leads a meeting with young people during his two-day pastoral visit in Turin, Italy, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)

(Pope Francis leads a meeting with young people during his two-day pastoral visit in Turin, Italy, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)

Modi seeks to turn yoga record on its head as India stretches soft power

By Reuters Staff
June 22, 2015
(India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga with others during a yoga camp to mark the International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga with others during a yoga camp to mark the International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)