Israeli military chief rabbi-designate under fire over remarks on rape

July 13, 2016
Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim, Israeli military chief rabbi-designate, is seen in this handout picture received by Reuters from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Spokesperson Unit on July 13, 2016. Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson Unit/Handout via REUTERS

(Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim, Israeli military chief rabbi-designate, July 13, 2016/Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson Unit)

Vatican promotes American journalist as new spokesman for Pope Francis

July 13, 2016
New Vatican spokesman Greg Burke greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican July 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(New Vatican spokesman Greg Burke greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican July 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters)

Famed Pakistan philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies in Karachi

July 13, 2016
Renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi holds a child handed over to him by local police in Karachi, Pakistan, March 15, 2002. REUTERS/Mohsin Hassan/File Photo - RTX2KECT

Renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi holds a child handed over to him by local police in Karachi, Pakistan, March 15, 2002. REUTERS/Mohsin Hassan/File Photo – RTX2KECT

French cardinal suspends four paedophile priests in Lyon

July 3, 2016
French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin attends a Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta       - RTSC927

(French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin attends a Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

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)

Islamic State militants kill Coptic Orthodox priest in Egypt’s North Sinai

July 2, 2016
(The Hanging Church, one of the main Coptic churches in Cairo,

(The Hanging Church — so named because its nave is suspended over a passageway — in the Coptic quarter of Old Cairo, 16 July 2010/Bekoniwitch)

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)