Pope Francis to call for reconciliation on visit to Bosnia

June 5, 2015
(People ride bicycles past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 4, 2015. Pope Francis will call for lasting reconciliation this week when he visits Bosnia, a country that remains ethnically and religiously fractured 20 years after the end of a civil war. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

(People ride bicycles past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis and “Peace to you” in the Bosnian language, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Gay, Christian, Roma election candidates show Turkey’s changing face

June 5, 2015
(Selina Dogan Ozuzun (2nd R), an Armenian candidate for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), poses with her supporters during an election rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2, 2015. Candidates from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community - along with Christians, Roma and members of dozens of other ethnicities and cultures - are running for parliament this weekend in large numbers for the first time. In a country that once viewed its diversity as a threat to national unity, the prominence of minorities in Sunday's general election is a sign that conservative mores are changing. Picture taken June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

(Selina Dogan Ozuzun (2nd R), an Armenian candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), poses with her supporters during an election rally for Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

Attacks on Shi’ites create pivotal moment for the Saudi state

By Reuters Staff
June 5, 2015
(Shi'ite Muslims carry the coffin of a Saudi man killed in an attack last Friday, in Dammam, east Saudi Arabia June 3, 2015. A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up on Friday outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the city of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing himself and four other people. REUTERS/Ali Al Dhaif)

(Shi’ite Muslims carry the coffin of a Saudi man killed in an attack last Friday, in Dammam, east Saudi Arabia June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Al Dhaif)

Special Report: Prayers inflame tensions over Jerusalem holy site

June 5, 2015
(The Dome of the Rock (L) located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen during sunset May 29, 2015. Picture taken May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

(The Dome of the Rock (L) located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen during sunset May 29, 2015. Picture taken May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

Pope Francis appoints first Vatican auditor-general in latest transparency move

June 5, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of a special audience with members of the "Children's Train" at the Vatican May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of a special audience with members of the “Children’s Train” at the Vatican May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

from The Great Debate:

Irish plunge stake through Catholic Church’s heart

By John Lloyd
June 5, 2015

A Yes campaigner poses for a picture in Dublin Castle as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage

A Yes campaigner poses for a picture in Dublin Castle as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Bangladesh academics get death threats from militant Islamist group

By Reuters Staff
June 3, 2015
(Dhaka University Mosque.)

(Dhaka University Mosque. 16 December 2009/Ranadipam Basu)

Death threats to academics in Bangladesh, including the junior home minister, are fuelling a climate of fear following the killings this year of three online critics of religious nationalism in the Muslim-majority nation.

Kenyan leader proposes new tactics in fight against militant Islam

By Reuters Staff
June 3, 2015
(Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves after attending celebrations to mark Kenya's Madaraka Day, the 52nd anniversary of the country's independence, at Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis)

(Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves after attending celebrations to mark the 52nd anniversary of the country’s independence, in Nairobi on June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis)

Activists outraged as Myanmar jails writer on charge of insulting Buddhism

By Reuters Staff
June 3, 2015
(A boy salvages belongings amid burnt debris at Htan Kone village in Myanmar's northern Sagaing region August 25, 2013. Authorities restored order in Myanmar's northern Sagaing region on Sunday after a Buddhist mob set fire to nearly two dozen Muslim-owned buildings and attacked rescue workers in the latest widening of sectarian violence in the former military-run state. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

(A boy salvages belongings amid burnt debris at Htan Kone village in Myanmar’s northern Sagaing region after a Buddhist mob set fire to nearly two dozen Muslim-owned buildings, August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

Vatican defends Australian cardinal against charges of disregard of sexual abuse

June 2, 2015
(Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)