from The Great Debate:

Seeking a sacred space of their own, African-Americans often found pain

By James T. Campbell
June 26, 2015

Members of the public line along the street as a hearse carrying Reverend Clementa Pinckney arrives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a public viewing in Charleston

Crowds watch as a hearse with the body of Reverend Clementa Pinckney arrives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a public viewing in Charleston, South Carolina, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Deprived of ‘checkbook diplomacy’ in Yemen and Syria, Saudi Arabia flounders

By David Hartwell
June 26, 2015

Houthi militant sits amidst debris from the Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa

A Houthi militant sits amidst debris from the Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa May 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

French parliament backs fund for Holocaust train deportations

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(Detail view of a wood railway boxcar at the Drancy internment camp memorial in Drancy, near Paris December 8, 2014. France said on Friday it had agreed to put $60 million into a fund managed by the United States to compensate Holocaust victims deported by French state rail firm SNCF to Nazi death camps, a deal that protects it from future U.S. Litigation. About 76,000 Jews were arrested in France during World War Two and transported in appalling conditions in railway boxcars to concentration camps such as Auschwitz, where most died. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

(Detail view of a wooden railway boxcar at the Drancy internment camp memorial in Drancy, near Paris, from where Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during World War II. Picture taken on December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

Dutch far-right politician Wilders airs Mohammad cartoons on TV

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, June 16, 2015. Far-right parties announced on Tuesday they had enough support to form an anti-European Union group called "Europe of Nations and Freedoms" in the European Parliament after failing to do so a year ago, a move giving them extra funding, staffing and weight in the EU assembly. REUTERS/Yves Herman)

(Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Wednesday Bible study: Charleston attack upsets a Southern tradition

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(Parishioners embrace before services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. The church held its first service since a mass shooting left nine people dead during a bible study. REUTERS/David Goldman/Pool)

(Parishioners embrace before services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/David Goldman/Pool)

Saudi Arabian Airlines takes 50 Airbus planes in Islamic leasing deal

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(The Airbus A330 performs an aerial display at the Farnborough airshow September 7.)

(The Airbus A330 performs an aerial display at the Farnborough airshow September 7, 1998 REUTERS/Reuters photographer.)

Outreach to gay couples not on agenda for Vatican meeting

June 25, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

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)