In a country wary of migrants, Pope Francis tells Poles to welcome refugees

July 29, 2016
Pope Francis gestures as he addresses the faithful during World Youth Days at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland July 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

(Pope Francis gestures as he addresses the faithful during World Youth Days at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Australian police investigate Vatican treasurer over abuse allegations

July 28, 2016
Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis thanks Poles for clinging to Catholic faith in difficult times

July 28, 2016
Pope Francis prays in front of the black Virgin Mary at Czestochowa's Sanctuary, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool

Pope Francis prays in front of the black Virgin Mary at Czestochowa’s Sanctuary, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool

Taiwan’s temple factory | The Wider Image

July 28, 2016
An employee paints a ready-made Chinese traditional temple at the Chuanso factory that manufactures religious objects in Pingtung, Taiwan July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu SEARCH "TEMPLES CHUANSO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSK18J

(An employee paints a ready-made Chinese traditional temple at the Chuanso factory that manufactures religious objects in Pingtung, Taiwan July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

Indian Muslim women defy tradition – and men – to be judges

July 27, 2016
Muslim women attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail - RTX2JWHF

(Indian Muslim women attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of Ramadan in Srinagar July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail)

Aspiring Mexican priest brings youth to the “Gang of Christ” | The Wider Image

July 27, 2016
An aspiring Catholic priests Jose Luis Guerra (L) and Jose Luis Fernandez, members of Raza Nueva in Christ, a project of the archdiocese of Monterrey, bless young men during a visit to a neighbourhood in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril       SEARCH "CHRIST GANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY   - RTSJX35

(An aspiring Catholic priests Jose Luis Guerra (L) and Jose Luis Fernandez  bless young men during a visit to a neighbourhood in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)

Serbia and Croatia trade protest notes over rehabilitation of WWII Catholic cardinal

July 27, 2016

(Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac)

Serbia and Croatia, ex-Yugoslav neighbors and wartime foes from the 1990s, traded protests on Tuesday over a Croatian move to rehabilitate a World War Two Catholic cleric whom Serbia still views as a war criminal.

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)

Pope says attacks shows ‘world is at war’ but religion not to blame

July 27, 2016
Polish President Andrzej Duda kisses the hand of Pope Francis during a welcoming ceremony at Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow, Poland July 27, 2016.    REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

(Polish President Andrzej Duda kisses the hand of Pope Francis during a welcoming ceremony at Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow, Poland July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

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)