YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar’s Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion has pushed through four laws that critics say effectively legalize discrimination against women and the country’s minority Muslims ahead of the country’s first free vote in 25 years.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ pastoral approach has often been misinterpreted in the mainstream press as a hint of possible change in church policy.
NAYPYIDAW (Reuters) Myanmar’s president signed into law a fourth controversial bill championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against local Muslims.
MANILA (Reuters) Shouting “Hustisya” (Justice), INC members, estimated at 14,500 by police, raised placards calling on the government to uphold religious freedom.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Polish ex-nuncio — as Vatican ambassadors are called — had been due to stand trial on charges he paid for sex with children during his time in the Dominican Republic.
(RNS) Cruz’s campaign against Planned Parenthood may be an effort to capture the evangelical base away from other contenders.
(RNS) In a turnabout from recent years of tension with Rome, the Catholic sisters — led by Sister Simone Campbell — will go on the road to promote social justice themes that are also dear to the pontiff.
ROME (RNS) But security agencies protecting the pope on his upcoming U.S. trip know they can’t “put him in a bubble, and he doesn’t want to be in a bubble,” says Kenneth F. Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
AHIYA, West Bank —The increasingly radical Jewish militants who target Palestinians are the latest front in Israel’s struggle against terrorism. Israeli security authorities estimate hundreds belong to these groups.