ISTANBUL (Reuters) While other Turkish politicians, and now Erdogan, have lashed out at the pope, some ordinary Turks have dismissed the row as empty politics.
WASHINGTON (RNS) If the holdouts eventually abandon their religious opposition to homosexuality, it will be because of persuasion, not coercion.
(RNS) In Chibok, there were high expectations as the military started combing the Sambisa forest, where the militants are believed to have hidden the children.
(RNS) It’s time we stopped being naive about the current state of American democracy: These are ugly times, and the forces of decency in both parties are under assault.
JAKARTA (Reuters) Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population.
(RNS) Support from U.S. Catholic bishops and an alliance of mainline and evangelical leaders are more fodder for the White House as it wages a political battle for approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran.
CINCINNATI — “It isn’t about the money,” Obergefell said. “John’s final record as an Ohioan — as an American — deserves to be accurate. And our marriage — our legal marriage — deserves respect.”
(RNS) Nigerian Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon’s appointment has drawn criticism from gay groups who pointed out that he has a history of anti-gay statements.
PARIS (Reuters) France is standing by its nominee to be ambassador to the Holy See despite the Vatican’s failure to confirm his posting for more than three months, a delay that French and Italian media said was due to his sexuality.