Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

Mumbai mosques lower volume after Hindu demands

Hindu leader calls for mosque speakers to be turned off Mumbai mosques comply with demands after police intervene Row is the latest point of tension between Muslims and Hindus in India India’s ruling party says it does not discriminate against anyone MUMBAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher at Bombay’s largest … Read more

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

VATICAN CITY, May 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved a secret €1 million operation to free a Colombian nun held captive for more than four years by an Islamist militant group in Mali ahead of her release in 2021 , a cardinal told a Vatican court on Thursday. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, the only … Read more

Explosion kills more than 50 at Kabul mosque, chief says

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) – A powerful blast killed more than 50 worshipers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, its leader said, the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast hit the Khalifa Sahib mosque west of the capital in the … Read more

Pope’s Good Friday service text removed after Ukraine protest

Ukrainian and Russian women carry a cross as they attend the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations, at the Colosseum, in Rome, Italy, April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane IMAGES TPX OF THE DAY Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, April 15 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian and … Read more

Israel and the West Bank on edge after more bloodshed

Palestinian woman stabs soldier and is killed – officials Second Palestinian woman shot dead in separate incident Violence follows deadly Arab attacks in Israel Israel stage raids in West Bank city of Jenin Israeli Jew tries to steal soldier’s gun and is shot JERUSALEM, April 10 (Reuters) – Israeli forces killed two Palestinian women on … Read more