Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Abe and opened … Read more

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Vatican envoy in Hong Kong warns Catholic missions to prepare for China crackdown

HONG KONG, July 5 (Reuters) – Monsignor Javier Herrera-Corona, the Vatican’s unofficial representative in Hong Kong, delivered a stark message to the city’s 50-odd Catholic missions before finishing his six-year posting in March: the freedoms they had enjoyed for decades were over. In four meetings held over several months, starting in October last year, the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon

Unsubstantiated rumors fuelled reports of imminent resignation Pope laughs off rumors of cancer: “Doctors didn’t tell me” Trips to Moscow, Kyiv appear more likely; possibly in September On US court decision, pope says abortion is ‘hiring a hit man’ VATICAN CITY, July 4 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign … Read more

How an ‘inflammatory’ Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

Two sons of Kanhaiyalal Teli, a Hindu tailor, who was killed by two suspected Muslims after they videoed themselves slaying him, carry a portrait of their father after a prayer meeting in Udaipur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, June 30, 2022. REUTERS / Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more