(RNS) The bans are a 'stupid reaction' to terrorism that do not improve security and fuel religious intolerance, the UN says.
ST.-DENIS, France (RNS) A mother, cut as a child, seeks help to make sure her own daughter doesn't suffer the same fate.
(Reuters) The cities of Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet also have banned the burkini, arguing that the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, defies French laws on secularism.
PARIS (RNS) Pressure is mounting there because of last year's rapid influx of refugees from the Muslim world, which has challenged state and local authorities to integrate them better.
PARIS (RNS) The issue of how to confront what one security expert called 'this epidemic of terrorism' is deeply dividing a society that now wonders not if but when, and where, the next outrage will occur.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope expressed his “pain and horror over this absurd violence" as armed men burst into the church in a small town in Normandy and slit the throat of the Rev. Jacques Hamel.
(Reuters) Many Muslims feel their community is being unfairly blamed for the Bastille Day attack that killed 84 people, and they fear that discrimination and social divisions will grow in its wake.
(RNS) The pontiff called out of the blue on Sunday evening, apologizing for his lack of fluency in French and promising to meet with families of the victims "as soon as possible."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis and other religious leaders condemn terrorism and expressed solidarity with France but some political leaders' responses are criticized.
CAIRO -- Supporters of Islamic State celebrated on social media an attack in France by a truck that ran into crowds watching a fireworks display on the Bastille Day national holiday, killing at least 73 people and injuring 100.
HARA KBIRA, Tunisia (RNS) Djerba remains a tiny oasis of interfaith harmony and tolerance in an Arab world splintered by violence.
(RNS) Allegations that Monsignor Tony Anatrella, who has argued that gay men cannot be priests, sexually exploited male clients under his care could have major repercussions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) What do the tango, Islam and conscientious objection have in common? They are just three of the references in Francis' latest blockbuster interview.
PARIS (RNS) The French government has rolled out a pair of hard-hitting messages against hate speech and discrimination in hiring. But reviews are mixed.
An online petition claiming over 18,000 signers accused France's minister for women's rights of racism for the remarks.