Saudi-backed interfaith center boosted by crown prince's surprising reforms

Just over five years ago, a Saudi-financed center for interfaith relations opened in Vienna amid concern it might be a public relations fig leaf for a country often slammed for its lack of religious freedom.

Top German cardinal signals cautious support for blessing same-sex couples

After he and other German Catholic leaders opposed the legalization of "marriage for all," a German cardinal has signaled cautious support for Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples.

In Germany, Catholic Church grapples with blessings for gay marriage

Two bishops in Germany have now spoken out in favor of considering some form of benediction for same-sex couples as a way to adjust to the changing times. 

Germany worried about 'imported anti-Semitism' after immigrant protests

Germany is rethinking its approach to combating anti-Semitism after a protest against President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital turned the anti-Jewish prejudices of some Muslim immigrants into a national issue.