The fact that so much of the religious vote will go to the obviously less religious candidate says a lot about the 2016 US presidential election.
When Pope Francis issued his unexpected on the Republican frontrunner, he did little to make the choice facing American Catholics any easier.
For people who take the Bible seriously – not only Catholics – the pope's encyclical on climate change and the environment will change minds.
There are religious and non-religious extremists and we should not confuse violent believers with religion itself, which has a long history of peacemaking.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.