Crux: In a historic move, Pope Francis will meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, Feb. 12 in Cuba as the pontiff is on his way to Mexico.
Crux: Why a meeting between the pope and Russian patriarch is finally happening
Washington Post: The entertainment industry isn't very good at talking about the daily practice of religion, no matter what a character's faith is.
Religion News Service: Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras has denounced the idea of "therapeutic abortions" as a response to birth defects caused by the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is setting off alarms throughout Latin America.
The (London) Guardian: Concern grows at Catholic church's silence over Zika virus crisis
Brookings: Forty-five years ago, Britain began broadcasting lectures over BBC television and radio. Here's what that Open University experiment has taught us about distance learning.
Christianity Today: Surveys suggest Christians believe much more prosperity gospel than Calvinism is at play.