Descendants of Sephardic Jews, who were expelled from Spain in 1492, will now be allowed to seek Spanish nationality without having to give up their current citizenship.
The law, passed by the Spanish government Friday, will give the opportunity for a potential 3.5 million people across several countries to apply for Spanish nationality if they can prove their Sephardic ancestry. Applicants, Reuters reports, do not have to be practicing Jews.
At a weekend HIV/AIDS conference at the Vatican, the Catholic Church stood firm on its stance against the use of condoms to protect against the transmission of HIV. Ray Suarez and the NewsHour’s Global Health Unit report from Rome. Continue reading
Amid its controversial stance over condom use, the Catholic Church is hosting a two-day conference on the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Reporting from Rome, Ray Suarez previews the conference. Continue reading
As part of a series of reports from the Vatican, Cardinal William Levada, the head of the office that handles sex abuse claims, speaks to Margaret Warner in his first television interview about the scandal rocking the Catholic Church. Continue reading
With growing controversy over Pope Benedict’s role in punishing priests accused of misconduct, Margaret Warner reports on the reaction of Catholics in the U.S. to the sex abuse scandal. Continue reading
Nearly 32,000 Iraqi refugees have come to the United States over the past three years to escape violence and political uncertainty. But as Jeffrey Kaye reports, more refugees are learning that personal safety often comes at the cost of economic security. Continue reading
A journalist, clergyman and congressman who were close to Sen. Ted Kennedy reflect on his personality, faith and friendships. Continue reading