Nation

  • March 19, 2013  

    Pope Francis was officially made leader of the Roman Catholic Church at a Mass attended by heads of state and 100,000 pilgrims. Before the ceremony, the pope approached the crowd, kissing infants and giving blessings. James Mates of Independent Television News reports from Rome. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013  

    As Pope Francis officially assumes his title, he will face some established challenges and scandals. But the pontiff has already signaled a shift and charmed followers by preaching for greater humility. Jeffrey Brown talks with John Allen from the National Catholic Reporter and CNN about what messages the pope may hope to send. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013  

    At the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Judy Woodruff taks to New York Times reporter Michael Gordon and Washington Post editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the United States military’s perspective on the conflict, the legacy left behind in Iraq and the long-lasting effects on U.S. foreign policy. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013    

    Pope Francis officially became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday in a ceremony at the Vatican, where he urged those with leadership responsibilities and all others to respect one another and protect “God’s gifts” of creation. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013    

    Marines pull down the statue of Saddam Hussein in the centre of Baghdad, April 9, 2003. Photo by Mirrorpix/Getty Images. PBS NewsHour is marking the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War with an online campaign. We’re collecting your experiences, impressions, … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013    

    On Monday’s NewsHour: Supreme Court justices consider an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration Then, the banking crisis in Cyprus as European Union leaders call for a tax on saving accounts Israel’s new governing coalition sworn in … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2013    

    It’s time for another edition of the Doubleheader, when we discuss the politics of sports and the sport of politics with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. This week, in the more serious portion of … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013    

    Pope Francis in 2013, then the Argentine archbishop, during a mass for Ash Wednesday at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Juan Mabromata/ AFP/ Getty Images. The aging, French cardinal proto-deacon Jean-Louis Tauran stepped in front of … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013  

    Following his historic election, Pope Francis’ first day was no-nonsense, as he collected his belongings before moving into his new life as pontiff. The 76-year-old Argentine native is the first non-European pope in 12 centuries, though he is the son of Italian immigrants. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013  

    Pope Francis is the first pontiff to hail from Argentina. He’s also a huge soccer fan. For more on the pope’s South American roots and his home country’s reaction to the papal election, as well as the intersection of religion, populism and politics there, Jeffrey Brown talks with Hugh Bronstein of Reuters from Buenos Aires. Continue reading