Pope Francis traveled to a war zone for the first time, world leaders congregated on the climate and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a historic change. Test your knowledge of these events and more in our 5-minute quiz.
By Larisa Epatko
At the tail end of a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis spent roughly 24 hours in the turbulent Central African Republic. His visit didn’t last long, but humanitarian organizations are hoping it has a lasting impact.
By Michael D. Regan
Amid tight security, Pope Francis arrived on Sunday in the Central African Republic, a country uprooted by an ongoing civil war.
On the final stop of his African tour, Pope Francis brought a message of peace and reconciliation on Sunday to the Central African Republic, a nation that has seen steady violence between Christians and Muslims during the past two years.
By News Desk
Continuing his first-ever African tour as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis delivered mass before thousands of people at Uganda's most famous Catholic shrine.
Pope Francis closed a three-week meeting of Catholic Bishops on Sunday that focused on the church's position on family issues. The Bishop's expressed a more tolerant view toward divorced Catholics, but blocked any reconsideration of the church's stance on gay…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, American and Russian military officials held their third round of video conferencing in an attempt to set rules for airspace above Syria after a close call over the weekend. Also, Iraqi forces say they’ve launched…
By Alison Moore
The Honorary Comedic Advisor to the Pope was announced on Monday... and he’s a rabbi.
By Judy Lin, Associated Press
California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed right-to-die legislation.
By Joshua Barajas
The Vatican on Friday said Pope Francis’ “only real audience” while visiting Washington, D.C. was a former student and his family. Turns out, that audience was a gay couple.
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