This Christmas day brought all the traditional festivities and religious observances, but it was also marked by questions about the pope's safety and a harsh winter storm in the Midwest. Jeffrey Brown reports.
In other news, a winter storm spread across the Midwest on one of the busiest travel days of the year, and Christmas celebrations began around the world.
In other news, President Obama vowed to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by next October, and an Iranian-American was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in an Iranian jail for participating in demonstrations against the nation's government.
Pope Benedict XVI launched the second leg of a closely-watched trip to the Middle East Monday with a visit to Israel's Holocaust memorial where he said victims of the genocide "lost their lives but they will never lose their names."…
After encountering international criticism, the Vatican has demanded that a bishop whose excommunication was lifted last month by Pope Benedict XVI recant his denial of the Holocaust. A National Catholic reporter gives an update.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke Friday at the United Nations, saying respect for human rights should be the focus of international cooperation, but warning "multilateral consensus" is "subordinated to the decisions of a small number."…
The Vatican on Friday rejected a new sexual abuse policy developed by U.S. bishops, saying elements of its zero-tolerance doctrine conflict with universal church laws and could threaten the rights of accused priests.
Pope John Paul II has summoned American cardinals to the Vatican for a meeting next week to discuss the recent sex scandals that have rocked Catholic churches in the U.S.
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