Latest Pope John Paul II News

Pope: New meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch possible

Dec. 06, 2021 10:19 AM EST

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday there were plans for a possible second meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, after their historic 2016 encounter in Cuba became a landmark in mending relations severed by the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity. ...

In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

Dec. 04, 2021 14:43 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good rather than narrow, nationalist interests. Arriving in...

Protesting Orthodox priest heckles Pope on Greece visit

Dec. 04, 2021 11:49 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis was heckled by an elderly Greek Orthodox priest on Saturday as he arrived for a meeting with the head of the country’s Orthodox Church, evidence of the lingering distrust between some Orthodox and Catholics 1,200 years after Christianity was cleaved in...

TABC high school boys and girls basketball rankings

Nov. 30, 2021 14:19 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Nov. 30: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 6-0; 2. Richardson, 7-0; 3. McKinney, 9-1; 4. Friendswood Clear Brook, 8-1; 5....

Duncanville boys, DeSoto girls top Texas 6A hoops rankings

Nov. 23, 2021 19:33 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings for the week of Nov. 23: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 3-0; 2. Richardson, 6-0; 3. McKinney, 7-0; 4. League City Clear Brook, 6-1; 5. Humble...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 00:49 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Athens Bible 54, Cherokee 21 Baldwin County 60, Alma Bryant 38 Brewbaker Tech 71, Marbury 42 Daphne 55, LeFlore 51 Davidson 45, Fairhope 39 ...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 00:49 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Andalusia 54, Florala 47 Arab 57, Fairview 47 Athens Bible 79, Cherokee 47 Autaugaville 53, Pike Road 47 Belgreen 53, Hamilton 31 Boaz 66, Sand...

Fernando González, AP head of Caribbean news, dies in Cuba

Nov. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, who spent decades covering and directing major stories for The Associated Press across Latin America, from papal visits to border skirmishes, hurricanes and hostage standoffs, has died in Havana. González, 60, died at his home...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 20, 2021 00:58 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Abbeville 56, Barbour County 31 Addison 63, Meek 18 Albertville 39, Boaz 27 Arab 58, Randolph School 15 Athens 51, Bob Jones 25 B.T. Washington...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 20, 2021 00:57 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Abbeville 81, Barbour County 42 Addison 58, Meek 55 Alabama Christian Academy 86, Highland Home 59 Albertville 59, Boaz 57 Arab 51, Randolph School 33 ...