Latest Pope Francis News

Pope meets with Lebanon's PM-designate, urges end of crises

Apr. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Thursday and urged all Lebanese political leaders to “urgently commit themselves to the benefit of the nation," as the country endures a series of crises and disagreements that have prevented the...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Rockets say Sterling Brown was attacked, injured in Miami

Apr. 19, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Houston Rockets say that guard Sterling Brown was assaulted by unknown individuals after the team arrived in Miami late Sunday night, suffering cuts to his face. Brown was not playing Monday against the Heat, though the team said that was because of a...

Albanian man with knife wounds 5 at mosque in Tirana

Apr. 19, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian man with a knife attacked and wounded five people Monday at a mosque in the capital, police said, as investigators tried to determine a motive for the attack. Rudolf Nikolli, 34, entered the Dine Hoxha mosque in downtown Tirana about...

The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Apr. 18, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but...

Pope calls on Russia and Ukraine to seek reconciliation

Apr. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday voiced apprehension over a recent Russian troop buildup near the border with Ukraine and called for efforts to ease tensions in the 7-year conflict in eastern Ukraine pitting Ukrainian forces against Russia-backed rebels. ...

UNHCR appeals to Italy not to impede migrants rescue boats

Apr. 16, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency on Friday said he has urged Italy not to unnecessarily impede NGOs that operate migrant rescue ships in the central Mediterranean, as warmer weather is expected to bring the usual seasonal uptick in the departure of smugglers’ boats from...

Today in History

Apr. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 16, the 106th day of 2021. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 16, 2007, in one of America’s worst school attacks, a college senior killed 32...

Pope asks US bishop to resign after cover-up investigation

Apr. 13, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A bishop in Minnesota resigned Tuesday at the request of Pope Francis after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse, officials said. The Vatican said Francis accepted the resignation of...