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Stories with person: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor 
    Updated: May-29-16 1:39 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy - a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

  • Pope embraces Al-Azhar imam in sign of renewed relations story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 9:35 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important channel for Catholic-Muslim dialogue after a five-year lull and at a time of increased Islamic extremist attacks on Christians.

  • AP names Fernando Gonzalez deputy news director for LatAm 
    Updated: May-04-16 12:33 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Fernando Gonzalez, a veteran video journalist who has spent more than 30 years covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named to a new role as The Associated Press' deputy news director for the region.