- Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty Updated: May-13-15 3:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.
- Castro: Pope Francis so impressive I might return to church Updated: May-10-15 2:16 pm
VATICAN CITY - Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente - and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.
- Vatican says Cuban president to visit Pope Francis this week Updated: May-05-15 3:01 pm