- Vatican envoy's visit to Venezuela canceled amid tensions Updated: May-19-16 4:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A planned visit to Venezuela by the Vatican's foreign minister was called off Thursday amid mounting tensions between the country's government and the political opposition.
- Marco Pannella, maverick in Italian postwar politics, dies Updated: May-19-16 11:39 am
ROME - Marco Pannella, a maverick radical politician who was crucial to Italian postwar campaigns to legalize abortion, divorce and other social change, died Thursday. He was 86.
- Vatican tamps down expectations over women deacons Updated: May-13-16 11:00 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is tamping down any expectations that Pope Francis is about to let women serve as deacons in the Catholic Church anytime soon.
- Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president Updated: May-02-16 6:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.