Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.
Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike.
Earlier this week, an Israeli panel approved construction of approximately 1,800 new settlements in the West Bank.
Eastern European countries including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have flatly opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015.
Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran’s parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader, killing at least 12 people, wounding dozens and igniting an hours-long siege at the legislature/