Obama meets with Cuban Cardinal Ortega, in recognition of the key role he played in the US-Cuba reconciliation process

President Obama, his wife and daughters met with the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega on his first historic visit to the Island nation. President Obama’s three-day visit to the country will focus on deepening long-neglected commercial ties between the two countries. Cardinal Ortega and Pope Francis played key roles in helping restore relations… Continue reading Obama meets with Cuban Cardinal Ortega, in recognition of the key role he played in the US-Cuba reconciliation process

Oregon gunman was targeting Christians, eyewitness claims

Chris Harper-Mercer was reportedly asking victims their religion before shooting them The gunmen who killed at least 9┬ápeople at a college shooting in the US state of Oregon, was targeting Christians, eye witnesses are reporting. Twenty-six-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire on students and staff yesterday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, southwestern Oregon, before he… Continue reading Oregon gunman was targeting Christians, eyewitness claims

Vatican spokesman declines to speculate on what Pope will say during US engagements

Francis will meet President Obama, speak at a joint meeting of Congress and address the UN during his time in America Despite repeated questions from journalists on what Pope Francis will say to President Barack Obama, a joint meeting of Congress and the United Nations on any range of potential subjects, Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father… Continue reading Vatican spokesman declines to speculate on what Pope will say during US engagements

Pope Francis arrives in Washington DC

President Obama and the First Lady have welcomed the Pontiff to America at the start of his three-city visit Pope Francis arrived in the United States the late afternoon of September 22 to begin his first apostolic journey as pontiff. His plane, an Alitalia jetliner, touched down at Joint Base Andrews near Washington at 3.51pm… Continue reading Pope Francis arrives in Washington DC