Skip to content

Tag: Pope Francis

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on February 15, 2017

Confirmed: Trump to Visit Israel This Month

WASHINGTON – In an appeal for religious tolerance and unity against the scourge of radicalization, US President Donald Trump has chosen to travel to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome on his first presidential trip overseas, senior administration officials confirmed on Thursday.

Opposition activists clash with riot police during a protest march in Caracas on April 26, 2017. Protesters in Venezuela plan a high-risk march against President Maduro Wednesday, sparking fears of fresh violence after demonstrations that have left 26 dead in the crisis-wracked country. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela: Opposition Rejects Papal Intervention as Maduro Declares ‘There Is No’ Congress

Venezuela’s political opposition rejected calls from Pope Francis for another round of dialogue with dictator Nicolás Maduro, and decried the pope’s claim that the opposition was currently “divided.” The Vatican mediated talks between the two sides throughout 2016 which collapsed as the government refused to release political prisoners or entertain presidential elections.