World Youth Day Underway in Spain

The weeklong faith extravaganza of World Youth Day is under way in Madrid with more than one million young Catholics expected to pour into the city. Pope Benedict is now due to arrive on Thursday as bitter debates are raging over the festivities and the role of the church in Spanish politics. Millions anticipate Pope’s

Obama Honors Muslim-Americans

U.S. President Barack Obama said Muslim-Americans have made great contributions to the “strength and character” of the United States, as he welcomed guests to the White House for an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. In his speech Wednesday evening, the president said these contributions have been especially important in the 10 years