Toyohiko Otomo, head of the Kasumigaseki subway station district, offers flowers at Kasumigaseki station in Tokyo Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to mark the 23rd anniversary of sarin nerve gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic bags to release sarin nerve gas inside subway cars in 1995, sickening thousands and killing 13. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 1:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. But when is uncertain. Such is the secrecy that surrounds Japan's death penalty system. Tuesday marks 23 years since members of the Aum...
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Bishops Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, Alfred Xuereb, and José Avelino Bettencourt lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads a Mass during their ordination ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 19, 2018 - 1:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is cautioning bishops to avoid politicking, business and high society. Francis elevated to bishops' rank three priests during a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica on Monday evening. He said bishops should "abandon the temptation to become princes," and that they are...
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Pope Francis sits among youths for a group photo during the opening session of the pre-synod of the youths meeting, at the the Mater Ecclesiae college in Rome, Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 19, 2018 - 8:53 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women, saying that men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a "sick mentality" who think that women exist to be exploited. He insisted Monday: "This isn't making love. This is torturing a woman. Let's not...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed to Parliament House by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during her state visit in Canberra Monday, March 19,2018. The Nobel Peace laureate who has been widely condemned over her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority arrived in Sydney at the weekend for a summit of Southeast Asian leaders. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 6:31 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was feted in Australia with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute Monday as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney over the...
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FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 16, 2010 photo Cardinal Keith O'Brien speaks to the media in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland reported on Monday, March 19, 2018 that O'Brien, who became the first cardinal in history to recuse himself from a papal election over a personal scandal, has died. He was 80. O'Brien had resigned as archbishop in 2013 after allegations about sexual conduct relating to relationships in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Scott Campbell, File)
March 19, 2018 - 6:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the first cardinal in history to recuse himself from a papal election over a personal scandal, has died, his archdiocese in Scotland said Monday. He was 80 and had suffered from a heart ailment. O'Brien, once Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader, resigned...
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Warsaw residents protest against plans by the ruling conservative party that are supported by the influential Roman Catholic Church to further tighten Poland's strict anti-abortion law, in front of the Warsaw Archbishop's residence in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 18, 2018 - 11:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women across Poland are protesting in front of bishops' residences after the influential Roman Catholic Church urged the government to ban abortion. In Warsaw, 400 protesters gathered Sunday before the archbishop's seat with wire clothes hangers, a symbol of illegal abortions...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An attacker dressed in a school uniform set off a grenade amid a group of hundreds of university students in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing himself and wounding five students, according to the district police chief. Nasir Nadery said the attacker, who slipped...
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Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a mass at the St. Padre Pio Sanctuary in San Giovanni Rotondo, Southern Italy, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Pope Francis is making a pastoral visit to the places where Padre Pio was born and lived Saturday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leading archbishop has deplored comments by a senior conservative priest who had wished Pope Francis a quick death if he does not open to "wisdom." Krakow Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski said Saturday he heard about the comments with "pain and regret" and has discussed...
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This photo shows a complete copy of a letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis that the Vatican released Saturday, March 17, 2018, after coming under blistering criticism for previously selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it. The previously hidden part of the letter, the Vatican blurred the final two lines of the letter's first page, provides the real explanation why Benedict refused to provide commentary on a new Vatican-published compilation of books about Francis' theological and philosophical background that was released to mark his fifth anniversary as pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 17, 2018 - 3:32 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it...
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In this March 1, 2018, photo, Barista Lee Kang Bin applies the finishing touches to a recreation of a couple's Niagara Falls vacation photo, at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)
March 17, 2018 - 8:08 am
MOCHA MASTER: SKOREA BARISTA ADORNS COFFEE WITH WORKS OF ART SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Would you like cream, sugar and art with that? A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks. Lee Kang Bin uses food coloring...
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