ROME –– Pope Paul VI, El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and German nun Maria Katharina Kasper will be canonized as Roman Catholic saints Oct. 14 in St. Peter’s Square. Pope Francis made the announcement Saturday during a meeting with cardinals to confirm the canonizations. The ceremony is due to take place as part of an October Vatican summit of world bishops, or synod, dedicated to young people. Paul was pope from 1963 to 1978 and is remembered for closing the Second
WASHINGTON— Facing imminent deadlines, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel largely papered over their differences on trade and the Iran nuclear accord on Friday, stressing instead ties between the longtime allies and their shared goal of a nuclear-free North Korea. Still, Merkel’s brief visit, coupled with French President Emmanuel Macron’s more lavish stopover earlier in the week, made clear that the U.S. president’s divisions with European
WASHINGTON — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study. The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth’s climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they can now observe it. It could make for more extreme weather across the Northern Hemisphere, especially Europe, and could increase sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast, they said.
MUENSTER, Germany — The 48-year-old German man who drove a van into a crowd in Muenster was well-known to police, had a history of run-ins with the law and had expressed suicidal thoughts to a neighbor last month, German prosecutors said Sunday. The man, whose name was not released, killed two people and injured 20 others Saturday afternoon by crashing into those drinking outside a popular bar in the western German city’s Old Town. He then shot himself to death inside the van. The
MUENSTER, Germany — A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security official said there was no indication of an Islamic extremist motive but officials were investigating all possibilities in the deadly crash that took place at 3:27 p.m. on a warm spring day. Witnesses said people ran away