VATICAN CITY (Reuters) No official reason was given for the cancellation but Vatican and church sources said it was a combination of security concerns and logistics.
TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - In Jerusalem, he will pray at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
(RNS) Whether the president's time abroad will appease faith groups upset by his proposed Muslim travel ban and his waffling over the possibility of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem — among other thorny issues — remains to be seen.
(RNS) "I read the Quran on YouTube. Saw a video. Made by Muhammad, a great Prophet. Really great. He's doing great things."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope and the president — who have sparred on immigration, climate change and capitalism — are scheduled to meet on May 24.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) No official confirmation was given, but "concrete steps" are being taken to make it happen.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A strike by employees of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs may force Pope Francis to postpone his visit to Israel, scheduled for May 24-26.