Vatican signs landmark agreement with China on appointment of bishops 

The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the Communist government. The provisional agreement, signed in Beijing by deputy foreign ministers from both sides, was announced as Pope Francis visited Lithuania on a four-day trip… Read More Vatican signs landmark agreement with China on appointment of bishops 

Dozens killed as gunmen open fire at military parade in Iran

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force. State television said the assault, which wounded more than 60 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials… Read More Dozens killed as gunmen open fire at military parade in Iran