Pope Urban VI
presided over a major schism in the Roman Catholic Church in 1378,
which resulted in the emergence of parallel feuding papacies that
lasted nearly four decades. Urban was supposedly prone to violent
outbursts; later on, he caught wind of a conspiracy to depose him and
had six cardinals arrested, tortured and ultimately executed. Legend
has it he complained to the torturers that the cardinals' screams were
not loud enough. The Church survived.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Thrusting himself into the heated
American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that
Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal
immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump fired back ferociously, saying it was "disgraceful" for a
religious leader to question a person's faith.
Last week, a young Franciscana dolphin was killed on a beach in
Argentina as a consequence of rough handling by throngs of eager
tourists. The animal, along with another dolphin, had reportedly been
yanked from the water so people could take photos.