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  • 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:

  • The Latest: Pope Francis settles in for first night in US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-22-15 5:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:

  • Pope presses message to Cuba: Be willing to change story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-21-15 11:10 pm

    SANTIAGO, Cuba - Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in their own history: Overcome ideological preconceptions and be willing to change.

  • The Latest: Pope Francis serenaded by Cuban girls' choir story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 8:41 pm

    HOLGUIN, Cuba - The latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to Cuba and the United States. All times local:

  • For Cuban family, pope's message on ideology hits home story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 5:29 pm

    HOLGUIN, Cuba - In this quiet city in eastern Cuba, families know how ideology can divide.

  • A look at Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 1:11 pm

    HAVANA - A look at Cuba's top Roman Catholic churchman, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who at Mass on Sunday thanked Pope Francis for his work promoting detente between Havana and Washington and called for reconciliation between Cubans living on the island and elsewhere.

  • AP WAS THERE: Pope John Paul II arrives in Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Sep-19-15 12:15 am

    HAVANA - EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 21, 1998, Pope John Paul II became the first Catholic pontiff to visit Cuba, and more than 20 AP writers, editors, photographers and TV staffers arrived to cover the historic visit.

  • A glance at current and past papal visits to Cuba 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 12:04 am

    HAVANA - Pope Francis will be the third Roman Catholic pontiff to visit Cuba when he arrives on Saturday.

  • An anxious, but hopeful return to Cuba for pope's visit story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:45 pm

    HAVANA - When Fidel Castro staged a first, failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government, Roman Catholic Archbishop Enrique Perez Serantes pleaded for the rebel leader's life to be saved. After Castro took power, Serantes' support turned to opposition and the prelate's family fled.

  • Pope to give 4 speeches in English in US, rest in Spanish story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 8:17 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will deliver only four out of his 18 speeches in the U.S. in English, using his native Spanish for the vast majority of his homilies, greetings and other speaking engagements in his three-city U.S. tour, the Vatican said Tuesday.

  • As pope set to visit, Church has boosted social work in Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 2:02 am

    HAVANA - As vespers drew to a close at the St. Egidio Catholic community center, a dozen homeless men in threadbare pants and rumpled T-shirts shuffled into a side room where volunteers handed out cups of soda and soft yellow rolls spread with mayonnaise.

  • Cuba releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of pope's visit story has photos
    Updated: Sep-11-15 11:11 pm

    HAVANA - Cuba announced Friday that it is releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of next week's visit by Pope Francis, the third time Cuba has granted inmates freedom before a papal trip.