Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi (right) is denying claims in Italian newspapers that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor. The rumors are part of an attempt to undermine the pope, the Vatican says.
Pope Francis met with Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington last week. He's seen here leaving the embassy building on Thursday.
Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks after receiving the "Cost of Discipleship" award at a Family Research Council conference last week in Washington, D.C.
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Death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner is seen in an undated picture from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Following repeated delays, Georgia carried out its first execution of a woman in 70 years on Tuesday evening.
Pilar Cedeno, of Hackensack, N.J., prays as Mass is celebrated by Pope Francis is broadcast to crowds on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Saturday in Philadelphia.