A farmer’s son stands in a hamlet near Gomel. Hundreds of villages were ethnically cleansed of Yiddish speakers during the Nazi occupation. He doesn’t know any Jewish people.
The election of Francis is being interpreted as a victory for reform-minded cardinals, and may herald sweeping changes for the scandal-beset Catholic Church.
Paintings by Picasso, Matisse, and Monet are among several stolen from a Dutch art gallery in Rotterdam.