Ambassador Francis Rooney, Former US Ambassador to the Holy See

Bret Baier sits down with Francis Rooney, former US Ambassador to the Holy See, to discuss his book, pope Francis' visit to the United States, his love for the poor, threats to the Vatican from ISIS, US Vatican relations and more. 

Papal Conclave

Lightning strikes the Vatican!

A photo of a lightning bolt that appears to be striking St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican was taken Monday evening..the photo was taken hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced he will step down at the end of month. The photo was taken by Filippo Monteforte, a photographer with Agence France Press. While some are doubting the actual photo, one meteorologist and known lightning photographer, Jesse Ferrell, believes it is real. What's a bit spooky, Ferrell says, is "that it doesn't appear from a Google Image Search that a similar image has ever been captured before...."


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President Obama set out Monday to help seal a global climate pact at the opening of a major summit in Paris, though he faces stiff opposition at home from congressional Republicans and states worried his proposals will cost thousands of jobs.

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