Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernizing Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, were declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonization on Sunday morning.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, a fire rages through Philippine slums, runners return to the Boston Marathon, and more in today’s daily brief.
Photos of Meb Keflezighi, Tatyana McFadden and other 2014 Boston Marathon participants and observers.
Runners take to the streets of Boston ahead of the April 21 marathon for a tribute run to honor survivors and first responders from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Toyota hits the reset button on the Camry, suddenly having the air of a Lexus, giving it a sportier edge, the 2015 Subaru Outback seems a winning evolution of a winning formula, the Mustang rode to the top of the Empire State Building, and on the high end, Alfa Romeo makes its first return to the American spotlight in two decades and others sharpen their attack on Tesla as the New York International Auto Show kicks off. The show opens with a sneak preview to the public April 18th and runs through April 27th.
Inmates perform the Broadway musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” inside Peru’s Sarita Colonia prison.
Images from the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, where at least 12 people were killed and 2,000 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that devastated parts of the city. Authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze.
At the traditional Easter market at the Old Town Square in Prague, rabbits ran through an obstacle course as part of Holy Week celebrations on April 14, 2014.