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Pope Francis Receives Charlemagne Prize

Pope Francis was presented with the International Charlemagne Prize for his “message of hope and encouragement" Friday at the Vatican. In his acceptance speech, Francis urged Europe “to build bridges and tear down walls,” where being a migrant is not a crime, but “a summons to a greater commitment on behalf of the dignity of every human being.” Echoing the famous “I have a dream” speech by U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the pontiff offered his vision of a Europe...

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