The NATO summit on May 20-21 offers Chicagoans a front row seat to a conference of global importance. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, is preparing for the event.
Pope Benedict XVI heads to Cuba and Mexico on Friday. The Pope’s trip coincides with the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of the Virgin of Charity. Many church observers believe, however, that the Pope's trip is also an attempt to further the church's political agenda.