Today in One Paragraph
Bernie Sanders announced he’s speaking at a conference at the Vatican next week. Authorities said two people were killed in a shooting at an Air Force base in San Antonio. An American freelance photographer was released from imprisonment in Syria after four years, according to reports. Pope Francis released new guidelines on family life, calling for the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming to non-traditional families. And a suspect linked with the November Paris attacks was arrested in Belgium.
Sanders Heads to the Vatican. The Vermont senator announced that he’ll be visiting the Vatican next week to speak at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences against the “idolatry of money.” “I was very moved by the invitation,” said Bernie Sanders in an interview. “I am a big, big fan of the pope.” Sanders will leave for Rome on April 14 after the Democratic debate. (Reena Flores, CBS News)
Shooting in Texas. Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, according to a Bexar County spokesman. Authorities added that “this is not an act of terrorism.” (The Associated Press; NPR)
American Released From Syria. The Syrian government freed an American freelance photographer Kevin Dawes, according to two U.S. officials. Dawes went missing in Syria in 2012. (Adam Goldman, The Washington Post)